“The wedding on June 14 is for family and friends. That’s expected to be attended by around 4000 people. Then the same evening we’re hosting a reception for around 7,000 guests. The next morning on June 15 we’ll go through another wedding followed by lunch for my fans. We expect 4,000 people. But I suspect there will be a lot more people, and wait! It doesn’t end there on June 15 evening we’re hosting a reception for the staff and family of the Apollo group of hospitals.
A wedding especially for the fans, how come actors in Mumbai don’t display the same consideration?
“Maybe our emotional connectivity with our fans is far stronger. There’s just no question of not inviting my fans. They are a part of my father’s and my extended family and since we can’t have so many people at one wedding we just extend the wedding into a double event.”
Speaking about honeymoon plans, Ramcharan adds, “We’re yet to decide where we’re going. But it will be somewhere quiet with no traffic or shopping. It has to be in India since I’ve to return in four days and resume shooting.”
So are the preparations on full-swing?
“Well, being the boy’s side we can take it relatively easy. Upaasna’s folks are going all out. No, I am kidding. Lots happening. But I am kept out of it. I just have to attend all the functions. All the arrangements are being made. Mujhe to bas shaadi karni hai.”
I see your Hindi has improved.
Agar Hindi mein film karna hai to Hindi bolni hogi. My first look for Zanjeer is out.I can’t wait to know what Bachchan Saab thinks of it.He is coming here on June 14 for my wedding.
Elaborating on who else is attending from Mumbai, the actor says, “Salman is landing on Sunday at 4 pm. He can’t be here in Hyderabad for the wedding because he has to be in Dubai. Salman wanted to spend some time with my dad. Hope to work-out with him. We’ve worked out together in Mumbai. Believe me, it was the toughest work-out I’ve had. Salman made sure I didn’t feel lonely in Mumbai.”
How do you feel about being a married actor?
“See, I basically feel a man when married becomes more balanced. All the extra-curricular activities are done away with. The focus is on work and family. I am getting married young. I’ve known Upaasna for seven years. She was my best friend. Then we started dating two years back. So I am marrying my best friend. I can’t ask for more. I sometimes ask her to switch off the wifely side and listen to me as a friend. She knows which buttons to press.”
How does she get along with your family?
“You know, when I told her I am building a separate home for us at the Golf Course area for us to live in after marriage, she put her foot down. She insists we stay with my parents.”
That’s so considerate.
“Well, she has a selfish motive. She says she can’t handle me alone .She needs my parents’ help. That was below the belt.”
So are you a spoilt brat at home?
“I should’ve been considering I was pampered by all my father’s directors and producers during childhood. But at home my father made sure I led a normal life. I grew up with a huge expectation hovering over my career as an actor. Luckily for me I managed an identity of my own so quickly.”