Ekta Kaul, the mystic beauty, has broken many a heart after the news of her dating web sensation Sumeet Vyas came into light.
Ekta, talented and versatile, (Mere Angne Mein, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa) is sophisticated and has a demeanor which exudes warmth and genial candor.
In a exclusive chat with IWMBuzz, Ekta talks about her new found love, career and more. Excerpts:
Congratulations on your lovely path ahead with Sumeet Vyas. So what was the main reason behind keeping this relationship a silent affair?
Nothing as such. We just wanted to be sure before making it public. That’s it.
How and where did you both meet?
We did a pilot (shoot) together few years back but we did not keep in touch. And then we bumped into each other at BCL last year and that’s where everything started. He called me for a play after that and then we started meeting more often. And then started a regular love story (smiles).
What brought you both closer?
I think his honesty and the fact that he doesn’t give up easily, both personally and professionally attracted me towards him.
Describe the two of you…
Well, we are like fire and water. He’s water, flowing at his pace and more calm. I am the one who’s vibrant and chirpy mostly.
What is it that clicked according to you?
Simplicity I guess. We both are very simple people. We both like to keep it real. There’s less drama in our lives. Drama only happens when I create it (smiles).
He’s had a failed marriage. Is your family okay with it?
Yes! My family was more than normal. They were happier after knowing him and his family. My parents are evolved and they understand that everyone has a past and we can’t judge them because of their past.
You have had your past relationship problems. How did you both tackle and handle the bitter past that you both have faced. What’s the understanding?
We both believe in forgiving and forgetting. And we both have gracefully ended our previous relationships so there was no bitterness because of our previous relationships.
Have you had the fear of getting into a relationship after whatever happened to you?
I was not scared but yes I wanted to be little cautious this time. All I wanted to do was to take time. That’s it. One experience can’t block your life.
So how is the feeling now when you have Sumeet by your side?
I feel I am clearer about my life in general now. Also he brings in stability. The trust that I have is that he is someone to blindly fall onto.
He’s been a super success in the digital and big screen space. How do you feel?
I feel proud of the fact that I can look up to him both personally and professionally. His understanding of this subject is vast and I get to learn in every conversation I have with him. And yes I feel more proud to accept the fact that I am dating my celebrity crush! (smiles). It’s an amazing feeling!
What are his recent works that you have liked?
I mostly like everything that he does. I mean how can anyone not like his performance? (blush).
He’s had the best of romantic scenes with Kareena Kapoor in Veere Di? How do you feel when he gets romantic onscreen?
Nothing. Though it’s scary because they look real, I have a lot of other good things to torture him about (smiles). I don’t want to disturb his peace on such petty things. I want him to be at peace while he’s at work, because he’s at his best when he’s working.
What’s the best that you like in him? What’s the best that he likes in you?
Hmmm… I don’t know what he likes about me. I mean a few things I know, but I am sure because he’s a nice person and he keeps on complimenting me. But the best part about him is that he’s a great human being. He never talks bad about anyone or talks badly with anyone. And secondly he’s a tough guy. He never gives up, be it personally or professionally until things are beyond repair. He will work and work and work to make things happen. He’s such a hard worker!!
While you have mentioned marriage is on cards, he has denied it till now. What’s the reason?
I think it’s our coordination. We are a couple that’s completely not coordinated. That’s an issue (laughs).
Can you open up on your wedding plans?
As of now there’s no plan.
Are you both engaged?
We have never seen you with him in public till now. How did you both keep it silent?
We used to go for dinners and plays and movies but yes, we never got a chance to come together publicly as I was in Jammu for few months after we started dating and he was shooting outdoors when I came back. And then our schedules were never in sync. But we will soon.
In your down phase, who helped you the most?
Down phase? Did not have any!! One failed relationship can’t be a down phase. I mean by the grace of God I was healthy; I had a family, a shelter and few friends and I could eat all the meals with. That’s what I was thankful to God for.
I don’t know what he likes about me. I mean a few things I know, but I am sure because he’s a nice person and he keeps on complimenting me. But the best part about him is that he’s a great human being. He never talks bad about anyone or talks badly with anyone. And secondly he’s a tough guy. He never gives up, be it personally or professionally until things are beyond repair. He will work and work and work to make things happen. He’s such a hard worker
Do you think all have the right to be in love for a second time?
Absolutely. It’s everyone’s right to be with someone who loves them. There’s nothing more suffocating than being in a relationship in which you are not loved and respected. Being loved and to love someone is a great feeling. It gives you strength, clarity, confidence and happiness of a different level.
What lies ahead for you as an actor?
A lot of unlearning and then learning again. I am just focusing on the things that I couldn’t learn while I was working. And it’s a beautiful phase of my life. All I want to do is to enjoy every bit of it.
Are you taking a conscious break from the limelight to enjoy personal life?
Hmm… not really, I wanted a break because I was doing one hour daily for the last 2 years and it really took a toll on my health. It was hectic and I wanted to recover from dengue that I had got. And I am happy that while taking time off I got to meet him and we could spend more time together.
When can we see you back as actor?
You can come watch my plays. I am still here.
Wish you all the best, Ekta!!