Meenakshi Sheshadri talks about her marriage
Former Miss India and yesteryears dancing queen Meenakshi
Sheshadribroke many hearts when she decided to tie the knot
with fiancée Harish Mysoreh (a banker) 10 years ago. With hits
like 'Hero' and giving tough competition to actresses like
Sridevi, and Jayaprada, giving up a lucrative film career for
marriage was not a tough decision for her. "I'd been around for
quite some time, and thought it was about time I got married.
And when Harish came along, I felt ready to settle down. That's
it", explains Meenakshi.
Eleven years have passed, since they first met, and she still
remembers the day she got married very vividly. Meenakshi gladly
re-lives the day for us.
THE WEDDING: "We had a civil wedding, a registered shaadi, in New York.
There were people getting married in shorts and banyans. And
there I was all dressed in a bright lavish saree. It was a
hurried marriage, a friend of ours was the witness. My family
couldn't attend the wedding as they were all in India. Harish's
friends and family were there though", she recounts with a
smile. "My dance teacher's husband, who I consider family, was
present." she continues. "Back home in India there was a
controversy of sorts that Meenakshi got married all of a sudden,
etc, etc.. and I remember laughing it all off, even then", she
THE MEETING: How did she meet her husband in the first place, is
what anyone would want to know, considering the bizarre
circumstances under which she got married. "I can't really
reveal everything, but we met over the phone through common
friends, and met in person one afternoon in New York. That is
how it all started, and here we are married, with kids, it's
very nostalgic at times", she sighs.
Life was not exactly a bed of roses for Meenakshi as she had to
stay away from her family to pursue her goals, back home in
India. "I had to stay away from Harish for about six months at a
stretch at times. But he was very supportive. He knew and
understood my passion for dance, and told me to go ahead. My
network of friends, my parents, and artists in India helped me
throughout. "I am very passionate about my dance. It is that
passion that keeps me going even today."
REALITY CHECK: Most may think that the girl who has played the
perfect daughter-in-law and wife on screen must be more than
perfect in real life too. But Meenakshi begs to differ. "I think
I was the worst of all daughters-in-law. Though I think I make a
very good wife and mother (she laughs). When I got married, I
didn't know to cook, or be the goody goody person everyone
imagined me to be. But I got along only because of the love and
support from my husband and his folks too", she says matter of
factly. Now, she has two kids, a seven year old daughter and a
three year old son.
Meenakshi's opinion on what makes a relationship work are very
interesting too. She nonchalantly insists that there is no one
factor, or secret for the perfect marriage. "It depends on
various factors. "Life is different for an individual in a
nuclear family as opposed to a joint family. The thoughts of the
people concerned could be traditional or modern, etc. Conflicts
are always there in a marriage. It is inevitable. Finding a
solution remains in your hands", she says with a lot of maturity
in her tone.
"There are a few basics though", she informs. "Trust, honesty,
compatibility, without these I don't think any relationship
would work, leave alone a marriage. Though I guess distance has
kept the romance alive in my marriage. If any couple feel bored,
after a few years in marriage, they could probably stay away for
some time. That way, when they meet each other again, it will
definitely be very romantic", she quips.
Ask her what she dislikes about her hubby and pat comes the
answer, "I don't like it when he tries to get intellectual when
I want to get naughty!", and bursts into peels of laughter. "I
used to get intellectual when others tried to get naughty with
me in the industry, which is why I have such an image, but I am
very different when I am with Harish", she quips.
PRESENT: Meenakshi is busy with her dance shows as of now, and
has also made a documentary on her life in the United States.
Her children are an integral part of her life, and she insists
she "can't do without them."
As of now, she just can't wait to get back to the US to her
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