‘I am very happy that we found each other’

Debarati Palit Singh
Monday, 18 June 2018

Shweta Tripathi, who is getting married to her long time boyfriend, Chaitnya Sharma, talks about her wedding plans and why it helps if both partners are in the same profession

Masaan actress Shweta Tripathi is set to tie the knot with her long time boyfriend rapper-actor Chaitnya Sharma aka Slow Cheeta on June 29. The actress, who is in midst of shooting, dubbing and other professional commitments, is also looking into the minute details of the wedding. “It’s complete madness. There is so much to do! I have realised that till the last minute something or the other will keep coming up. It’s a never ending process. I think it’s like making a movie, which is in the pre-production, and there are several departments that need to be taken care of. This is our most important project,” says the actress, who has already started getting the pre-wedding jitters. 

Shweta says that since the beginning, she was sure about the kind of people she wanted for photography, décor and costume. “I had a lot of clarity about the team and things I wanted. Therefore, it was easy,” she adds. The wedding is going to be a close-knit affair in Goa and the reason the couple chose the destination is because it’s been their ‘getaway place’ whenever they took a break. 

“I am from Delhi and he is from Mumbai and we had decided that, whenever we will have a wedding it will be in Goa,” says the Haramkhor actress. 

She adds that the wedding is going to be a chilled out event where guests will have fun. “The wedding is the first function we have, then we will have a pool party followed by a pyjama party. Most of the time during weddings, the bride and groom don’t get time to have fun because they are so preoccupied. So we wanted to make sure that we had fun in our own party. There is no sangeet or reception,” she says. 

She adds that generally when there are too many people and things involved, the stress level is very high. “Coordinating with people takes effort and family members also get stressed out. That shouldn’t happen. Obviously, weddings are a big deal for everybody but you shouldn’t take them so seriously, that you don’t enjoy. Rituals are important. But you also need to see what’s convenient for you,” says Shweta.

When did she realise that she wanted to take her relationship to the next level with Chaitnya? “We have been dating for five years now. We had decided to enjoy the present and not think much about where the relationship was heading. Eventually, we realised we wanted marriage but it took us a long time as we were working out our schedule and other stuff. Usually, we put in a lot of pressure on ourselves and the other person in a relationship. But it’s healthy to think about what we have now, rather than think about the future. ”

The actress, who will start shooting for the second season of The Trip after her wedding, says that she met Chaitnya through theatre. “We did a play together and that’s how we got introduced. He had called up closest friends and me saying that he was performing in a play. I always like catching the first day first show of a play. He had written something for me and after his performance, he read it out and the proposal took place (laughs),” she says.

Is their relation easier because they are from the same profession, we ask, to which Shweta replies, “It definitely does make the relationship easy because we totally understand every aspect of our profession. Being an actor is an emotional and psychological job. There are phases when you might not have too much work if you are a choosy person. Then we become pillars for each other.  I am very happy that we found each other because we are very passionate about our work.”

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