In an exclusive chat with Hyderabad Times, Aadi gets candid about his fiance, the bond he shares with his family and plans after marriage
Having the image of a "lover boy" in Tollywood doesn't exactly help in the marriage market, believes actor Aadi, who got engaged to Aruna, a software professional from Rajahmundry, on Friday. "It's really difficult to find a good alliance, if you are in the film industry. Maybe I just got lucky," says Aadi, laughing. Apparently, Aadi's soon-to-be father-in-law ran a thorough background check on the actor to be sure about him. "I came to know that her father had enquired about me from his friends, who were into film distribution in Rajahmundry, and the feedback he got was pretty good," Aadi says with a smile.
The ceremony was a private affair attended by close friends and family. "Since it coincided with Dasara, none of my friends from the film industry were present at the do. The wedding will be in Hyderabad on December 13 and I'll invite all my friends and colleagues from the industry."
Aadi recalls seeing Aruna at his sister's wedding in 2012 and the match was suggested by his sister's father-in-law. "My sister's father-inlaw is very close to Aruna's family and he was the one who suggested the alliance. Her parents are lawyers in Rajahmundry and there are plenty of people who are into civil services in her family. The talks about the wedding have been on since the last couple of months," shares Aadi.
The actor is on cloud nine after his engagement and calls it 'destiny' that he found someone with whom he could connect instantly. Ask him what was it that clinched it for him he says, "As filmy as it may sound, I truly believe that marriage is not just between two people, it's between two families.What I really admire about her is that she shares the same values as I do when it comes to family. I'm very close to my parents and I will live with them even after my wedding. Likewise, Aruna is from a big family and they were all supportive of my decision to stay together."
Interestingly, by his own admission, this was the first alliance which Aadi got and it didn't take him too long to say yes. "Initially, I thought I should wait for a while and get married only after I make it big. However, my father told me that I shouldn't think so much about my future because in film industry you never know how long it might take. He said, 'I've complete faith in your abilities, so don't wait too long to get married.' And the proposal was just too good to let go, I guess."
The first conversation between the two was about the travails of being an actor and how there's more to it beyond all the glitz and glamour. "There's no dearth of rumours if you are in the film industry and I felt it was important for me to tell her a lot about my profession and how delicate few things are. You've to be broad-minded as well and trust is everything in a relationship," he admits.