Actress Soha Ali Khan, who recently got engaged to her beau of five years, actor Kunal Khemu in Paris, is elated with the developments. Nevertheless, the actress says that the key to a healthy relationship is to “work around the dissatisfactions” as “there is no perfect relationship”. Soha and Kunal are yet to decide on their wedding date.
Talking about relationships and her idea of marriage, Soha said in a recent interview, “I’ve always felt when you are committed in a relationship, you’ve to work through the difficult times. I’ve seen my parents (Sharmila Tagore and late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi) in a successful solid marriage for 44 years. I am sure they had their problems. They were completely different personalities but they must have worked on their marriage. And they made it work. I never felt any insecurity regarding my parents’ marriage. I think they handled their issues and the public face of their marriage was very dignified.”
On being asked about modern marriages and the key make them work Soha said that one needs to have a sense of commitment and infinite patience to make things work. She said, “There is no perfect relationship. You have to work around the dissatisfaction. One reason why marriages break faster now is because people live longer.
“How many years can you live happily in one relationship? You need to have a sense of commitment, maturity and infinite patience to make a marriage last,” she added.
When asked about Kunal and her relationship, the actress replied, “My happiness always came first. But now to make Kunal happy makes me happier. But ultimately, I don’t know how much I can sacrifice for anyone else. I always said we should not take the relationship for granted. We need to continue to communicate our feelings about one another, no matter what its repercussions.
“Only an honest approach can keep a relationship going. I’ve seen the dignity that my parents brought into their marriage. If I am a secure person today it’s because of the marriage that my parents shared. I’d certainly want my child to feel the same sense of security.” Hmm… here’s wishing Soha and Kunal a happy future together!