Bollywood superstar Anil Kapoor might not be the Khiladi, or Baadshah of Bollywood, but he has definitely managed to rule our hearts in all these years. Be it his emotional drama 'Beta' opposite Madhuri Dixit or his lastest release 'Race 3', he is the one who touches our hearts with his acting. He is the one who is aging like wine and probably the hottest actor in the industry giving tough competition to young actors like Varun Dhawan, Siddharth Malhotra, and Ranbir Kapoor.
Talking about his personal life, we all know that he is married to Sunita. Little do we know about their love story and chemistry. And this time, Anil has poured his heart out to tell us about how he met Sunita, how they both fell in love, and how has been their journey throughout these years.
In talk with Humans Of Bombay, Anil narrated,
“A friend of mine gave Sunita my number to prank call me––that’s when I first spoke to her & fell in love with her voice! Soon after, we met at a party––there was just something about her. We started talking & became friends. We used to discuss this other girl I liked - you know, if I like her or she likes me? Then suddenly that girl vanished, leaving me heartbroken – our friendship strengthened because of that!
Little did I know that Sunita was the one all along – we started dating organically. It’s not like in the movies––I didn’t ask her to be my girlfriend––we both just knew.
She was from a liberal family––a banker’s daughter with a modelling career & I was bekaar! She didn’t care who I was or what my profession is - none of it mattered! I lived in Chembur & she lived on Nepeansea road – it took me an hour to reach by bus. She would start screaming, ‘No come fast by cab!’ & I’d say ‘Arrey I don’t have money’ then she’d say ‘Just come na’ & pay for my cab!
We dated for 10 years––we travelled and grew together. She was always clear that she won’t enter the kitchen. If I said ‘cook’ I’d get a kick! I knew I needed to become something before asking her to marry me. I went through the struggle of not getting work, but she supported me unconditionally.
So when I got my first break, ‘Meri Jung’ I thought, now house will come, kitchen will come, help will come...I can get married! So I called Sunita & said, ‘Let’s get married tomorrow – it’s tomorrow or never’ & the next day, we were married!
I went for shoot 3 days later & madam went abroad on our honeymoon...without me!
Honestly, she knows me better than I know me. We’ve built our life; our home together. We’ve raised 3 kids & been through ups and downs. But I feel like we’re finally dating now – romantic walks & dinners have just begun!
We’ve been together 45 years––45 years of friendship, love & companionship. They don’t make people like her anymore. She’s the perfect mother, perfect wife & the reason I wake up every morning, motivated. You know why? When I ask her, ‘Arrey, yesterday only gave you so much money’ she says, ‘Woh sab khatam ho gaya..
Well, this definitely made our day!
Anil Kapoor is currently busy promoting his upcoming film 'Fanney Khan' which also starres Rajkumar Rao and Aishwarya Rai. He will also be seen in 'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Lga' which will also star his daughter Sonam Kapoor and actor Rajkumar Rao.