a 10 year courtship Deepa Parab aka Sneha
of Thodi Khushi Thode Gham is soon
to tie the knot with long time sweetheart,
Ankush Choudhary. Deepa got engaged to on
the 23rd November, 2007 and now will wed
this January. A hardcore Maharashtrian at
heart Deepa wants her marriage to take place
according to proper Maharashtrian customs.
We spoke to an excited Deepa and found out
her plans for her marriage and future.
When are you getting married?
The date is not fixed as yet, but we are
planning to get married in January Ď08.
What is the venue?
I want to get married in my college, Maharishi
Dayanand College. If everything falls in
place I will have my wish fulfilled.
What are your honeymoon plans?
We have decided to go to Mauritius.
According to what custom/tradition are
you getting married?
Oh! It is going to be a traditional Maharashtrian
wedding. We will follow all the customs
that a Maharashtrian wedding has.
How did you meet him?
He is a Marathi film director cum actor.
I met him during my college days. Our love
started on our college campus and that is
the reason I want my marriage to take place
in my college. It will be a special feeling.
What is that one thing you like in him
His dedication. He is a very dedicated person
and not just to the relationship but also
to his work.
What are you wearing for the D-day?
I will wear a traditional nine yard Maharashtrian
sari, which is yellow in colour. Then all
the traditional jewellery like pani haar,
What is Ankush wearing?
I donít have any idea. I think he will be
wearing a kurta-pyjama. I want him also
to be dressed in a traditional costume that
Maharashtrian grooms wear.
Tell us about your engagement ring and
also your wedding ring?
My engagement ring is a solitaire. It is
a diamond studded ring. I donít like jazzy
stuff. I also donít prefer heavy jewellery.
I like to keep it simple. We Maharashtrians
donít have a ring for the wedding. It is
the mangalsutra that you get for the wedding.
Have you bought any wedding gift for
I have bought him scarves.
What is your biggest wedding expense?
I think it is the reception.
What is the downside of marriage?
With marriage comes a little bit of restrictions.
You have to take permission from your elders.
Ha ha ha ha.
How soon are you going to get back to
I canít say anything about that right now.
I think I will take a break of 20-25 days
and then resume work. Also that Thodi
Khushi Thode Gham is off-air so I can
afford a break.
Any projects in the pipeline?
Yes, I will be doing a Marathi movie Urus.
Also there are some commercials. I have
signed a one year contract with Lifebouy.
There is a Hindi serial in the pipeline
which I canít reveal much about.
on 21 Dec 2007 8:00 pm