In a recent public interaction, Radhika Apte spoke at length about her registered wedding with hubby Benedict Taylor.
Radhika Apte has been married to London-based musician Benedict Taylor for almost 6 years now. Although the couple is not more often snapped together, they ensure to be with each other by juggling between Mumbai and London. We’ve very little news about their love story. Radhika is one of the few actors who with every performance in the film proves that she is an incredible actor the Indian cinema has.
In a sitting with Femina, when Radhika was queried about her dream wedding, she shared,
“When I got married, I wore my grandmother’s old sari for my registered wedding and it had a lot of holes in it. But I wore it because she’s one of my favorite people on the planet. I’m not someone who spends a lot of money on fancy clothes and especially not for a registered marriage. Of course, I wanted to look good—I did buy a dress for my party (which was less than ten thousand rupees!). Also, I have to tell you this; I bought that dress at the last minute because I forgot to buy one! I’m not a picky person when it comes to clothes.”
For Her Marriage Isn’t A Necessity For Commitment
“I feel commitment can happen without marriage. But for a lot of people, marriage is a very sacred thing and I see why; I see the celebration of unity, I see the value of taking vows, I do see how the event is celebrated and how much importance it holds to certain people, but while growing up, I never wanted to get married. It’s not that I disrespect marriage. Even though I had a registered marriage, it was a very important day in my life because I have great memories of it.”
She completed her words by talking about the rituals during her wedding.
“When I got married, my partner and I wanted a ritual but neither of us are religious so we gave our guests seeds and asked them to plant a tree with us. Each family member present at our wedding planted a tree. We had about 80 people planting around 30-35 trees on that day. Everybody was wearing nice clothes but nobody cared that their clothes were getting soiled. I did promise them free mangoes (smiles). I love group activities that bring people together.”