Actor Kirti Kulhari, star of Criminal Justice and Four More Shots Please! has said that marriage is an “overrated” concept. The actress announced her separation from her husband, Saahil Sehgal earlier this year. “I started feeling it through the marriage… I am not saying love is overrated or companionship is overrated. I am saying marriage, as a concept, is overrated. I can be in love with someone, I can have a beautiful relationship with someone and I can still choose to not be married to that person,” the actress said in an interview to a radio host.
“This idea of marriage that exists in our society, this was my conditioning as well. But through the marriage, I realised… I said, ‘What is it about marriage as a concept that we make such a hawa (big deal) out of?’ Yes, marriage is important for the social structure and this and that, but I think beyond everything, a marriage needs to happen between two people. Their hearts need to be connected. I am sorry, but it is not about families coming together. It starts and ends with these two people, and that’s how it is for me. So, I can do everything I want to do, be a partner to someone, without the ‘marriage’ word being attached to it,” she added.
In April this year, Kulhari had shared an announcement on Instagram stating that she was separating with Saahil Sehgal “not on paper, but in life”.