Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli Wanted Their Wedding To Be About Purity, Not Public Status: ‘It Was Surreal’ – News18

When Anushka Sharma opened up on her wedding with Virat Kohli.

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli met for the first time on the sets of a shampoo commercial in 2013.

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli met for the first time on the sets of a shampoo commercial in 2013. The two hit it off instantly and started dating. However, the couple kept their relationship low-key. After a couple of years of dating, they tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Italy in 2017.

The couple marks their sixth wedding anniversary on Monday, December 11. During a 2019 interview with Filmfare, Anushka was asked about how they were able to keep the wedding private. In response, she shared that both she and Virat aimed to maintain authenticity in their approach.

Six years ago, the actor and the famous cricketer surprised everyone by announcing they had secretly married in Tuscany. Even though it seemed unusual for a celebrity couple always in the spotlight, Anushka explained that their low-key wedding was just a natural reflection of who they are. She said, “We wanted to keep it genuine. We didn’t want it to be adulterated and touched by anything, which would remind us that we’re celebrities.”

She added, “We were with our parents and our siblings, who’ve sacrificed so much for us, our closest friends, who’ve supported us through our worst. If we’d allowed it to become public in any way, we would be reminded of our public standing. We didn’t want that. We just wanted to be like two people in love. We never counted for who we were publicly when we fell in love. Our beings fell in love. We wanted to feel that purity at our wedding. That’s why we kept it so close to our hearts and kept it away from anything, which would make us think about anything other than us and the people who were part of this. It was surreal.”

Earlier this year, Anushka had revealed what impressed her about Virat before she began seeing him. During a segment at the Indian Sports Honours 2023 red carpet, Anushka opened up about one quality of Virat that she liked.

When asked about who was most likely to “forget important dates,” Virat responded, “My memory is a little better. She gives me important dates to remember. So, I have got better remembering them. She tells me beforehand, to be fair.”