A day after Archana (aka Veda) got engaged to her beau Jagdeesh (VP of a pharma company) in a grand ceremony on October 3 in Hyderabad, the actress is still revelling about this latest life event.
“Honestly, when you don’t at all expect anything and things happen, it’s just bliss. I am someone who never felt like I was running out of time for marriage. To me it was never something I felt had to happen. I believed when the right person came along, the right vibes would happen,” says the actress who is all set to get married in November.
And surely enough that’s what happened. Sharing with us the story about how she met her fiancée, Archana states, “One day, actor Siva Balaji and I were talking about how happy I was in life. Suddenly, he and his wife brought up Jagdeesh’s name for discussion, and asked me to meet him.”
Archana, who states that one of the things she admires about her fiancée is his honesty, reveals that she first him over coffee, which eventually led to several coffees. “He was the one who first proposed to me over a candle light dinner; I knew it was coming and I was game for it. He’s a hardworking guy and he is very honest and responsible. The fact the he respects family is something else I like about him,” adds Archana.
Apparently, one of the expectations the couple has from each other is honesty. “Both of us are on the same page when it comes to life. Also, I want my man to lead and be expressive and forthcoming. He’s just as I’d imagined my man to be,” she adds.
So was her fiancée apprehensive about marrying an actress? “When I received him with utmost honesty, I guess all his apprehensions went off. I valued him as much as he valued me. The only thing his family told him was that as a couple, both of us had to be strong to handle issues in life,” she says in reply. A die-hard romantic, Archana loved the romantic phase of the relationship. “I’d opened myself and shed all my inhibitions, and I believe that happens only if you meet the right guy. Both of us are equally mad about each other, spending time together and roaming around all of Hyderabad,” she adds.
Would marriage hinder her aspirations for acting, we wonder. “Of course not,” she quips. “That was one of the honest discussions we had before engagement and he is always encouraging. But for the moment, I am just enjoying this phase of soon-to-be-get married where I am shopping, roaming around the streets, etc.” For someone who claims to have looked at marriages cynically, love has seemingly changed all that for Archana. “I had a misconception that one has to sacrifice their career after marriage, but I feel differently. If you find the right partner, life becomes happier. Now my perception towards marriage has evolved as both of us feel that we have filled in each other’s vacuum and this relationship is worth the wait,” she says signing off....