TV actor Sharad Malhotra, who also dated Divyanka Tripathi in past, is all set to tie the knot with a Delhi-based fashion designer Ripci Bhatia in April. It looks like Sharad Malholtra has found the one and is ready to settle down.
Sharad Malhotra took to Instagram to share a picture with fiancee Ripci Bhatia and saying that he is lucky to have her. In the picture, the two can be seen seeking the blessings of Lord Ganesha.
He captioned the picture as
“They say ur lucky …….I say, I’m lucky @ripci.bhatia #ripsha #ganpatibappamorya #nowandforever.
Check out this picture shared by Ssharad:
Don’t they look great together?
In a recent interview with Bombay Times, Shared had opened up on how and when he met his lady love. He said that he was going through a tough phase and had recently come out of a relationship when he met Ripci. He said,
“When I was introduced to Ripci, I had just come out of a relationship and was going through a difficult phase. Initially, we would just exchange occasional pleasantries on social media. It was only after Ganpati last year that we got talking on the phone, which was after my last relationship ended. What connected us probably was our fear of marriage. In fact, Ripci travelled the world for six years to avoid marriage, as the pressure on a girl at her age was mounting. I would have loved to do that, too, but I was constantly working. It’s only recently that our families got involved after we spoke over the phone for a few days. Both of us instantly realised that this is it and decided to take the plunge.”
Interestingly, Ssharad, who has been in long-term relationship with Divyanka Tripathi in the past, did not date Ripci. He said,
“For a change, I didn’t date Ripci. Everything happened in an old-fashioned way for us, as we said a ‘yes’ without meeting each other much. In fact, she asked me recently why we didn’t date before deciding to tie the knot. It just didn’t happen.”
In fact, he didn’t even meet Ripci as a potential partner. He said,
We didn’t meet with the intention of getting married. I have always feared taking the plunge, as I would freak out thinking about the responsibilities that would come five years down the line. I developed cold feet every time a relationship graduated to the point of marriage. However, after my last relationship ended, I took time out for myself and travelled just to introspect. I realised that bahut bhaag liya. I can either keep running away from imarriage all my life, or get into it, experience it and see for myself if it’s good, bad or ugly. My mother was extremely happy when I gave my nod. Having said that, she didn’t give her approval immediately. She took her time to be sure that I was ready for it, given my colourful past. She feared that I would back out again. But everything happened organically. I would call it an arranged-cum-love marriage.”