It seems like love has been in the air for the whole of 2018 with numerous couples taking the plunge. From Prince Harry-Meghan Markle and Sonam Kapoor-Anand Ahuja to Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone and Aiman Khan-Muneeb Butt, it’s been weddings galore.
Now, looks like Mira Sethi will soon join the bandwagon.
Taking to Instagram, the 7 Din Mohabbat In star opened up about her relationship with her now fiance, Bilal, and how it all started.
“In the spring of 2017, a tall, funny, curly-haired dude walked into my life. I’d known this curly-haired dude all my life – in the way you know your parents’ friends’ kids– but we’d never sought each other out,” she started.
Mira further added how the couple actually crossed paths at Oxford, but never really met. “Almost a decade later, we met in Lahore on a warm February evening. We vaguely agreed to meet for dinner sometime,” added the actor.
Some time later, the couple spontaneously hung out and Mira found herself drawn towards him.
“I found myself answering his questions with an openness and ease I hadn’t encountered in myself in a long time. My brother joined us. The three of us talked,” Mira went on. “A few days later Bilal lost his mother to pneumonia (she’d had Parkinsons for a decade), and it was a wrenching, difficult time.”
She continued how their conversations from simple texts went on to discuss the dreams and regrets. That’s when she fell for him.
“He was warm and funny and brilliant. That night, I curled up next to him and we watched a show on Netflix,” reminisced Mira.
The couple travelled to several countries together. They’d bike together and that’s when he confessed his love for her. Her response, though, wasn’t very poetic. “‘Very happy to be here,’ I said moronically, wiping snot off my frozen nose.”
The starlet further added how the love of his changed her. “A Mira more spontaneous, more adventurous, more open. Also vulnerable—and increasingly okay with the idea of vulnerability. This was new terrain for me,” she wrote.
Talking about Bilal, she penned, “I love the way you walk into a room with your head thrown back, every ventricle of your heart open to the goodness or mischief or complication on offer. Every day I learn from your sensitivity to sadness, to pain, to the scurrying heartbeats of dogs that hide under sofas when they hear fireworks going off.”
She concluded, “I remember walking on a downhill slope, in San Francisco, smiling sidelong at you every few seconds knowing something serious was creeping into my system; I remember randomly melting into your arms in a puddle of tears; getting to know your Abba, and growing to love him, because so much of him is you and so much of you is him.”
“I love you. Here’s to many more bike rides in the desert, In Sha Allah,” Mira said.
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