Anas Rashid, popularly known as Sooraj Rathi from Star Plus’ show Diya Aur Baati Hum, is all set to get hitched. Sorry girls, but this is actually happening. The handsome actor has finally made up his mind to settle down in matrimony. The actor’s family had been on a look out for a suitable girl for the past one year and it seems their search has ended on Heena. SpotboyE.com reports that Heena is a 24-year-old simple girl who hails from Malerkotla in Punjab. She has been living in Chandigarh for the past 6 years.
Confirming the wedding news, Anas told the portal, “Yes, it’s true. I was clear that I wanted to tie the knot with a girl of my family’s choice and it’s finally happening with everyone’s blessings. We are 14 years apart (Anas is 38 years old) and, at the moment, are getting to know each other. Heena is a simple girl.” If everything falls into place the couple will soon get engaged and will tie the knot this year itself.
Rumours of Anas’s engagement have been doing the rounds since last year but Anas had always been clear about getting married only after winding up his popular show Diya Aur Baati Hum. The actor, who allegedly broke up with his long-time girlfriend Rati Pandey in February 2014, has been wanting to settle down since a long time. Talking to Hindustan Times about it, he said in June last year, “I want to get married, and my ammi (mom) wants me to get married soon. I am 38, and like they say, “Dulha hansta hua achcha lagta hai, khansta hua nahin” (a groom should be smiling not coughing). I tell my parents that I don’t have the time to search for a girl. But I would prefer a love match. Marriage is a contract, as kundalis are matched, the boy’s finances are looked at, and other things are taken into considerations. So, let’s see who do I end up signing the contract with (laughs).
With almost 14 years separating Anas and Heena, we hope they find a common ground to bond. But, if at all they find it difficult to hit off we would suggest them to take inspiration from Bollywood. Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput also have a thirteen-years age gap but it clearly isn’t coming in their way. Kareena Kapoor Khan married Saif Ali Khan, who is 10-years older to her, but they are definitely one of the most sorted couples of Bollywood. Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza, Sanjay Dutt and Maanyata, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao..the list goes on. Like they say, Love is blind.