Vrinda Prasad was excited but at the same time, she was also sad. A film journalist and talk show host, Vrinda says, “As our wedding day was nearing, I was quite low because I did not want to leave Hyderabad. He is from Mumbai, I had to shift base. That was something that was bothering me. Leaving behind my career, folks and friends was upsetting, but I was excited about being with Vinay.”
“I was nervous about settling in a new city, but also excited that we won’t have to bother about not calling or messaging each other. We would be together,” she adds. On the other hand, for Vinay it was only, “about giving Vrinda a quality life which she had back in Hyderabad considering the sacrifices she was making to be with me. The biggest being her blossoming career,” shares Vinay.
COUSINS PLAYED CUPID
Vrinda’s cousin, was getting engaged to Vinay’s brother and that’s when they first met. Their first date was just as pleasant as their first meeting. They quickly learned they had quite a lot in common. “That’s where we became friends, my cousins played cupid. Initially both of us didn’t show interest, later I told him let’s date and we will figure out. He was okay with it, but he couldn’t contain it so told his folks. His mom called my mom and congratulatory messages began to pour in. And I was like, weren’t we supposed to date and figure out?’ But yeah, all for good. I won’t say we are totally opposite, we both are fun-loving and have a lot of common interests, says Vrinda
The big day
Recalling her favourite memory from the wedding day, Vrinda says, “The moment Vadhyar (pandit) started to recite ‘mangalyam tanthunanena’ Vinay would recite the whole prayer before the priest could finish it, and the guests burst out laughing.
It’s memorable because until that moment I was in tears and I started flashing my 32, the minute he did that.” Vinay adds, “The moment her father placed her hand in mine, I promised to myself that I will never leave it.”
So what’s the favourite thing about each other? “We give each other our space, we are not at each other’s throat. And we give each other the freedom to do what we want. Which is important,” says Vrinda. continued: p3
Vinay adds, “What I love the most about Vrinda and also her family is the importance they place on relationships. Be it family or friends. It’s unbelievable.” When you know someone, there are many moments you realise that you’re in love. “There was no particular moment as such. But when you don’t want to let go off that person. However, hurt you may be. I guess, you are in love,” says Vinay.
Fighting in any relationship is inevitable. How do they overcome fights or disagreements? “We don’t talk for a day, once we calm our nerves we sort out differences the next morning,” says Vrinda and Vinay adds, “We let time heal it. Or I wait for some cute messages from her.”
FANNING THE FLAME
Falling in love is easier than staying in love and how does this couple do it? “See it’s not that you are forced into the relation, love is always there. It grows with each day. There is no particular effort made to keep love going. We go out on holidays, spend time on weekends,” says Vrinda and Vinay likes to keep it simple. “We don’t go for exotic holidays or do anything of that sort. We just know when we need each other and ensure that we are there for one another at such times,” he shares.
PARTNER BEING YOUR BEST FRIEND
The couple, who has been married for the last one-and-a-half years, says, “The best part of being married is that you know you have someone who is your best friend and will hear you without judging you and is there for you unconditionally. I also appreciate Vinay for his attitude -- if something is wrong it’s wrong, and if it’s right it’s right. He doesn’t hold back what he feels. He is straight. I have learnt that from him,” she says. “It definitely transformed me as a person and brought a lot of positivity and happiness within me. I owe it all to Vrinda because these are the qualities she has passed on to me,” says Vinay.