What is your relationship status?
I don’t want to be disrespectful to the person I love by being diplomatic. I am in love with Sonal Chauhan. She is everything I want in a woman. For one, she is not a home-breaker. She makes me feel good about who I am, unlike my last relationship, where I was made to feel like sh*t.
Who are you referring to?
I’d rather not talk about that. I’d rather talk about Sonal. She is a complete contrast to my last relationship. She doesn’t hide behind artifice.
So, is marriage on the cards?
We’re figuring it out. I am sure she is the girl I want to marry.
Does she feel the same way about you?
I know she feels very strongly for me. We want to make sure that we’re in love for keeps. I want Sonal to trust me completely before she makes a commitment. Isn’t it a man’s duty to convince the woman he loves that he is capable of looking after her for life?
Has she met your parents?
Yeah, of course.
Did your feelings grow while you were shooting in Fiji?
Yes. I was very fond of her before I started working with her. But I came really close to her later. For the first time, I fell in love with someone I was working with. Sonal got to see and know me both on and off the sets. It’s very important for my woman to know my working style.
Did your last relationship not put you off love?
It made me suspicious of love. But the beauty of love is that it hurts but also heals. I was bitter after the sham I was subjected to in my last relationship. But it made me stronger. Being with Sonal has taught me the drastic difference between a bad and good relationship.
Do you want to thank the lady you were seeing earlier?
Oh yes, for making me wiser and stronger. Sonal healed me. I am not bitter anymore. I love being demonstrative in love. Sonal is not that demonstrative about her feelings but I hope she feels the same way about me.
When will you meet her parents to formally ask for her hand in marriage?
Why only her hand? I will ask for all of her — as soon she lets me.