Bollywood singer Shilpa Rao just lately tied the knot with best-friend Ritesh Krishnan. On the event of their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple, ETimes bought in contact with the ‘Bulleya’ singer, who spilled the beans on their first assembly, wedding ceremony day, and plans for February 14. Excerpts:

When did you first meet your husband Ritesh Krishnan?
I at all times inform Ritesh that we met due to him as a result of we have been doing a photoshoot for him, whereas on a US tour. He got here throughout as a really affectionate particular person. He permits you to be the way in which you’re. Few individuals make you’re feeling like that. The very first day, I used to be in a consolation zone with him and we began hanging out. We used to exit and watch concert events in Mumbai and in addition travelled collectively. I really feel like myself when I’m with him. In order that’s the way it has been for the final three years and eventually, we determined to get married.

How did love blossom between you two?
Our widespread love for meals, music, and journey introduced us collectively. I’m myself when I’m with him and I let him be himself. We love one another for who we’re. We’re in it for the lengthy haul.

Who was the primary one to precise emotions to the opposite?
It was Ritesh who expressed his emotions to me.

How did your dad and mom react after they got here to find out about your love affair?
My dad and mom have been very blissful as a result of they liked Ritesh proper from the start. He’s somebody who you’d immediately like. He will get very affectionate with individuals, particularly dad and mom. So my dad and mom appreciated him even earlier than we advised them we appreciated one another.

You each seemed gorgeous in your wedding ceremony day…
For our huge day, I feel we each have been on the identical web page and that was essentially the most wonderful factor. We did not take a look at it as a ritual or a marriage ceremony, as an alternative, we checked out it as a celebration of our love with the people who find themselves necessary to us like our dad and mom, my brother, sister, our households, and shut pals. Our household bought collectively and our pals linked by way of a video name due to Covid restrictions. We needed to take all precautions but additionally needed our family members to be there with us. It was all a few room full of pleasure and laughter shared with our family members. I’ll keep in mind that very fondly.

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This will probably be your first Valentine’s Day after the marriage. How do you propose to have a good time it?
I’ve learnt to prepare dinner throughout the lockdown. So, I need to rustle up some good meals for him. Possibly we’ll sit collectively and watch a film as a result of with IMPL, I will probably be going for the shoot and numerous work is occurring back-to-back. So, possibly that day, we are able to simply chill and never do many issues.

How have issues modified for higher or worse post-wedding?
I really feel issues mustn’t change in any respect. You shouldn’t change into a unique particular person simply since you are married now. We dated for 3 years and I do know Ritesh in a sure method and he is aware of me the identical as properly. Put up-wedding, you have to simply make one another smile daily and be there for one another. That is one thing I really feel must be fixed.

When you may dedicate your all-time favorite romantic track to Ritesh, which one wouldn’t it be?
‘Gulon Mein Rang Bhare’ is our track; we love that ghazal very a lot. I might dedicate it to him at any given time.

One factor that you simply completely love about him…
His affection for individuals is real and he doesn’t decide them. He’s an especially beneficiant particular person and it’s a very endearing high quality.

As a singer, do you strategy a romantic ditty any otherwise?
For me, it’s discovering the one factor that makes you join with a track and holding on to it. Whereas singing, I simply fall in love with the track and emote myself.

Any tip that you simply want to give all of the younger {couples} on the market…
Be sort to one another and be sort to your self. We’re not superhumans; we’re regular individuals who have a thoughts and coronary heart of our personal. You can’t be good each single day. So try to be straightforward on one another. Love and respect one another as that’s an important factor. And positively have endurance with each other. I feel in right now’s occasions, our lives are getting hectic and erratic; we should be very affected person with one another.


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