February 20, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): Shaleen and Daljit of NAch Baliye fame have the same birthday, same nature and great chemistry. We caught the couple reminiscing about their good ol’ bachelor days and learnt a few secrets about keeping the magic alive, even when their hectic schedules don’t allow them a lot of together time.
They have been one of the it-couples of the industry for quite a while now, and with good reason.
The chemistry they share which made them the winning pair of Nach Baliye 4 is still going strong, and now more than ever as they bask in the bliss of married life.
“It so happens that both of us share the same birthday, and so we have the same nature; we both love giving surprises to each other” says a chirpy Daljit. A bit of gentle prodding got the newlywed to share her romantic secrets with us. “Last year when Shaleen and I were to get married, we were not allowed to meet each other for a few months before the wedding. Now since mine and Shaleen’s birthdays fall on the same date, which is 15th September, and our wedding was on 9th December, we weren’t going to be able to celebrate together. But since we had agreed to our parents’ demand of not meeting each other, we kept our word and my friends planned to take me out for a nice dinner at a Dhaba on the old Mumbai-Pune highway. I was fine for a while but then I got emotional and simply couldn’t let our special day go by without seeing him. So, along with all of my friends, I landed up in Mumbai,” shares Daljit.
The big twist here is that Daljit’s parents had no idea that she had sneaked away to meet her then husband-to-be! So what happened next? With a naughty smile, Daljit continues, “By the time we reached Shaleen’s place it was way past midnight. I called him up to tell him that some friends of ours are waiting downstairs at his building with gifts, but the watchman isn’t letting them in. Shaleen came downstairs, furious at the watchman, but then did a double take as he never expected me and my friends to be there. I could tell that he was shocked and touched at the same time.”
Well, we must admit, Shaleen is one lucky guy! But what happened when their parents found out about their little secret? “Admittedly, my parents are still not aware of it. But I guess they will know now!” laughs Daljit. Anyway, we suppose all’s well that ends well. Hmm?
-Chandana H. Buch/ Sampurn Wire