Love finds you in the most unexpected ways especially when you’re not even looking for it. Something similar happened with actress Gauahar Khan when she met her now-fiance Zaid Darbar.
Gauahar and Zaid had been dating for quite some time now and were not shy of posting adorable pictures with each other on their social media handles. Even though they never officially confessed anything and remained ‘just good friends’, their fans made a lot of speculations. And now, after plenty of rumours, the couple recently announced their engagement and also their wedding plans. And now it’s confirmed that Gauahar Khan and Zaid Darbar are tying the knot on December 25!
Recently, Gauahar and Zaid shared a glimpse of their pre-wedding photoshoot that completely floored us. Gauahar opted for a contemporary orange and red lehenga by Mrunalini Rao and paired it with a chic jacket. Zaid donned a simple kurta-pyajama combo and completed the look with a kalamkari Nehru jacket. Our verdict: they looked picture perfect! The love-birds also shared a sweet message and informed their fans that they will be having an intimate wedding ceremony.
With less than a month away from the wedding, of course, we can expect the bride-to-be glowing with happiness and love. Gauahar is on cloud nine already and we’re super excited to look at all her stunning wedding OOTDs and take notes! Talking about Zaid and how she realised that he was the one for her, she said in an interview recently, “I was averse to the idea of being with anyone when I met him. Yet, I felt this was something different because I had never met someone like him. I felt this is my kind of human being. He is like me in many ways in thoughts, behaviour, history and characteristics. So, I knew we would have a great friendship. We didn’t have a courtship. I met him, we hit it off and he didn’t think he would propose to someone, marriage was not on his mind. When he asked me, it wasn’t planned. It was in a flow and after meeting me, in literally over a month, he proposed to me. There were no second thoughts.
Stories like these truly make us believe in love. When the Bigg Boss 14 Toofani senior met Zaid, she didn't even know that she was looking for someone in the first place. She said in the interview, “Especially during the lockdown, I was seeing life from a different perspective. I wasn’t looking for love and when I met him, it wasn’t like I had butterflies in my stomach instead it was more that I met my human. I could connect to him, he can handle me, understand and take care of me, love me and be my best friend. It is a little unbelievable when people hear our story. Our families know that this was meant to be.”
The pandemic has been harsh on a lot of people and even Gauahar suffered when her father was recently hospitalised in a Pune hospital and that’s when she found a new perspective on life. “I had a deeper understanding of life during the pandemic. What got further emphasises is that time with family and loved ones matters the most. To meet a man who believed the same, made me think he is my kind of person.”
Now, of course, a lot of people have given their unsolicited opinions on social media regarding the age difference between the couple (which makes us roll our eyes TBH), but Gauahar had the most interesting thing to say about the same. She said, “I can be a goofball with him and also find maturity and balance in the relationship. The age difference isn’t much and it doesn’t bother me.”
We wish the soon-to-be bride all the very best for the future and we truly can’t wait to see Gauahar in her dulhan avatar!
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