Unlike any other Bollywood celebrity that we know of, Anil Kapoor‘s love life started as a prank. One of his friends gave his number to Sunita Kapoor for a prank call and the actor instantly fell in love with her voice. As Anil and Sunita celebrate their 39th wedding anniversary on May 19, we flashback to when he shared details of their love story and revealed that it all started with her prank call.
Anil said in an interview in 2019 that one of his friends gave his number to Sunita and suggested that she call him as a prank. “The first time I spoke to her, I fell in love with her voice. I thought ‘Oh my god what a beautiful voice yaar, kya English bolti hai the pronunciation is so good’. I first met her at Raj Kapoor’s house. She was so hot, and if I may say so sexy…she wore these gogo glasses that are big, round, and rimmed.”
They soon met at a party and became friends who would share a lot about their lives. Anil also said that he “discussed the other girl” he liked with Sunita.
Anil Kapoor and Sunita’s relationship grew organically and soon they started dating. Anil told Humans of Bombay in 2018 that, unlike in the movies, he ‘didn’t ask her to be his girlfriend’; he added that they both ‘just knew’. He also said that Sunita – who was a model – never cared about Anil’s profession and often offered to pay for dates.
Anil Kapoor also said that they dated for 10 years before they got married. Sunita always said she would never cook and he decided to do it in a big way and then marry her.
A day after signing his hit film Meri Jung, Anil Kapoor proposed to her. “So when I got my first break, Meri Jung, I thought, now the house will come, the kitchen will come, the help will come… I can get married! So I called Sunita and said, ‘Let’s get married tomorrow – it’s tomorrow or never.’ and the next day we got married! Three days later I went to the shoot and madam went abroad for honeymoon without me!” Anil and Sunita have three children – actors Harshvardhan Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor and producer-designer Rhea Kapoor.
Anil Kapoor, who was last seen in the crime thriller web series The Night Manager, is now gearing up for the second season of the show. The Hindi remake of the British show The Night Manager also featured Aditya Roy Kapur, Tillotama Shome, Saswata Chatterjee and Shobhita Dhulipala.