Last week we broke the news about Maryam Zakaria expecting a baby on the coming Valentine’s Day. It came as a surprise to one and all, as no one was even aware about her wedding, let alone her pregnancy. We managed to catch hold of the young actress (seen in Grand Masti, Agend Vinod and Rowdy Rathore to name a few), who was happy to share details about her secret wedding and journey towards motherhood.
Team MissMalini (Team MM): No one really knew that you were married to (choreographer) Arvind Thakur. How did you manage to hide this?
Maryam Zakaria (MZ): (Laughs) We managed to keep that away from public eye. We got married in April 2012 at Goa. Only closest friends and my family from Sweden came. His family was there as well. It was not a small wedding; it was big one but only with very close friends. We had a white wedding and also went through Indian ceremonies. We had a one week long wedding at a beach. It was very beautiful and filmy; I always wanted like that.
Team MM: Didn’t your husband ever want the news to be made public?
MZ: I have a very good husband; he has supported me so well and we were together in this decision. Lot of people in the industry too knew that we were married. They did not talk about it as they respected our privacy. Arvind and I said that when we would be ready, we would share that with the world. We are ready to do that now!
Team MM: When were you sure about having a child?
MZ: I decided last year that I wanted to have a baby. After Grand Masti last year, I tried to find a better film as I wanted to do certain kind of characters. However they were not happening. This is when I thought of going ahead with a baby and then come back to the industry after some time and try good roles again. I wanted to have a family. I love children. I wasn’t going to let go off something as beautiful as that.