Not much has been shared about Anil Kapoor’s relationship with his wife of 45 years, Sunita Kapoor. However, a recent post by the Human of Bombay has shed light on the veteran actor’s love story and his struggle in his early years in the industry.
The Bollywood star shared his life story by starting off with how he met his wife.
“A friend of mine gave Sunita my number to prank call me – that’s when I first spoke to her and fell in love with her voice! A few weeks later, we met at a party and I was introduced to her…there was something about her that just attracted me,” he said.
“We started talking and became friends. We used to discuss this other girl I liked – you know if I like her or she likes me? And then suddenly, that girl vanished, leaving me heartbroken. So my friendship with Sunita became stronger because of a broken heart!” he continued.
“Little did I know that Sunita was the one all along – we organically started dating. It’s not like in the films – I didn’t ask her to be my girlfriend…we both just knew. She didn’t care who I was or what my profession is…it never mattered.”
He shared that his equation with his wife was fairly simple and that she did not judge him on his background.
“She was from a liberal family – a banker’s daughter with a happening modelling career and I was totally bekaar!” the Kapoor reminisced, “I lived in Chembur and she lived on Nepeansea road, so I would call her and say ‘I’ll take the bus and reach in an hour.’ She would scream, ‘No come fast by taxi!’ then I’d say ‘Arrey I don’t have money’ and she’d say ‘Just come na, I’ll manage’ and pay for my cab!”
Continuing his story further he said, “We dated for 10 years – we travelled and grew together. She was clear from the start that she won’t enter the kitchen and cook. If I said ‘cook’ I’d get a kick! So in my mind I knew, I needed to become something before asking her to marry me. I went through my share of struggles of not getting work…but there wasn’t any pressure from her side…the support was unconditional.”
“So when I did get my first breakthrough, Meri Jung I thought now house will come, kitchen will come, help will come…I can get married! So I called Sunita and said, ‘Let’s get married tomorrow – it’s tomorrow or never’ and the next day, in the presence of about 10 people we were married.”
“I went for my shoot three days later and madam travelled abroad on our honeymoon…without me! Honestly, she knows me too well…maybe better than even I know me. We’ve built our life; our home together. We’ve raised 3 children and been through all kinds of ups and downs. But I feel like we’re finally dating now – our romantic walks and dinners have just begun!”
He signed off with singing praises for his lady-love and with what motivates him to go to work.
“They don’t make people like her anymore. She’s the perfect mother, perfect wife…and the reason I wake up every morning, motivated. You know why? When I ask her, ‘Arrey, yesterday only I gave you so much money’ she says, ‘Woh sab khatam ho gaya…it’s all finished!’ and I jump out of bed and run to work!”