Popular TV, who Manish Naggdev is seen in serials like Udaan, Begusarai, Banoo Main Teri Dulhann and others, had a roka ceremony with actress-turned-air hostess Malika Juneja at her Pune residence on July 25th. Talking about it, Manish told E Times, “I first met Malika in August last year, through some common friends. Gradually, my mother grew fond of her and one day, she told me that Malika would make a great life partner. With time, I, too, realised that she was extremely loving and caring. So, I told my mother to speak with her family. Fortunately, they were fond of me (laughs!). So, here we are. I would call it a love-cum-arranged marriage. We started dating in January. Engagement aur shaadi pandemic ke baad hoga.”
“What I admire about Malika is that she is driven about her work, but is homely at the same time. She knows how to balance her personal and professional lives. Also, she quit acting years ago after a brief stint. I have nothing against anyone, but owing to my past experiences, I was very clear about not marrying anyone from the industry,” added the actor.
When asked, why he didn't put his roka pictures on social media, he replied, “I am an actor first. However, my personal life has overshadowed my work for the past four-five years. So, I will keep them separate from now on.” The actor also explained that his thoughts about love didn't disillusioned post his breakup with Srishty Rode and said, “Look, I have realised that no one loves anybody unconditionally. Today, love, for me, means respecting and valuing the person in your life. Obviously, I was bitter in the beginning, as I hadn’t got closure. I would get anxiety and panic attacks, and had trouble sleeping. Unable to take it anymore, I finally bared my heart and soul on social media. That helped get a huge weight lifted off my chest.”
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