By Jasleen Kaur Last Updated:
She is hot, sexy and one of the most loved dusky beauties of Bollywood. After bagging the title of Femina Miss India in 2002, this girl never ever looked back. From modelling to acting, she has come a long way and has been a part of top grossing Bollywood productions Chup Chup Ke and Singh is Kinng.
On the other hand, he is a handsome, dashing and one of the most loved actors from the tinsel town. He has been applauded out loud for his amazing performances in films namely, Ungli and PINK. By now, you might have guessed we are talking about none other than Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi. These two lovelies surprised one and all when they decided on forever and tied the knot in a secret ceremony. Let’s just have a look at how their love blossomed and things fell in place for Neha and Angad.
Angad Bedi and Neha Dhupia have been one of those celeb couples, who played it really well and no one could guess if they were dating. Angad saw Neha for the first in the gym when he used to play under-19 in Delhi and she was preparing for the Miss India pageant. He had fallen for her right away and was pretty impressed with her running technique.
In a recent interview with Bombay Times, Angad Bedi himself talked about his side of the love chronicle in detail. He was quoted as saying:
“When I used to play Under-19 cricket in Delhi, during a gym session, I spotted this girl in really tiny shorts. I was impressed with her running technique. I figured out that her name was Neha Dhupia and that she was preparing for the Miss India pageant.”
Revealing the story further, he went on to say:
“Then, many years later, we met in Mumbai and became friends. I was interested in her, but she said that she wanted to be just friends. We have both been in relationships with other people and there has never been a facade. When it comes to spending the rest of your life with someone, you should do it with a friend. It doesn’t matter if that person is illiterate, educated or earns `10 or `10 crore. Eventually, these things don’t matter.”
And when we go back and check their social media profiles, we do get a glimpse of strong friendship brewing between the two. It all started when Angad Bedi posted a picture with Neha Dhupia and appreciated her performance in Tumhari Sullu. He shared this picture:
And captioned it as:
“@nehadhupia you rocked Maria!! Underplayed and you kept it completely real. Loved the scene when u ask her to join.. And how she had you at hello… #tumharisullu #aslibijlii onwards and upwards keep making us proud!! A rare talent in the industry.. #cinema”
And then, after some time they were seen grooving together at a Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge's reception. Here’s the video:
And now comes another revelation! No one knew about the fact that Angad proposed marriage to Neha four years before they actually got married. While Neha always wanted to maintain “friends” stance with him, Angad has always been like either wife or nothing. Since the beginning, Angad has had feelings for Neha, but she took her own sweet time.
Here’s what Neha Dhupia revealed in the same interview:
“Our friends knew that Angad had feelings for me, but it was one-sided, till I came around. He had proposed marriage to me four years ago, but I turned down his proposal at that time because I was in a relationship. He came back four years later and said that I had wasted four years of his life.”
She further quipped:
“He said, ‘I don’t want to be just in a relationship with you. Either you are my wife or nothing’. I always believe in one thing — the right time and place. In the past four years, I have seen a huge change in him. He has matured a lot. In the end, everything else goes flying out of the window and friendship is all that matters. I can promise you that we aren’t going be a couple who will post a lot about ourselves on social media.”
Finally, the day comes when the Prince Charming gets his long-wanted princess. Neha Dhupia, at last, realised that she was ready for marriage. And so, they decided on forever! Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi walked down the aisle in a hush-hush ceremony on May 10, 2018. The lovebirds had a lavish and lively Gurdwara wedding, which was followed by rites and rituals in an Anand Karaj.
Neha Dhupia in an interview revealed that only Karan Johar was aware of their marriage. She said:
“Less than a week before we got married, I was chilling in Karan’s house and I told him I was ready to get married. He said it was a great idea and went back to checking posts on social media! When I asked him how he could be so casual about it, he said, it’s the right thing to do.”
No one had even a single clue that Neha and Angad were seeing each other, so their wedding was just like a bolt from the blue. When they were asked about the reason why they kept their marriage a secret, Angad retorted:
“Our intention was not to keep it a secret. We just wanted it to be a private affair. What happens is that, the process of making up our minds, planning the wedding and inviting people is never-ending. When we went to Delhi, we didn’t think that we were going to get married. I went in my track pants and T-shirt along with one bag in my hand. We intended to stay overnight and come back.”
He further revealed:
“On the way, we discussed how we were going to approach the topic of marriage with her parents. Neha still consults her parents before taking major decisions. I just told them that I wanted to marry their daughter. There was silence for a bit and then her father said that he didn’t have a problem, but that I should speak to my parents about it. I have a great equation with her mother and she was fine with it. When I spoke to my father, he said that if I thought I was ready to go ahead, he will support me. Like all mothers, my mom, too, had dreams of a grand wedding for me, but I wanted it to be an intimate affair between the two families. The decision to get married was taken overnight.”
Further, Neha revealed that there was no proposal kind of thing happened between the two. Angad didn’t propose to her instead he went to Neha’s parents for the proposal. Revealing the details, Neha said:
“Angad didn’t propose to me, instead, he went with the rishta to my parents. His mother was not ready to give her nod for the wedding date, till she met me. I met her two days before the wedding and she asked me if I was sure about getting married to him and some other questions, which a to-be mother-in-law would generally ask. As far as his father is concerned, we had got strict instructions from him to keep it low-key or else the press would get a whiff of it and there would be OB vans outside the gurudwara.”
As and when the news broke that Angad and Neha are man and woman to each other, people started speculating that if she was pregnant and so they tied the knot in a hurry. Her loose and baggy outfits during her recent public appearances only fanned the flames further. Soon Neha Dhupia’s father came out in open and cleared the air about the same. Pradip Dhupia talked to Dainik Bhaskar and dismissed the baseless rumours and said:
"No, no, there is no such thing at all. Since the two got married early, people are thinking otherwise. But there is no such thing. People will keep talking about things and spread rumours as per their wish.”
Just like any other married couple, Angad and Neha too will balance their personal and professional lives well. They know it exactly how to strike a balance between the two. When Angad was asked about the same in an interview recently, he said:
“I was a commitment-phobic person. I never thought that I will settle down. Marriage has happened beautifully for me. As far as having kids and striking a work-life balance are concerned, I will be able to respond to the situation when I am in it. When we are in that situation and those sacrifices have to be made either by her or me, we will do it.”
He further added:
“Work is important, but there is a life beyond that. Kids are an extension of you and it is important to raise them well. If that requires sacrifice, even professionally, then we will do it. The happiness of having a child cannot be matched by any number of zeroes on a cheque. So, you got to look at life from that perspective.”
The best part about Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi is that they are best of friends. Any relationship is built when the persons are good friends to each other. And in their case, they score well! Meanwhile, on the professional front, Neha will be seen in Lust Stories on Netflix, while Angad will be seen in upcoming Indian biographical movie, Soorma.