Romance is in the air as we are all set to celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14. But there’s young star Ritvik Arora, who feels a pain in his heart every time Valentine’s Day arrives. In an exclusive chat with indianexpress.com, the actor poured his heart out about his emotions towards the day.
“I was in a relationship with a girl, who I really loved. We were dating for a couple of years and like every guy, I always wanted to make Valentine’s Day special for her but could not as my mother’s birthday also falls on the same day. Since we had celebrations at home I never managed to go and spend time with her,” reminisced Ritvik.
Similar to his character of Ahaan, Ritvik is a romantic and he proved the same, when he surprised his then girlfriend in a very special way. He shared, “When I was in my 12th standard, I decided to bunk my school to spend some quality time with her, as evening would have been spent at home celebrating mom’s birthday. So I sneaked out, took her on a long drive. And while we took a halt, I asked her to open the boot, which she did. She was surprised when dozens of helium balloons came flying up towards her. I was so happy to see her excited like a kid, it was quite a romantic date.”
Though the actor has now parted ways with this special person, he still holds her memories close to his heart. “Every Valentine’s Day reminds me of her and I do miss her, now that she is not part of my life. We have moved on in our individual lives but she will always remain special to me.,” he added with a smile.
Ritvik made his television debut with Tu Aashiqui, and stars alongside Jannat Zubair. The show airs on Colors, 7 pm, and recently clocked 100 episodes.