By Shivangi Chawla
Aditya Narayan is all set to tie knot with his long term girlfriend and Actress Shweta Agarwal by the end of the year . They met on the sets of their debut film ‘Shaapit’ in 2010 and hit it off instantly . However, there were marriage rumours between the Indian Idol host Aditya and judge Neha Kakkar earlier this year in February. The rumours started on the sets of the reality show.
Talking about their relationship of ten years, the actor-singer said, “I have never kept my relationship a secret. But at one point there was too much being said about it. So, when I decided to not talk about it, people left me alone.”
“I met Shweta on the sets of ‘Shaapit’ and we hit it off instantly. Slowly and gradually, I realised I was head-over-heels in love and started pursuing her. Initially, she wanted to be ‘just friends’, because we were both very young and needed to focus on our careers. Like every relationship, we have seen a lot of ups-and-downs over the last 10 years. Marriage is just a formality between us now, which hopefully should also happen by November or December. My parents know Shweta and like her a lot. I am happy that I have found my soulmate in her.”
“I remember a few years ago, how people had assumed that Shweta and I had a big spat on the street and had broken up. After that it was so difficult for me to even go out with her. I accept that there can be issues in a relationship, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the road. Marriages break easily these days, so we were both taking our time to know each other. Now, after a decade, I feel it is the right time to take the plunge.”
Shweta has done films in the South opposite actors like Prabhas and Kichcha Sudeep among others. She was seen in the 2010 film Shaapit, where love blossomed between the two.
He also defends father Udit Narayan’s comment that he wanted to see Neha and Aditya getting married. “I had told my parents to not talk about Shweta, so when the rumours of Neha started, my father casually mentioned how if there was a possibility he would love to see us together. Audiences watch a fragment of our life and make assumptions. But I’d like to tell everyone that people, most of the time, do not know even five percent of a public figure’s life,” says Aditya.