Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan, who play the married couple Siddharth and Trisha in the upcoming film Shaadi Ke Side Effects, now have a special newspaper-column that gives solutions to marital problems asked by the readers. Check out the funny, yet sensible answers given by Sid and Trisha.
I got married recently and I’m having a very stressful time. When I do what my wife says, she thinks that I have no brains and can’t think for myself. And when I do something by myself, she again thinks that I have no brains and I should have listened to her instead! I am very confused! Help!
Sid: Challenge your wife to a tough crossword game. But make sure you know the answers beforehand. Once you win, remind her of this game for the rest of your happily married life. Caution: Never ever ever ever let her find out that you cheated. Trisha: Every time she says, ‘you have no brains’, you tell her that she chose you for your brain, so it’s her fault.
Once my husband forgot my mother’s birthday and I got upset, so he got us gifts. Recently, I got him a gift without an occasion. He thinks that I have done something wrong and refuses to see reason. His suspicions are driving me mad. Wife in distress!
Sid: Out with it now. What have you really done? Trisha: Take back the gift and let him keep wondering what wrong he has done… Hehe!
During my proposal to my girlfriend, I told her that I found my best friend, lover and partner for life in her. Now, when I want to hang with my male buddies, my wife insists on coming along — she says I only said that we are each other’s best friends. Then she promises that she will come for a short time, but stays for the entire evening. She does this every single time!
Sid: Just pray. There is no other way. Anything you say will put you in danger buddy. Trisha: Be her best friend and tell her the truth. She will appreciate it and if she doesn’t, I didn’t say this.
Meanwhile, when asked about her own marriage, Vidya said “I am extremely happy being married. There was a certain restlessness in me which has calmed down a bit after marriage. Definitely, that is helping me concentrate on work.”
Shaadi Ke Side Effects releases on February 28th.