Would you share your love story with us?
Nayeem: We basically met at a set, where she praised me for my movie “Jaago”. After that, we kept meeting in places sharing regular casual greetings. While we were acting in a serial together in NTV we met at a get-together and realized our parents were class mates. So that is where it all started from. We were never really into each other before our families proposed the offer but I always liked her as a person and as a co-artist.
Nadia: I liked his acting and liked him as a co-actor but never really gave him a romantic thought. As Nayeem said, after his family sent the proposal I was really surprised and could not think things through. But after that, I started growing feelings for him. The fun part was, as the shooting was still in process, it was never the same for us. We could not be casual around each other, neither talk to anyone about it, so we started acting shy around each other (laughs). Honestly we did not get much time to get to know each other like you should. My parents and sister along with a few other relatives, suddenly decided on the marriage after coming back from a trip abroad.
Tell us something that you like and dislike about your husband.
Nadia: There actually is a huge difference between an actor and a husband. As a husband he is a complete family man, totally different from what you will see on screen and he does not even like showing it to others. He is very caring to his parents, his sister and adores his niece and nephew with all his heart. He is equally fun loving and responsible. About the negative side, he gets angry quite easily, which is again not always a bad thing but I would say I still have a lot to explore.
As a colleague he is very sincere and hard-working. People at the set love his presence and the co-artists respects him as much as he respects them.
Tell us something that you like and dislike about your wife.
Nayeem: As I have mentioned earlier, I liked her as a person and I liked her acting too. But as a co-artist she is always concerned about my acting and would always complain if I am lacking anywhere, which is good for me as it helps me improve. She also does not shy away from praising me when I do well. A bad thing about her is that she expects a lot from the industry and gets upset when it is the other way around. She wants everything to be perfect but I think the industry isn't perfect itself and lacks a lot, but we should make the best out of what we have.
As a wife I would say she is very wise and always there for me whenever I need her. And honestly, I have not discovered any of her bad side yet. We have just started our journey and steadily getting habituated with each other.
What do you prefer more, acting or dancing?
Nayeem: Nadia looks like an angel when she dances. She looks so beautiful “MashAllah” that I literally cannot take my eyes off of her. And the fact that she has actually learned dancing from a very early age has the proper guidance and knows dancing like the back of her hand. I respect her as a dancer more then I love her dancing.
Nadia: Dancing to me is irresistible. When I listen to a song playing, I cannot help but move my legs or hands to the beat. Although I received an award for acting in “Notun Kuri” as a child artist, I never really felt that acting is for me. But at times, there were a few shows which demanded a known face for the performance. That is when I thought I should pursue acting too and since everybody around me was already doing both like Api apu (Api Karim), Tarin apu, Srabonti, and Ishita, I thought: Why not! I started with a few acting gigs and later continued it further. Now both dancing and acting are equally important to me and I love doing both.
What is love to you?
Nayeem: Love to me is trust. If I cannot trust someone I can never love them. The care that comes for each other comes through trust. Somebody cares about you, somebody cooks for you, somebody waits for you: they all come from trust. So when I say I love someone it definitely means I trust them too.
Nadia: Wanting the best for the person you love is love to me. It is an extreme yet a very beautiful feeling. When their liking and disliking or their opinion becomes very important, that is when you know you love a person. You tend to think of them first and overlook yourself; that is love. Other than that, trust, care, friendship and most importantly respect, are the other ingredients of love.
By Rownak Nowrin Haque