Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja have dated for a couple of years before they tied the knot this May. The couple has been in a long distance relation, pre and post their wedding too, but they have never let the distance be a matter of concern. What’s the secret to make a long-distance marriage trouble free? “Patience and romance,” feels Anand.
In an interview with Mid-Day, at the launch of his new store in Bandra, Anand said, “When it comes to marriage, small things matter a lot. We eat meals together, even if we are in different time zones, on Skype. We also actively make sure that we don’t go over two weeks without seeing each other.”
He admitted that he was hopelessly romantic and revealed about his “old-school” courtship days. He said, “We would talk over the phone. It was seven weeks before we actually met. By then, we knew we were in love, but met in person to solidify it. At the end of the day, it’s about being patient.”
Sonam is a fashion icon and that’s something everyone knows but Anand is not behind in the fashion game. Soon, he wants to have a brand of his own with Sonam. “Sonam and I would love to build a brand together. She gets fashion, I get fabrics. Besides her (apparel line) Rheson, she is also involved with our label,” he said.
Anand gives all credit to Sonam for helping design his Mumbai outlet. He said, “I got clarity on the label after I met Sonam. She is decisive and I am the exact opposite. She intuitively knows what’s good for me. She has brought a lot of clarity to my life. This store reflects a personality thanks to her. We wanted to create a plaza — there is a coffee shop and a cupcake store. We wanted to create a niche brand with a unique story behind it. We are launching a new line in September.”
Anand, this proves that you love Sonam and are lucky to have her!