It is hard to forget your first love. Reminisces of it stays with you for forever, inched in one corner of the heart. And, no matter how old you grow, your love too grows with age. Just like Bharat Takhtani, whose first and last love is Esha Deol.
Esha and Bharat’s love story had a happy ending as they both walked down the aisle on June 29, 2012. And yes, this sweet couple will be celebrating their 3rd anniversary this year! So, let us take you through their journey of love and their whole gala wedding affair.
Bharat and Esha’s love story is no less than filmy thing. It all started back, when Bharat was just 13-year-old and “had a huge crush” on Esha. He was studying in the Learners Academy while Esha went to Jamnabai Narsee School. They “often met at inter-school art competitions”. And it was then, when Bharat realized he had fallen head-over-heels in love with her“. "There was a certain freshness and cuteness about her. We began seeing each other,” recalls Bharat.
But soon, things turned sour amid these cute teens, due to an incident. As Esha explains, “Once when he wanted to hold my hand, I snapped saying, ‘How dare you hold my hand?” After this incident everything fizzled out between them. But, it was not all over for Bharat, as he shares, “Though I didn’t keep in touch with her, I remained friends with Ahaana (Esha’s younger sister). So, somewhere the connection remained. I always nurtured a soft corner for Esha. After all, she was my first love.”
And, it was a few years later, when Bharat and Esha met again at the Niagara Falls. There, he confessed his feeling saying, "Esha was my crush since his teenaged years”. So, they gave a thought to it and began dating. Our pretty actress fell in love and was “happy” to have Bharat as her partner.
After dating for almost a year, the couple was finally ready to exchange the rings on February 12, 2012. Six years ago, today!
When asked about husband Bharat Takhtani, Esha Deol says “What I really liked about Bharat was his family values, his simplicity and his outlook towards life. He is also very handsome. No matter how hard he might party or how rich his family might be, he still holds strong traditional values, which is evident from the way he respects his parents. I knew it then, if I married him, he would love me the same way.”
Unlike the expected grand affair, the couple decided for a quite ceremony.
Esha said: “Bharat and I had decided to keep it a quitefamily affair. He is very traditional in his ways, so we just did a little puja at home followed by the engagement ceremony.” The ceremony was held amid family at Hema Malini’s plush multi-storied residence. The then bride-to-be looked radiant in simple and elegant pink-green saree. Complementing her, Bharat looked dapper in a white shirt, coat and beige colored trouser on this special day. Esha said, “I am very happy today. Thank you so much.”
The couple welcomed baby girl Radhya on October 20, 2017.