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Sonam and Anand get candid in their first interview together

As two people who spend a lot of time together, have they rubbed off on each other in a way that couples do, widening the common ground in both interests and personalities? “He’s non- judgemental— with everybody. Very open-minded and progressive. I’m a little conservative and close-minded about a few things, and he’s taught me to see the other side, to look at things with a lot more compassion and care, to be a little more pragmatic and practical, as I can be very emotional and quick to judge sometimes, which is not nice,” Sonam ponders.

Sonam and Anand get candid in their first interview together

Two years ago, after two months of conversations that began on Facebook and Snapchat, and progressed to late night phone calls, Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja decided it was time they met. They spent the entire day walking around London, talking. And exactly two years from that day, they wed in Mumbai.

She recalls her first date, “I was apparently wearing the worst sneakers he had ever seen. I keep telling him that he fell in love with me despite my bad sneaker game… That day, walking and talking in London, I knew he was the love of my life. He apparently knew the first time we spoke on the phone…It was just so easy.”

When Vogue spoke to Anand later, he recaps the early days of their friendship: “The first time we met, we talked about our respective work. I was just struck by the fact that I could speak to her so openly about everything. We were chatting on Snapchat one night and she said, ‘Stop texting, just call me.’ And we spoke for two hours that night… Our friendship started over superficial things like vegan chocolates and sneakers but soon we were having deeper conversations.”

Text: Excerpt from Vogue India, July 2018 issue; Pictures: Sivgne Vilstrup for Vogue India, July 2018 issue