“In any relationship, you have tough as well as good times. I remember I wasn’t well and feeling low, Andrei had come all the way from Thane for a premiere, he was also tired. So, he was there for me and I was there for him, and he just kissed me as I was very nervous. He was sweet enough to make me feel comfortable,” Shriya told Hindustan Times.
What initially started as a private exchange between the couple quickly evolved into a delightful spectacle, embraced by those around them. Shriya expressed that everyone started finding it funny and started laughing. Surprisingly, the photographers very sweetly asked them to kiss again.
She also added that it’s important to express oneself in public, as long as it doesn’t make other people uncomfortable. “If a simple kiss can bring a little positivity in someone’s life, then cool. And, it became a thing in every event then,” she stated.
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Shriya mentioned that she does not believe in the traditional celebrations of Valentine’s week. However, she finds the gestures of kindness and affection ‘lovely’, stating that it’s all about treating each other well.
For Shriya, public displays of affection, including kissing, are natural expressions of love and happiness, without thinking that they are in a public place or not. While other people may not be comfortable in doing it in front of the camera, Shriya feels very much comfortable as she describes herself as an extrovert. “We just do it because it makes us feel happy, there’s no reason behind it,” Saran remarked.
Shriya concluded her idea of expressing love for someone on a poignant note, “A kiss heals your bad day, low mood, or even a fight!”