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The Ranveer-Deepika Marriage,What Took Them So Long?

Subhash K . Jha

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And  why the  secrecy  until  a fews weeks ago when the couple announced their marriage to the world? The  extended period  of courtship did not figure in the couple’s  public  proclamations at  all. For all we know,  Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone were  never a  couple until the wedding announcement. Of course Ranveer’s driver  (with or without Ranveer, depending on whether  he was  in town) always  picked her from the airport. The world saw this.  But the couple said nothing to explain their  behaviour.

So why the secrecy about the relationship?

According to close  friends  of the couple, it was Deepika who wanted  it  to remain under wraps.

“Or, at least not talk about the relationship. To an extent she wanted to safeguard her career.In India  actresses in a relationship tend  to invite caution  from  producers,” says a friend of the couple.

This lady is  not wrong. Years  ago  I was  sitting with the late and  much-missed showman Manmohan Desai when the news of Jaya Prada’s marriage  (to  producer Srikant Nahata) came on  the television.

“Why did  she have to get married?” MKD was genuinely perturbed.  “Now she will get pregnant. Who will see my film?”

At  that  point of time  Jaya Prada was starring in Desai’s Ganga Jamuna Saraswati opposite Amitabh Bachchan.

The prejudice against married actresses remain unchanged. I am not surprised  if Deepika wanted  to keep her  relationship under wraps for as  long as possible.  The  fortunate  part of her marital  alliance  is that she has a  genuinely liberal-minded husband. Like Virat Kohli(married to  actress Anushka Sharma)  Ranveer would like  nothing better than  to for Deepika to continue  with her  fabulous career after marriage.

I hear  Deepika and Ranveer plan to initiate their joint production  house .I am talking  about film production(what  did you think?).  This would be  an ideal platform for the couple’s career to blossom individually while they grow in their individual space.

I think the  bigger reason for Deepika’s secrecy abour her relationship was  a superstitious one.  In her  previous relationship with Ranbir Kapoor  Deepika had gone against her  own very private personality to proclaim her love from rooftops . She even had Ranbir’s name tattooed on  her  neck. She was THAT  sure of him and a future together.

When the relationship with Ranbir fell apart Deepika was shattered.

“Never again,” she vowed  . If love ever happens again she intended to keep her feelings close to her heart. Love did happen sooner than she  thought it would. This time she was discreet about her feelings. There were  interviews  about the  love of her life.

Now that they are finally taking the  plunge  I can  tell you this  much. This marriage  is for keeps. Ranveer and Deepika are fiercely committed to each other. The process of discovering one another will continue for a  long time. They are  still getting to know each other.

Oddly, in Padmaavat their last film together , they played antagonists who  never came face-to-face. In real life they can’t stop staring at one another.

They  find each  other incredibly goodlooking.Let’s see who blinks  first.

 

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