We all can agree that Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja's love story gives us butterflies in our belly every time we delve deeper into it. Literally making #EverydayPhenomenal, the newlyweds never shy away from talking about each other, their love story, and how they're making it work despite the hectic schedules.[instagram]https://www.instagram.com/p/BlfEw6RHioc/?utm_source=ig_embed[/instagram]
And their social media has always spoken volumes about their chemistry. But did you know who is Sonam's favourite couple and inspiration? No points for guessing this one.
In many interviews and candid chats, Sonam has confessed that she has always looked up to her parents — Anil Kapoor and Sunita Kapoor — and considered their love as the greatest of all times. Having said that, she even re-posted this Instagram post by Humans of Bombay featuring Anil Kapoor and his love story. Before you scroll ahead, we're giving you a heads up — you may just turn into a ball of mush.
The post talked about the little details and unheard of nuances from Anil Kapoor and Sunita Kapoor's 45-year-relationship, and we bet it will make you wish for a fairytale romance like that
"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 I gave you so much money’ she says, ‘Woh sab khatam ho gaya...it’s all finished!’ and I jump out of bed & run to work!"
Even though Sonam adores her parents' love-story, she has also mentioned she would NEVER date someone like her father! In an interview with Simi Garewal back in 2012, Sonam revealed she was too much like her father, which is why she needed a partner like her mother to keep the relationship balanced! Who would have thought five years down the drain she would find a man with those traits in Anand Ahuja?
On another note, Anil Kapoor seems to have raised the bar for all potential men out there.