Akshay was supposed to tie the knot with his longtime girlfriend Divya on May 14 in Dehradun, but he cancelled the wedding. In an exclusive chat with ETimes TV, Akshay opened up about his love life and also revealed the reason behind calling-off his wedding.
“My girlfriend and I were very excited for the wedding because after a long wait of 8 years, finally we were going to get married. All preparations were done. The tickets were booked, I had even applied for leaves and my girlfriend had even bought her wedding lehnga and prepared the sangeet dance performance, but then due to the second wave of Covid 19 and nationwide crisis, we had to postpone the ceremony for some time. Considering the health of both of our families, whom we love and respect, we decided to cancel everything. It was extremely disheartening to see the situation of our country getting worse in this pandemic and we did not want to add to the ongoing trouble. We hope and pray for the safety of people of our nation and hope that we fight this situation and overcome these times of crisis,” shared Akshay.
When asked if he has any other date in mind and was it disheartening to cancel everything at the last minute, the actor said, “As of now we are just praying that the situation worldwide gets better. Wedding can happen later and we both feel we can wait for a while as we don’t want to risk anyone’s life. Yes, off course wedding getting postponed was a little disappointing as everything was planned but I feel whatever happens, happens for good. We haven’t decided any date as such now but as soon as we feel that the situation is getting better we will think and plan. We will give you the good news.”
Talking about his love life, Akshay revealed details about his girlfriend and how they fell in love, “We met during a project for the Art of Living during our college days. I was into direction in my earlier days and was directing a video and she was in it with her friends. We both met and when we saw each other there was a spark in our eyes as we both liked each other. One day I saw her in saree and that day I felt she is the one for me. Gradually, we became good friends, we had a long distance relationship, many times I would visit Pune and sometimes she used to come to Dehradun. And with time, we realised we love each other immensely. With the grace of God after sometime, I shifted to Mumbai. I surprised her on her birthday and proposed her for marriage. She said Yes. So far God has been really kind and we are so blessed to have each other by our side. I am always filled with gratitude for what God has given me.”
Akshay further talked about his girlfriend Divya, who is a doctor by profession, “Divya is a doctor, a gynecologist. We had a long distance relationship. I was in Dehradun initially and she was in Pune, I used to go meet her during her residency days. She would take me to the hospital to monitor patients in the middle of the night, sometimes at 2 am, sometimes 4 am. It was so funny and cute at the same time. Later, I shifted to Mumbai and we grew closer and closer with each passing day. Those memories make us nostalgic. She has been there for me in my ups and downs and we are each other’s support system. Also we are madly in love with each other and inspire each other to become better human beings and perform better in our individual fields.”