After declaring openly her separation from her spouse Saahil Sehgal, actor Kirti Kulhari, called marriage an ‘overrated’ notion in a recent interview.
On being inquired when she felt that wedding was ‘overrated’, Kirti told RJ Siddharth Kannan, ”I started feeling it through the marriage… I am not saying love is overrated or companionship is overrated. I am saying marriage, as a concept, is overrated. I can be in love with someone, I can have a beautiful relationship with someone and I can still choose to not be married to that person.”
”This idea of marriage that exists in our society, this was my conditioning as well. But through the marriage, I realised… I said, ‘What is it about marriage as a concept that we make such a hawa (big deal) out of?’, she added.
Kirti also said, ”Yes, marriage is important for the social structure and this and that, but I think beyond everything, a marriage needs to happen between two people. Their hearts need to be connected. I am sorry, but it is not about families coming together. It starts and ends with these two people, and that’s how it is for me. So, I can do everything I want to do, be a partner to someone, without the ‘marriage’ word being attached to it”.
Earlier on April 1, the actor announced that she is separating from her husband of 5 years Saahil Sehgal. She shared a heartfelt note along with her announcement.
In her note, Kirti wrote, ”A simple note to let everyone know that my husband Saahil and I have decided to separate. Not on paper, but in life. A decision that’s probably harder than the decision of “being with somebody”, because coming together is celebrated by everyone you love and care about”.