Renu, says she's happy and content
with the hero 'Pawan'
In an honest
heart-to-heart talk, Renu bares her heart and talks about the hero in
her life. Radiating pride and happiness, she says her story is a
straight lift from the dreams that are woven on celluloid. A former
actress, she chucked her career for Kalyan and today has her hands
full running her house, changing diapers, planning a chat show on TV
and being there for Kalyan.. Talking about her career she says, "I do
miss my career but when you find the right person, everything takes a
backseat. Everyone has their own priorities and they are right in
their own way. For me Kalyan is important. I was 18 when I met him, 19
when I decided to give up work." Her eyes glow when she talks of him,
giving an impression that it is indeed very reassuring to be in a
relationship. "He has brought a lot of meaning into my life and I look
forward to spending each day with him. There has been a lot of
understanding and lot of patience in his company. You discover
yourself better in a relationship, because you have another person to
reflect you." So how has it been working with Kalyan? "I know him
better because I work with him. When you work with someone, there is a
sense of completeness. In most relationships, you know a person only
for a certain amount of time. But when you are working and living in,
you know the person in and out."
She has been his
co-star, girlfriend and now, a mother to his child. Which has been
the most fulfilling phase so far? "I have enjoyed every moment
with him. Every relationship has its pros and cons. Being an
actress, I had the advantage of earning my own income and being
famous. In a relationship, you have the advantage of having a
person in your life. The disadvantage is you are bound. You can't
do certain things that you would have done if you were single.
Being a mother, you don't have the advantage of sleep, but you
are more responsible. I have enjoyed
every phase - being single, being in a relationship, and as a
mother. I have given 100 percent to this relationship and I am
very happy and content."
Having said that, you
are tempted to ask Renu that all-important question: Are they waiting
patiently for family approval? "Initially, you have dreams and hopes.
And with them comes patience. As time progresses, you live the
relationship and reach a stage of self-contentment in which it doesn't
matter what anyone thinks of you anymore. I used to wait for family
approval but not anymore. I do care what society thinks of me but it
doesn't matter. At the end of the day it is this person I have to go
back to. He is the one who makes the most difference to my thoughts,
my moods and any decision I take in my life. He is there for me. If he
understands me and accepts me... the rest shouldn't matter."
Courtesy : The Hindu dated 2005/01/11