As and when we talk about newly-wed couples, the standard stereotype is them being cheesy love-birds and romanticism running through their veins. Today, I am going to take you through the story of a couple who are hopeless... love-buddies...
Recently Hardik Pandya's brother and cricketer, Krunal Pandya married the love of his life, Pankhuri Sharma. I happened to have a 20-minute conversation with the charming and bubbly Pankhuri. We started on a formal note but the vibes that Pankhuri reflected made me feel like it is just another casual conversation that you happen to have with your long-distance friend.
The idea was to understand the dimension of love that she cherishes the most. I was glad to know that unlike most girls, Pankhuri thinks of her partner as a perfect friend or buddy who is always there for her. I had various questions about her love-life, and the answers I received are worth sharing.
Pankhuri was all smiles, and she made it a point that all my questions were answered honestly. You have my heart, lady.
She started off by saying that her relationship with her husband Krunal Pandya is not like the usual mushy love, they are more like friends. The term that I initially coined for them suits and fits them the best.
Krunal and Pankhuri are love-buddies.
"We are more like best friends, we are not like a usual couple in love. We are buddies, he talks to me in that manner and hardly tags me as a wife. He tells me everything and I feel that's how the relation of a man must be with his wife. Marrying Krunal was like marrying a best friend," she said.
I was already flattered by her initial response and was sure about the fact that this newly-wed couple will become an inspiration for all the love-birds out there. The reason why the duo likes to keep it that way is because they don't want each other to feel burdened with all the responsibilities. And this has really helped the duo because they have hardly fought.
Surprisingly, this sweet wife finds the way his man notices the little things quite intimidating, which I think is really cute and compassionate of her. Pankhuri calls herself a fan of Raj and Simran from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge whereas Krunal is a non-filmy man. However, he makes secret notes of little things that his wife does and surprises her later.
Pankhuri's comfort is Krunal's first priority when they are together which is what makes him cuter.
I asked Pankhuri about her plans for Valentine's Day, and what changes has she observed in this day pre and post her wedding with the cricketer.
Her subtle and happy response was: "Last year also Krunal was playing a match and this year also he is busy with a match."
Her response made me giggle and I suddenly blurted out: "Oh, you mean he is with another Valentine (cricket)?"
Most people tend to take such things to heart but Pankhuri told me:
"Absolutely, Krunal is with his first love (cricket) and I happily accept the fact that I am his second love. Actually, I love watching my love do what he loves."
"I would love to travel to Greece and Paris with him."
It is cliche, but Pankhuri and I share this wish in common.
*Virtual high-five to her*
She also went ahead and shared that both of them (Krunal and Pankhuri) are not very adventurous and they trust their spontaneity (which is what I liked about them).
Pankhuri is the kind of girl who plays FIFA and cards with her man. I guess Krunal doesn't miss out on his friends when Pankhuri is around, after all, she plays all roles flawlessly, leaving no room for complaints.
*I know all guys are ticking points of checklist for an ideal girl, yes, she is the one but she is taken now.*
She went ahead and shared the importance of valuing what her partner likes.
"You can't always think about yourself and feel that I am a girl and my expectations matter more. It has to be equal. Guys do have expectations and they are bad at expressing so you have to try and match up."
"I just make sure that he knows I am around. I don't have to do anything or say anything. What works best for us is that he knows I am around and then things get normal. I give him his space and I'm there if he wants to talk."
This shows how important it is to give some personal space to your partner.
*I am all aww while I write this*
I found Pankhuri to be a perfect girl, who every guy would want in his life, so I grabbed the chance and asked for some tips.
After all, it is not easy to be someone's love, confidant, and best friend all at the same time.
"The tips that I would give to all girls and guys is that you have to be very honest with the kind of person you are and your partner is. You have to be 100% there in a relationship. Be true and love each other immensely because LOVE is important. In fact, you should express your love 365 days a year."
WittyFeed wishes this beautiful couple a very happy married life and hope all their dreams are fulfilled this Valentine's Day.
That's all people.
If you have something to add, let us know in the comment section below.