People often ask me what prompted me to become a Marriage Proposal Planner when I founded Ever After Proposals. They often expect to hear some over-the-top story about how my boyfriend proposed to me and I was either completely underwhelmed by his lack of thought, or I was so enamoured by his attention to detail that I wanted other women to experience the same. Spoiler alert: I’m neither engaged nor was Ever After Proposals a product of my so-called love life.
To be honest, my inspiration came from the culmination of watching others’ love lives play out on the silver screen. When you have the likes of Raj, Rahul and Prem professing their love in the most swoon-worthy-gestures, it’s no wonder I grew up idolising that sort of romance off-screen as well.
In a culture where arranged marriages are still prevalent, or when a movie’s credits roll as soon as two lovers finally overcome some grandiose obstacle, seeing marriage proposals in a Bollywood movie is actually, not the norm. So I dug deep through the archives in search of some of the most interesting marriage proposals, but what I found surprised me. Turns out, Bollywood heroes aren’t the only ones getting down on a bent knee. That’s right — move over, Shah Rukh Khan — there’s a new (romantic) sheriff in town, and it’s not who you think…
Now that you’ve seen Bollywood’ leading ladies and fellas ask that beloved question, who do you think does it better?