Manish & Poonam Goel spoke exclusively to myShaadi.in on their 10th Wedding Anniversary
They are the couple from one of the most successful soaps on Indian Television, Ekta Kapoor’s ’Kausauti Zindagi Kay’ which ran for an incredible 7-8 years and was watched by the entire country in unison. We are talking about the lovely couple Manish and Poonam Goel :)
The couple who are celebrating 10 years of marital bliss spoke to myShaadi.in about their beautiful journey together and how their love blossomed into this -
A bit about Manish and Poonam...
Manish calls himself a die-hard romantic. He still loves to surprise Poonam on special occasions every now and then.“ I believe I am a caring human being which comes from the fact that I am God loving and I feel it’s not only important to work hard in life but also try and help others.”
On a lighter note, he is a complete Health freak which he thinks has also rubbed off on his wife, Poonam. That said, he describes himself as very moody. What also irritates Poonam about him is that he is highly picky about food!
Manish once quoted Poonam to be ‘the best wife, the best mother, the best daughter, the best daughter in law and the best home-maker in the world.’ She is perfectly balanced as a human being, a fab actress and a great dancer! Infact he says that she is a better performer as compared to himself.
How and when they met...
They first met on the sets of ‘Kasauti Zindadi Kay'’ where they were paired as a couple. "I respected her a lot as an actor" says Manish, ‘so my first words to her were “Poonamji, I’m a big fan of yours!”
The proposal !
This is the most unusual proposal we have heard of ! :) ….listen to this…Manish’s mother was a big fan of Poonam as a television actress, so she actually proposed to Poonam for Manish !
They got engaged on the 6th of May, 2002. The courtship period was for about 6 months.
Poonam and Manish had a Big Fat Marwari Wedding due to Manish’s business background. They had 6 functions all lavishly spread out.
The couple told us about a funny incident from the Wedding….So the pheras finished at about 6:30 a.m. after which Poonam was asked to hit Manish with a stick (as a part of the ritual) and he was supposed to run to save himself. “So after all the wedding exhaustion, we were made to run around for a ritual as hilarious as this one!”
According to Manish, “Poonam and I have had problems like any other couple and have always overcome them. The foundation of a relationship lies in the trust that you will make it work.” He further says, “Poonam has always been very lucky for me. I got my first lead role in Bhabhi right after I got married to her. She has always trusted and supported me. I missed her first karwa chauth because I was away shooting but she still understood me.”
The couple says that when in a fight, Manish always makes up :)
They have a 3 year old daughter, Maliha and an 8 year old son who they named Aryaveer. Poonam has always given the children priority over her career. “She has been the one sacrificing for the children at every step”.
To be able to show his children how much their mother has done for them when they grow up, Manish has written a diary for his son Aryaveer for his 1st five years where he has mentioned all of Poonam’s sacrifices.
To myShaadi Couples
The couple signs off by giving a simple mantra for a happy marriage to the myShaadi couples..
“One should be mentally, emotionally and financially prepared for marriage. The key to a successful marriage is to accept flaws and see only the positives of your partner.”