They first met at an age when they had not even heard words like ‘love’ and ‘soulmates’. As the years went by, they became the best of friends, fighting against many odds and supporting each other through thick and thin. And now, Ankit Siwach and Nupur Bhatia are all set for another milestone in their relationship.
Ankit, who was last seen as the male lead in the TV show, Manmohini, will tie the knot with Nupur, senior marketing manager at a multinational company, on February 4. “The marriage and pre-wedding rituals will be a close-knit affair, and they will be held in Jim Corbett. I have to plan a reception for my friends in Mumbai and a party in my hometown, Meerut, too.”
Talking about his ladylove, he says, “Nupur and I have been classmates since kindergarten and friends for almost 20 years now. In our case, the dialogue, ‘Pyaar dosti hai’ (from the 1998 Bollywood hit, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai) is true. We have already spent almost a lifetime together, witnessed the highs and lows with changing circumstances, and accepted each other the way we are. There were times when we were in different cities, even different countries for some time, but we stood by each other through everything. We have come a long way and I am happy that this beautiful relationship is culminating in marriage. I am both nervous and excited to take this step with Nupur.”
Like any other relationship, theirs, too, has weathered the test of time and come out stronger. Ankit shares, “There was a time when, as individuals, we went through major changes because of our professions. The way we looked at life was totally different; our approaches were poles apart. I believe everyone hits that low phase in life, which gradually passes, and it all depends on how you emerge out of it. Looking back, I think that the turmoils we faced have helped our relationship become stronger.”