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Prince Narula and Yuvika Chaudhary met on the sets of reality show Bigg Boss - Season 9. The duo was romantically linked in the 2015 Season, but after her elimination, Yuvika Chaudhary stated that is not dating the actor and considers him a 'good friend'. (All pictures/mid-day archives and Instagram account of Yuvika and Prince)
In an interview with IANS in 2017, Yuvika Chaudhary said, 'Prince is a very good friend. He is brilliant and a grounded actor to work with. I'm impressed with his gentle behaviour. He and I get along really good, but it doesn't mean we are dating. If I do, I am not scared to hide it as it would not be a crime. I am used to such rumours and they don't affect me any more. The day I will feel strongly for him, I will proudly announce it. Anything can happen in life, so I go with the flow and let people talk anything. As a friend, I love him and adore him.'
This picture is a throwback to Prince Narula and Yuvika Chaudhary's stint on 'Bigg Boss 9'. He had professed his fondness for Yuvika in the 'Bigg Boss' house itself.
When asked what was cooking, Yuvika said, 'Honestly saying, it was one-sided. But when I came to know that Prince likes me, I was surprised and happy.' She also said that she really 'loved' the attention she got from Prince. Asked if the proposal was for the game, Yuvika replied, 'No, I don't think so that he did this for the game... I had told Prince that 'Wow, the game would start now?' and then he replied by saying that 'No, it is genuine and that's why I don't want to exaggerate this here'.'
Prince Narula and Yuvika Chaudhary soon made it official and appeared as a couple on Splitsvilla X, which aired on MTV.
Prince Narula and Yuvika Chaudhary defied the notion that 'couples on reality shows do not work'. 'I had done a few reality shows before I met Yuvika and have heard people say that couples on reality shows do not work. But if your love is true then your relationship will work and you can spend the rest of your life with her. Like I did. I told myself that whatever I do, I am not going to leave her,' Prince said in a statement.
Yuvika Chaudhary said, 'One thing I liked a lot about Prince is that he does what he says, and that's why I love him.'
Soon, rumours of Prince Narula and Yuvika Chaudhary's engagement started doing rounds, that stayed for a long time. However, the couple always denied it.
After the engagement, talking about Yuvika, Prince told IANS, 'I love Yuvika. We just announced it (our engagement). Why life is very smooth... When I go back home, I know Yuvika is waiting for me. My life is very set right now... I am working and now I have a life partner... Everyone wants a good life partner.'
The couple, who is fondly called Privika on social media, has a huge fan following. Prince says that he is lucky to have got so much love. 'I love my fans a lot. Yuvika and I never planned anything, suddenly we thought of getting engaged and we got engaged. We only uploaded our picture on social media but the love we received from our fan family was really unconditional. Our fans are way more excited than us,' he said.
In October 2018, Prince Narula and Yuvika Chaudhary made their wedding announcement. The couple got hitched on October 12, 2018, and it was a grand affair.
"We were strangers inside the Bigg Boss house. while Prince developed a strong liking for me in the beginning of our stay, I wanted to take some time. We fell in love much after the show ended. I even told him inside the house that if he is trying to be pally with me for the ratings, I am the wrong girl. However, his feelings were genuine. He would often tell me that I should talk more, as he feared that I wouldn't last for long on the show (laughs!). We are one of those few jodis whose love blossomed on the reality show. I was taken by surprise when his mother came to my family with his rishta when he was still inside the house. So, in a way, Prince and I were destined to be together. I tell him jokingly that he came to Mumbai for me," narrated Yuvika Chaudhary.
The couple also participated and won Nach Baliye 9. They have also featured in the song video - titled Shikayat.