Bollywood love stories can inpire wonderful ideas... or terribel ones.
Jasbina Ahluwalia asks Sanjit Singh: author of Are You Indian? A Humorous Guide to Growing up Indian in America: Tell us your story. What lead you to your life partner? I know you’re happily married. Tell us about that.
The Love Story Before the Bollywood Proposal
There was a lot of stigma attached to it. I don’t even remember the name of the website. It’s probably not in existence anymore. It was an Indian matrimonial dating site.
I was dating people that I’d met when I was living in LA. I went on there out of curiosity more than anything else. Almost right away, I met Anita. We have been married for 13 years now.
Bollywood Proposal, The Dream
Thank you. We dated for a few months and I was planning on asking her to marry me.
I remember her saying more than once that she had this secret dream that the guy who married her would propose to her in a meadow. There would be Bollywood singing and dancing. She was joking, of course.
Anyone who knows me knows that I like to do things over the top sometimes.
Bollywood Proposal, The Execution
We were on a date. I said, “I want to show you a really special place. I need you to put on a blindfold and I’ll take you there.”
I don’t know if you know the geography of LA. There is this place called Point Fermin Park in San Pedro. Above it is a very beautiful park on a hill with a giant bell there called the Korean Bell of Friendship. It was given to the United States by Korea. There is a 280 degree view of the ocean and coastline.
I thought that the park would be fairly deserted by dusk. Unfortunately, it wasn’t.
I had my little plan. I took her out to the middle of the park. I took her blindfold off. I was literally Bollywood singing and dancing right there in my kurta.
Bollywood Proposal Gone Wrong
People were staring at us. A big crowd gathered around and started clapping and cheering. They were filming us.
Then I got on my knee and asked her to marry me. She was extremely embarrassed.
The above is an excerpt from Jasbina’s interview with Sanjit Singh
The entire interview transcript is at: Sanjit Singh Interview – Are You Indian?
Listen to the entire interview on: Intersections Match Talk Radio – Jasbina’s Lifestyle Show
Listen to the entire interview on Blog Talk Radio: Conversation with Author, Sanjit Singh
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This article was originally published at http://intersectionsmatch.com/. Reprinted with permission from the author.