Mini Mathur, who is married to director Kabir Khan, finds that working in the same professions as your significant other helps gain understanding. In the same vein, she feels that giving space to each other is of utmost importance to keep the relationship going. “Yes we have managed to keep our relationship going for more than a decade,” Mini gushes.
The actress will be seen opposite Cyrus Sahukar in Amazon Prime’s Mind the Malhotras, which is about a couple’s mid-life crisis.
Continuing on about her relationship with Kabir, Mini says that relationships are very simple in today’s time. “They are hectic and we have so much exposure, and our hard disks are getting full much faster. I am a true believer in relationships and I believe in marriage, and being friends with your spouse or your boyfriend is important. Having sizzling chemistry needs to be an element as well. It’s a state of constant understanding, keeping communication alive, not taking each other for granted and most importantly giving each other a lot of space,” she says.
Mini adds that it is important to be people rather than a unit, which is the secret to her long-term relationship. “Be it your professional space or personal space, always have each other’s back,” she says.
Recalling her first meeting with Kabir, Mini says that he was a documentary filmmaker who was travelling around the globe. “I was an MTV VJ. We respected each other’s work and never put each other’s work above each other. We believe in equality, and most importantly he is my buddy. We discuss every aspect, and as parents, we are very consistent. Even if we don’t agree on certain things, we keep a united front for our children,” she reveals.
As for their roles in the family, Mini says that she is the tough one and Kabir is more easygoing. “He lets me set the rules for most things at home. He goes along with my opinion on whatever I decide on the home front,” she says..
Elucidating further on her relationship, Mini says: “I’m a wonderful organizer and we women multitask. We run our kitchen, raise our kids and go to work. Indeed you need structure in life if you are running a family.”...