By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Post his wedding to Parveen Shahani last week, Emraan Hashmi is now honeymooning in Langkawi (Indonesia). Speaking to us from the Sheraton Hotel where he is staying, Emi says, "It's more like a vacation and less like a honeymoon. We flew in last Sunday and haven't done much sightseeing till now, but it's a serene place with exotic beaches. I have taken time off only till December 28, after which I will be going on a long outdoor shoot to Hong Kong for Awarapan. And yes, Parveen will be joining me there later."
Language no bar
Emi says it was Parveen's idea to honeymoon in Langkawi. "Parveen has done her schooling in Indonesia, and so is slightly superior to me! Parveen knows the language very well and I am sure she must be complaining about me to the waiters," he says, laughing. "But seriously, life hasn't changed much since we tied the knot last week! But it feels good to have Parveen by my side all the time now."
So what is the newly-wed couple planning for New Year's Eve? Says Emi, "We will be in Dubai with a bunch of friends. This is the first time in seven years that I am not going to Goa to spend New Year's there. We are giving Goa a miss. I guess we are sick of the place."
Has his uncle Mahesh Bhatt given him any advice on marriage? "No, he didn't have the time. He was very restless and kept wandering around the venue waiting for my wedding to get over! Bhattsaab gets very impatient with weddings and rituals and all that. But he did get me a gift. On my wedding day, he came to my room and gave me a packet saying, 'I have never done this before in my life and I don't even know why I am doing it today, but I have a present for you'. I still don't know what it is because we haven't had time to open any of the presents."
So we cornered Mahesh Bhatt to find out what it was. He says, "My wife (Soni Razdan) gave it. They were two candle stands to see Emraan through the 'nights' of life. The highs and lows of life are inevitable in the entertainment business and there will be many turbulent phases. The candle stands will help him cope with them."
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