At a time when marriage is fast becoming an obsolete phenomenon, Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput present a contrasting picture. Their comfortable camaraderie stands out amongst the crop of other ostentatious, frivolous marriage of tinsel town.
Far from being a marriage of convenience and calculation, their relationship looks strong based on mutual admiration and love for each other. Unlike other couples ( who look at each other for cameras for a better picture that could grace the cover of magazines) Shahid and Mira least care about paparazzi. Rolling cameras don’t make them conscious or alert. Their comfort level stands out.
The couple, who have a decade age gap, tied the knot in New Delhi on July 7 last year. Shahid, who once dated actress Kareena Kapoor, had an important wedding clause: Not to get hitched to someone from the same industry.
“I am an actor. I have great respect for what I do. I have been in a relationship with actresses. It’s not like I had an issue with it. I just felt like it was important to find somebody who is real and normal.”
“Whether you like it or not, the moment you become a celeb, you won’t be able to do everything that a normal person can, and that starts limiting your exposure to everything that is real and normal.
“When asked if she gives her opinion on his films, the actor said, “She is 13 years younger so, she brings in a fresh perspective. When I read a script and I can’t relate to it, she looks at me and asks ‘Are you insane? This is exactly what normal people talk about. How can you not relate to this?’ She shows me a different perspective. She is strongly opinionated and honest … She gives an unadulterated and honest opinion,” said Shahid.