The wedding season might have arrived but Ssharad Malhotra is in no hurry to get married. The Kasam Teri Pyaar Ki actor has been in a steady relationship with actress Pooja Bisht for over two years now but it seems he is still not ready to take the plunge. He was previously in a relationship with Yeh Hai Mohabbatein fame Divyanka Tripathi. The two parted ways for unknown reasons after a courtship of seven years. It was after his breakup with Divyanka that Ssharad met Pooja earlier last year through common friends.
When asked if he is ready to take their relationship to the next level, he told Times of India, “Not yet. I am a little marriage-phobic because a couple of my friends have had turbulent relationships. Mental stability is what I am looking for. So, if everything remains smooth, you might hear wedding bells next year. Marriage is about two people making a choice. For me, happiness is peace of mind, and I get that when I am content with the work I am doing. Peace and harmony in personal space are also extremely important. In my personal space, I want to be wanted — I guess after working hard the entire day, all of us would want to go to a happy relationship. So, at the moment, I am at peace.”
Talking about his equation with Pooja, he further added, “Like every couple, we too have had ugly fights, but are stable now. That Pooja is a part of this industry has both pros and cons. The advantage is that she understands the timings, erratic schedules and stress an actor has to deal with. The downside is that we end up talking about work whenever we are together.”