When Sonam Kapoor met Anand Ahuja: ‘He had no idea Anil Kapoor was my father’

Today is the birthday of Bollywood actor and fashion queen Sonam Kapoor. The actor made her debut in 2007 and has now established herself as one of the leading actors in the industry. In addition to acting, she is a fashion icon and her appearances in Cannes are proof of that. There’s a lot we love about Sonam, and one of them is her love story with Anand Ahuja, which was nothing short of a fairy tale.

Sonam married Anand in an intimate ceremony in 2018, followed by a grand reception. On the occasion of her birthday, here’s a repeat of her “everyday phenomenal” romance with Anand. It turns out that her friends first tried to match her with Anand’s best friend. Apparently she met Anand when she was working on the promotions of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015). One day her friends ‘lured’ her into a bar and saw that her friends had called three boys. She said bluntly that she didn’t believe in marriage “and all that crap,” and that she didn’t want to date anyone. In an interview with Filmfare she said: “I saw Anand and his friend. His friend was tall like me, liked to read like me and was a big fan of Hindi movies. He was educated and a nice guy. But he did thinking too much about my brother Harsh (Kapoor). I was like, ‘Dude, he’s tough. I’m not dating this guy’.”

She added: “Sometimes people believe that when they have the same interests they can be together. Nobody would think of Anand and me together because Anand is completely different. He had no idea that Anil Kapoor was my father. I ended up having Anand spoken…all evening. Anand tried to persuade me to talk to his friend…as if he were the middleman. But in the end we started talking more.”

The rest as we know it is history. On the occasion of her 35th birthday, Anand wished her a picture of the two of them and called her “forever wallpaper.”

Happy Birthday Son!

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