On January 5, 2020, Nehha Pendse had tied the knot with her fiancée Shardul Singh Bayas as per Maharashtrian rituals. For the wedding, Nehha looked resplendent in a pastel pink Nauvari saree while Shardul looked dapper in an off white and pink coloured sherwani. And the pictures from their wedding looked straight out of a fairytale.
Post her wedding with Shardul, Nehha Pendse made a shocking revelation that took everyone by surprise. She revealed that her husband has two kids from his previous two failed marriages. Ever since Neha made this revelation she faced major backlash. In a recent interview with Bombay Times when she was asked to react to the same she said, “What’s the big deal about this?” Nehha continued, “Today, many of us are getting married late because of various reasons, including the focus on career”.
She had further added, “A lot of people end up having more than one relationship before finally tying the knot. The commitment, love, and physical proximity could be the same as it is in a marriage, the only difference is that there is no legal stamp over it. So, why are people talking about Shardul being a divorcee?”
Further praising her husband for having faith in the institution of marriage ever after what has happened to him she shared, “It’s not that I am a virgin either. I appreciate the fact that he took chances with women he was in love with, unlike in my case where the men disappeared just when the relationship could have culminated into marriage. At least, Shardul is not commitment-phobic. I salute him for his undying faith in the institution of marriage, it is easy to not believe in it after two failed marriages. That shows that he is a man of substance unlike those who fear the idea of getting married. I also feel that if a marriage is not working out, one should end it rather than drag on.”
Further talking about how both have accepted each other’s past she had stated, “I knew that this would come up at some point and was open to talking about it. Shardul and I have accepted each other’s past wholeheartedly, so there is no fear of talking about it. As I had mentioned in my previous interview to BT, we would hardly have romantic conversations during the initial months of our relationship; there was a lot of talking, but about our lives. Both of us are damaged and hence, careful and sensitive about our relationship.”
She further went on to reveal that she has met Shardul’s ex-wife and children and she is even friends with his elder daughter on social media. She was quoted as saying, “His first marriage ended around 10 years ago and second, five years ago. They (his first wife and daughters) were gracious enough to meet me and I realized that their relationship had ended amicably. They were young when they got married and made some mistakes. But what’s important is that they remain cordial and Shardul is a doting father.”
She concluded by saying, “Let’s be honest. Who knows what the future holds for us? I am extremely practical and aware of the fact that anything can go wrong even in a seemingly strong relationship. I have been married for just a few days, and can’t predict how things can change in a few years. All I can say is, I am open to embracing everything that life has to offer me. Janam-janam ka saath is restricted to just films, real life is a lot more than that. On the positive side, I think Shardul won’t make the mistakes that a rookie husband might. He knows better what works in a marriage and what doesn’t. He will know before me when we have headed in the wrong direction and will guide me through it.”
wish Nehha Pendse and Shardul Singh Bayas a lifetime of togetherness.