Usually, people receive ‘surprise’ gifts on their birthdays. But Ekta Tiwari ended up surprising her boyfriend Sushant Kandaya on her big day, recently. The actress, last seen in ‘Diya Aur Baati Hum’, marked the occasion by tying the knot with her beau.
Ekta Tiwari, best known for playing the lead role of ‘Radha’ in Star Plus show ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ as well as for her role a ‘God woman’ in ‘Diya Aur Baati Hum’, got engaged to long-time actor beau Sushant Kandya on 14 June.
Their engagement ceremony was a close-knit affair with their relatives, friends and family by their side. Ekta’s fiancee Sushant is an actor and has even worked in a film – “Badlapur Boys”.
Ask her why she kept her wedding a hush-hush affair and she replies TOI, “It was a low-key affair and we got married at an Arya Samaj Mandir. I wanted our wedding anniversary to coincide with my birthday. In fact, Sushant wasn’t even aware of the shaadi plan till I broke the news to him at midnight while cutting my birthday cake. We haven’t had a long courtship, but we started staying together soon after we realised that we were made for each other.”
The two first met on the set of ‘Crime Patrol’ in which, interestingly, they played the victim and accused. ‘That’s how this life-long imprisonment happened,” she laughs. “We worked in eight episodes together. The connection happened in the first scene itself. It’s not about how long your courtship is, but how well you gel,” says Ekta.
Like their marriage, the couple’s honeymoon was also hatke. Ekta took both the families along to Goa. “I planned it as a surprise family outing, as Sushant was planning a trip to Goa for both of us on my birthday. I lied him that I have invited a few friends as well. I don’t think anyone has had such a honeymoon yet,” she sums up.