7 of your favourite celebrity proposal stories
Kareena Kapoor Khan almost turned down Saif Ali Khan's proposal
When an official statement declared that Prince Harry was engaged to Meghan Markle, we could not have been happier for this couple we were all secretly rooting for. Now you may have assumed that the dashing prince may have popped the question at some romantic destination with dozens of roses and a band of live musicians. But on the contrary, Prince Harry proposed to Meghan in their cottage at the Kensington Palace, while they were casually preparing a dinner of roast chicken. Meghan was so excited, she didn’t let him finish the proposal, interrupting constantly to ask if she could say yes.
Just like these royals, some of your favourite Bollywood couples also have entertaining proposal anecdotes. Abhishek Bachchan managed to sweep his then-girlfriend Aishwarya off her feet, when he asked her to marry him at his favourite spot in New York. And Kareena Kapoor apparently turned down Saif Ali Khan’s proposal twice before she gave in the third time he asked.
Here are 7 fascinating celebrity proposal stories that will make you fall in love.
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Bollywood’s rock-solid couple has a rather interesting proposal story. You may think Twinkle Khanna is the wittier one, but in this case, Akshay Kumar totally had her trumped. The couple met on the sets of their shoot for a magazine but only when they started shooting for their film, International Khiladi, did the sparks start flying. They started dating soon after. A year into their relationship, Akshay asked Mrs Funnybones to marry him, but she turned him down to focus on her career. Akshay revealed on Koffee with Karan that "Twinkle was very confident of her upcoming release, Mela, in 2000. She was certain that it would do well and told me that in case the movie fails to create magic at the box office, she would marry me.’’ Luckily for him, the movie did flop and the rest is history.
It’s officially time for another royal wedding. For those who are living under a rock, his Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales announced his engagement to the gorgeous American actress and philanthropist, Meghan Markle. They met through a common friend and have been dating for a year and a half. After the official announcement was made, both Harry and Meghan appeared together for a joint interview and revealed the details of the proposal. "Just a cozy night... it was an amazing surprise, it was so sweet and natural and very romantic. He got on one knee,’’ Markle revealed, before Harry chimed in saying, "She didn't even let me finish. She said 'Can I say yes, can I say yes?' then there were hugs and I had the ring in my finger. I was like 'Can I give you the ring?'. It was a really nice moment. Just the two of us."
Hollywood megastar George Clooney started dating his now-wife, Amal Clooney back in July 2013. George met Amal in Italy at a dinner gathering, and the Ocean's Eleven star was blown away her beauty and intelligence. "I thought she was beautiful, and I thought she was funny and obviously smart," George said in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter’’. For their proposal, Clooney revealed, "And then over champagne, after dinner, I told her there was a lighter to light the candle in the drawer, and she reached back and pulled out a ring," he said. "And I did all the stuff, got down on my knee and did all the things you're supposed to do. I had a playlist with my Rosemary (Clooney, his aunt)songs on it and I was waiting for this song, 'Why Shouldn't I?' It's a really good song about why can't I be in love? And it played, and she's like, 'Holy shit!' And she just kept staring at the ring, going, 'Oh, my God.' It was 20 minutes of me on my knee, waiting for her to say yes, because she was so shocked. She only said yes when 'Goody, Goody' came on, which isn't very romantic — it's kind of mean.’’
After ending her long-term relationship with Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor surprised the world when she made a public appearance with Saif Ali Khan back in 2008. The couple has never really shied away from admitting to their love for each other. Saif Ali Khan decided to propose to his lady love in Paris (just like his father Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi proposed to his mother Sharmila Tagore when she was shooting in Paris). The duo was on a casual holiday and Saif decided to pop the question, but the Jab We Met star wasn’t in the mood to say yes, just yet. Here’s what Kareena revealed in an interview, "I think it was at the bar and then I think I said no. Then there was one more time, on the same trip, when we were at the Notre Dame Church. I was just like 'let's not talk about it.' Because I was into my career and I was like 'let me think about it' and obviously two days later, I was like 'Yeah'".
Bipasha and Karan fell in love with each other while filming their movie Alone and clearly the steaming hot on-screen chemistry translated off-screen. The couple’s Instagram accounts are full of loved-up images of each other, holidaying together or just enjoying each other's company on a regular date night. When asked about their proposal story, here’s what they shared. ‘’We were in Koh Samui, it was December 31 and the sky was lit with fireworks. I was carrying the ring with me and something told me that this is the right time. So while she was capturing the fireworks on video, I took the opportunity and gave her the ring.” “And guess what? Her expression was that of someone who was going to be murdered, like in some of her films. Just picture this... I am on my knees for 10 minutes and, between sobs, she tells me.. ‘Whats wrong with you, why do you want to marry me? I am not supposed to get married.' Finally she said ‘Okay.’ To me it sounded like a yes, so I said I will take that.” Now aren’t they just adorable?
Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan tied the knot almost a decade ago after dating for two years. Both Abhishek and Aishwarya fell in love while they were cast opposite each other in a series of movies ( Guru, Dhoom 2, Umrao Jaan). The Guru actor decided to ask the former Miss World to be his wife and this is how he did it. “I was filming in New York for a movie. And, I used to stand on the balcony of my hotel room and wish that, 'One day, wouldn't it be nice if I was together with her, married. Years later, we were there for the premiere of Guru. After the premiere, we were back in the hotel. So, I took her to the very same balcony, and I asked her to marry me.”