In The Name Of Love: Shruti Chopra and Anuj Rai

It’s that time of year, when romance reigns supreme. Candlelit restaurant dinners, candy, cards, gifts, flowers. Endless expressions of love.
Being the hopeless romantic that I am, I’m all for celebrating love – but strangely enough, there aren’t too many like me left. The thought process around me seems to be so different from mine, that I am left questioning myself at times.

Even though Valentine’s Day is extremely popular with the younger generation – the generation doesn’t quite believe in love anymore. We belong to that set of people who are on multiple dating apps, randomly hooking up and are ever-so-spoilt with choice. Commitment is a phobia and forever seems too boring. We’re all borderline dysfunctional and seem to be quite proud of it. But on the other hand, in the middle of this, there are still a few, who have managed to keep their sanity in place – those few who believe in the ‘happily ever after’.

They were not scared of tying the knot as they didn’t think that marriage would tie them up.

Keeping the spirit of February 14 alive, we picked a couple of those couples – who are our ray of hope at the end of this dark tunnel. Read on ahead, to know them better and understand their relationships a bit more…

Text: Anahita Ahuja

Shruti Chopra and Anuj Rai


Shruti, Fashion Designer

What was that moment that you realized that he is the one?

It was at one of our dinner dates, where the electricity went but we continued talking, talking so much that we didn’t realise that the power had come back on.

Tell us about the bond you two share?
We are two not-so-perfect people who are perfect for each other.

What is his best personal quality?

The respect he has for others and the fact that he is very caring and understanding.

One random happy memory you can think of…

The day he surprised me with a proposal ring at Falaknuma Palace. My Fairytale had begun and I was completely awestruck!

Anuj, Events and Celebrity Management

What is the definition of a strong, healthy relationship?

A strong and healthy relationship is when you understand each other, having mutual sense of values and common objectives.

Tell us about the bond you two share?

We have been married for over a month and have been friends for 4 years and the best part is we still feel we are friends.

What is her best personal quality?

She likes to keep everyone happy

Define your relationship

Our relationship is all about giving each other that atmosphere in which each can grow.