This is as serious as it can get. Amrita Arora's fiance Shakeel Ladak whisked away her for a romantic getaway to Dubai in the last week of December. The actress has been performing at New Year's Eve shows for the last four years. This year, though, she decided to spend it with her man. Since the duo are gearing up to get hitched soon, she now wants to cut down on her shows. Shakeel doesn't approve of his girl gyrating at public shows.
Most actresses do shows because it is quick money. But Amu's rich beau feels there is no need for her to do shows. Like her best friend Kareena Kapoor, Amrita is also bowing down to the diktats of her boyfriend. So this year, the Arora girl took a break instead and brought in 2009 with cousins in Dubai with a few friends.'
The source adds, "This was the first year that she wasn't with her family on New Year's eve. Her sister Malaika was in Singapore with husband Arbaaz and son Arhaan. The Dubai trip was Shakeel's gift to ensure she didn't feel bummed out about not being around her family.
He takes special care to see that she's always happy and smiling. Last week, when she had to skip a show because she strained a muscle in her ankle, Shakeel was right by her side showering with lots of tender loving care." Says Amrita, "It's true. Shakeel and I had a small intimate party with friends in Dubai. I didn't want to perform at any shows this year."