Yami Gautam and director Aditya Dhar left everyone surprised by announcing they had got married, in June 2021. In a conversation with Hindustan Times, the actress spilled the beans about their love story -- how she managed to keep her love story off the media glare, and more. She also said the love affair began with friendship during the promotion of Uri: The Surgical Strike, helmed by Aditya Dhar.
“I’d say the start was during the promotion of Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019). That’s when we started talking. I wouldn’t call it dating. But yeah, that was a time when we started interacting with each other and started a friendship,” Yami told HT. On leaving everyone surprised with their wedding news, Yami Gautam said they both are very private as individuals, and hence, did not believe in the concept of outings and similar activities like it.
“I’m so glad the journalists are surprised for the right reasons. I received messages from so many journalists that ‘We just don’t believe that’ and ‘How could you have this?’. I think we were very lucky. I’ll just put it to that. Both of us are very private as individuals. We’re not someone who likes to go out for outings and all those things,” added the newly married actress.
On being asked if anyone industry knew about it, the actress giggles and shares that it won’t be right to reveal their names, as they respected the couple’s privacy which means a lot of the newly wedded couple.
“Now, I don’t think it’s right on my part to reveal that. Let’s just say that I have a lot of respect for certain friends, very few of our common friends, who respected our privacy. It meant a lot to us. It’s always nice to share this with people and the media, but when you both are comfortable. There shouldn’t be any kind of pressure or any kind of precedent for anyone that ‘Oh, that is how so and so carries themselves. So that’s how it has to be’. You’ve to decide for yourself, what works for you and what makes you happy. And this is what makes us happy,” added Yami. ALSO READ: Yami Gautam And Aditya Dhar Celebrate One Month Of Their Marriage, Actress Shares Adorable Picture From Wedding Ceremony
Yami, when asked at what moment she thought Aditya Dhar was her Mr Right, said, “You just know it in your gut. It’s not something that you can really describe. You just know it. When you start understanding the person’s value system, and what family he belongs to. You don’t have to have similarities or share common things in your interests, but have similarities in your value system and in your ethics. And we share that a lot. I have a lot of respect for Aditya and I had a lot of respect for him as a professional and as a person. I respect him for who he is.”
Yami and Aditya tied the knot in a low-key ceremony in Himachal Pradesh on June 4, 2021. They made the announcement later -- after the wedding. ALSO READ: Yami Gautam Announces Her Next Project ‘Lost’ With Pankaj Kapur; Her Ginny Weds Sunny Co Star Vikrant Massey Is 'Proud' Of Her
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