Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli is ‘it’ couples of India, so much so that their credit spreads much behind India and the Indian diaspora. Virat Kohli shares his love story with Anushka Their love and later their Italian marriage had their fans going gaga about them. While Anushka has talked about her marriage and love, Virat has seldom opened up about it. Now, speaking to American television sports journalist Graham Bensinger, he told how he was the shy one when they 1st met.
Watch the Virat Kohli interview here:
“The 1st time I met her, I broke a joke now. I was very excited, and that’s why I cracked a joke because I didn’t know anything to do. I was standing on sets and was acting all nervous and jittery. I believed I was funny (when I cracked that joke), and I said something which wasn’t the right thing to say. She is tall, and she was using heels (makes a gesture which isn’t too much) and she was being told that I am not that tall, I am not 6 feet plus or something… she walked in with heels and was looking taller than me, and I was like didn’t you get a more expensive pair of heels. Then she was like ‘excuse me’, and then I was like ‘no, I am just joking’. My joke displayed such an awkward moment for myself. I was such a fool, to be true. She was so positive, and she is on sets daily.”
Speaking about how he and Anushka are similar, Virat said, “She is also from a related background as me. We come from middle-class families, made it in their careers, worked hard, got to a specific stage. In hindsight, when we look into our lives, they were working at the same pace but in totally separate worlds. The timelines of my debut are 2008, the timeline of her starting her 1st film, shooting for it was 2008 August. We met in 2013, and our experiences have been so similar in totally different worlds, and then we got along so well. We were talking real things; we were discussing things that a lot of people don’t connect with, only if you have seen that day will you know what we are talking about. So the connect was there quickly.”
On their 1st date, he said, “It was rather traditional; we would go out for meals. Ultimately, you didn’t have to ask out because both of us understood we loved spending time with each other. I don’t even remember when we thought ‘okay this is the time when the change is happening’, it was so organic and natural. And it kept growing stronger and stronger. We knew that we just needed to be with each other.”
On the problem of how he popped the question and proposed to her, Virat told how things were all so planned, it just happened. At that moment, one of his friends, seated with the crew, talked about how Virat and Anushka’s friend group knew that marriage would happen. So, once it so happened, they all got together at his home, and he said that he wanted to say something to them. Then, he told me that he is getting married and they were that ‘okay, we know’. And then he added ‘but in 2-months’.
Talking about how the marriage happened, Virat confessed that Anushka made everything as he was in the middle of a series. She decided the location, and she considered pretty categorically that we had to keep secret. He went to say how there were just 42 people at the wedding, only close buddies and family and how top-level security setup was in place. They then celebrated her industry friends and his cricketer friends. Once, these parties were done, their respective families said that it was a wise decision to have the wedding in Italy.
Virat also spoke about their honeymoon in Finland. “So we go to Finland. We were requiring to see the Northern Lights but we just could not because it was snowing for all three days, but we were just fascinated and taken aback with the whole place. It was pure and white and snow all over and so clean. There was no pollution and so few people around. Then we went to the coffee shop once. So we enter the place, and we are like okay this is one place where we haven’t met one person from India yet. We are not getting noticed by anyone. This pure freedom and suddenly I look around, and I look in the corner, and there’s a Sikh guy with a turban, and I just looked away. I got my coffee, and I was trying to hide from him. I told Anushka I saw a guy and she was like ‘no way, all the way in Finland’. Then that guy noticed us and came to us and said ‘so good to see you guys and my last name is also Kohli’. I was like what are the chances of seeing one Indian guy in Finland, and his last name is the same as mine. I was like when are we going to a place where we don’t get noticed at all. Yeah, but it was funny.”