Sasural Simar Ka: Dipika Kakar aka Simar dating Prem

Dipika Kakar, who is popularly known as Simar of ‘Sasural Simar Ka’ admits dating her on-screen lover Prem aka Shoaib Ibrahim. According to Simar, she failed to understand her feeling for Shoaib Ibrahim while they were doing the episodes for so long time. She also came to know that she loves him very much after Shoaib left the show.

Dipika Kakar and Shoaib Ibrahim are now planning to tie the knot in two years. In January last year, the actress got divorced from her pilot husband, Raunak Mehta. At one point of time, Shoaib was considered to be one of the reasons of their separation. But Dipika clarified that Shoaib only supported her when she was going through rough phase.

"It's not mandatory that every love marriage should work; it can have its issues like compatibility too. Breaking off any relationship is difficult, almost traumatic. That's exactly what happened with me. My parents supported me and Shoaib helped me pull through those difficult times. We were not dating then," she told The Times of India.

Dipika added that Shoaib supported her emotionally while her father was recuperating from brain haemorrhage.

The couple only started dating after Shoaib quit ‘Sasural Simar Ka’ and then they realised how much they miss each other. "After he left, I distanced myself from everyone on the set for almost two years. I got anxiety attacks once when I couldn't reach him when he was on a 40-day outdoor schedule of his project," Dipika said.

Dipika took time to announce their relationship because she wanted to be sure about their relationship.

The couple is now planning to get hitched in two years time. "It will be a combined effort and we want to save enough for the nikaah. I want it to be a destination wedding and it has turned out to be his hometown Bhopa. For now, I demand the next step should be a proposal, and that too for marriage," said Dipika.