Sonam Kapoor’s Hubby Anand Ahuja Reveals What Happened When He Saw Her First Time
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Anand Ahuja exchanged vows on May 8, 2018. The lovely couple had a big fat Indian wedding followed by a grand reception. The wedding took place in the presence of Guru Granth Sahib ji, following the Anand Karaj ceremony. the most incredible thing about this couple is that they are working on their marriage even when it is long-distance marriage.
Anand Ahuja shared how they manage their long-distance marriage in an interview with Filmfare. He revealed, “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.”
Sonam Kapoor recently completed 10 years of her film ‘Delhi 6’ that also starred Abhishek Bachchan. The movie cast and crew celebrated the occasion. While Sonam’s husband Anand Ahuja also took his social media to share a GIF from the film. On the post, Sonam commented, “I can’t believe I found my *a bulb emoji* in you.”
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To this, Anand replied, “@sonamkapoor – the first time I ever saw you … on the screen… at #CinemaVillage in Union Square NYC … your face looked familiar even though we had never met before … it was my second year working and your second film. I hadn’t been home for a year and went to see the movie just because I was homesick, and the title had ‘Delhi’ in its name! I didn’t understand the movie completely but the connection it created with its audience was undeniable. This is the power of intention, energy and emotion – that you and @bachchan put so sincerely into the film. It’s something I learn from seeing you work till today.”
Recalling the first date, Sonam had once shared, “When I met Anand for the first time, I was wearing sneakers. According to Anand, I was wearing very odd and old-fashioned shoes… Looking at my sneakers, he immediately quizzed ‘Arre yaar! Yeh kya sneakers phene huye hai tumne? (What kind of sneakers are you wearing?’. Then he requested me to stop wearing these sneakers and he immediately ordered for some good brand shoes for me, which were indeed very expensive as well.”
Earlier, Sonam talked about adding her husband’s surname to her name, and Anand adding her name into his in an interview with Firstpost, she stated, “Anand and I had a very long conversation you know, and we obviously want to have kids eventually, and he had this one friend who had a very long name, his mother’s name, father’s name, blah blah blah. I said, see anyways it’s a patriarchal concept, I have my father’s last name, I don’t have my mother’s name, and I want to be part of your family as well, and he wanted to be a part of mine.”
Sonam further added, “So first he said, shall I do Anand Ahuja Kapoor or Anand Kapoor Ahuja? And you do Sonam Kapoor Ahuja? I was like, that’s still my father’s name, no? How will my kids have my name in some way? Then he said, should I keep Sonam in the middle? So, I said fine.” Sonam also mentioned that in future when she and Anand will have kids, they will have ‘Sonam Ahuja’ as their last name, “Yes. I don’t know if that makes any sense to you, but we really thought about it. If and when we have children, that’s how it will be.”
Speaking of balancing between work life and married life ‘Veere Di Wedding’ actor said, “Yes. There has been a whole revolution with the #MeToo campaign where women are standing up for what they think is right and are asking for the respect they deserve. The team of L’Oréal Paris resonates the same thought I have, and they made sure that I was there, representing the brand, and women of worth on the red carpet. I’m also representing Indian women who know that they should work, regardless of anything.”
We wish the couple all the happiness.