I was in love, Anushka Sharma on marrying Virat Kohli at 29


Anushka Sharma got married to cricketer Virat at the peak of her career at the age of 29. Talking to Filmfare in an interview, she said that she gets married to Virat at 29 because she was in love.

When asked about actors tying the knot at a young age, Anushka said the audience doesn’t really care about their marital status in real life. “Our audience is way more evolved than our industry is. Audiences are just interested in seeing actors on screen. They don’t care about your personal lives, whether you’re married or whether you’re a mother. We need to get out of this headspace. I got married at 29, supposedly young for an actress. But I did it because I was in love. (Smiles) And I am in love. Marriage was a natural progression,” she said. Anushka added that while a man never worries about his career when getting married, why should a woman?

She talked about Virat’s qualities and what attracts her more about him. “His honesty is something I deeply value. I’m an honest person and have suffered on account of that. He’s brutally honest too. I’m so happy that I met someone like him because we both lead our lives with complete honesty. It’s so transparent and clean. I have a life partner with whom nothing is pretentious. Everything is real. Also, the fact that we both support each other. He’s someone, who’s constantly trying to get better professionally and as an individual. I’m also like that. We don’t take ourselves so seriously. We’re similar as people. That’s why we get along,” she said.

Virat and Anushka tied the knot in a secret wedding in Italy in December 2017.