Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen and her boyfriend Rohman Shawl have been open about their relationship and the two often take to their social media handles to shower love on each other. However, the two are often confronted with one inevitable question by fans and media alike. “When are you taking the plunge?”
Recently, In an interview with Times of India, Rohman confessed that being in a relationship with Susmita has changed his perception of fame. He told the portal, “Everything in my life changed after that (meeting Sushmita). As outsiders, we have a certain perception about a star’s life. But, when you stay with them, you realise that it’s a lot of hard work.” He added, “On a personal level, that changed me; I started taking things seriously, I started respecting life more, both mine and others’. When I started modelling, I wanted to be a star, but now, I have different plans. I want to venture into business, eventually. But for now, I want to stick to modelling as that makes me happy. Being famous is not on my wish list anymore.”
When asked if he is still star-struck, Rohman replied “I still am.” He told the portal that every morning he wakes up thinking about how lucky he is to have Sushmita in his life. “Sushmita Sen is not just a person, she is a vibe. It takes time to understand her, but when you do, you are bowled over,” he said.
Talking about the 15-year age gap, Rohman said that it has never bothered him. “Men look for maturity, as they aren’t mature enough at any age. When a strong woman enters your life, you realise that you are also capable of much more. She transforms you into a man,” he said.
Earlier, during a chat on social media, when the two were asked about their marriage plans, Rohman had said, “Sushmita, her daughters (Renee and Alisah) and I are a family already. Sometimes, I am like a father to the kids, sometimes, I am a friend to them, and at times, we fight, too. We live like a normal family, and we enjoy that. So, we don’t dwell upon questions like ‘Aap shaadi kab kar rahe ho (when are you getting married)’. When marriage happens, we won’t hide it. For now, we are enjoying the success of her web series. Aage sochenge kya hota hai (we will think about the future later).”
He further said that there’s no family pressure from either side to get married. “My dad, mom and sister support me unconditionally. In fact, when I started dating Sushmita, I didn’t even tell them about it. They learnt about it when our pictures surfaced in the media. Sushmita and I wanted to be sure before making our relationship public. She made me understand that my life would change once she puts it out there. I respected her decision and didn’t tell anyone till the time we were ready for it. My family is very understanding, and they have backed all my decisions. There is no pressure to do anything,” Rohman said.