Actor Saurabh Pandey is on cloud nine these days as he will soon be tying the knot with his long-time girlfriend Zara Soni Barring. The two have been dating for a while and will be hitched by the end of the month.
Ask the groom-to-be if there are any wedding jitters, and he says,
“There is no apprehension or nervousness when you know that you are doing what you are meant to. Zara and I have been together since almost 10 years now, we started dating in 2008. I am, in fact, looking forward to spending my life with her.”
Since his ladylove is from Canada, Saurabh started the marriage functions there.
“We had a Jaago ceremony and sangeet as Zara is from Canada. We understand that many people can’t fly in for the wedding in Mumbai so Zara’s family made sure to do something there for them in August this year.”
As per plans, there will be an engagement and a mehendi ceremony on the 26th and 27th of November respectively, which will be followed by the marriage on the 28th. Although Saurabh is from Delhi, the functions are being held in Mumbai.
“Though I am from Delhi, I am doing it in Mumbai for my friends, because I love all my friends and I want all my friends to be there at the function. As most of them shoot and it won’t be possible for all of them to come to Delhi. My family members are flying to Mumbai for the functions. No matter where I do the wedding, family will be there. Friends are a gift of life and we are doing the functions in Bombay only for them.”
Since the couple has been together since a decade now, they know each other inside out, says Saurabh.
“It feels great to be able to marry your best friend. I love so many things about her. She is so forgiving, kind, and intelligent. Also she is a wonderful guide for life, my personal super advisor.”
Although she is busy with the wedding preparations, Zara has a lot going on professionally as well.
“Zara is a super Punjaban and has very good connection in the TV industry as well as the Punjabi industry. There are a lot of music videos that she has been doing. She even anchored BCL Punjab and she would be anchoring the next one too. There are a couple of more things like films, but until they don’t go on floors, I can’t confirm any details.”
Being part of the same industry is an advantage for Saurabh.
“Since we are both from showbiz, we know how this industry works. This helps us understand each other’s work commitments, which is a blessing.”