Bollywood Proposal Gone Wrong!

Jasbina Ahluwalia asks Sanjit Singh: author of Are You Indian? A Humorous Guide to Growing up Indian in America: Tell us your story. What lead you to your life partner? I know you’re happily married. Tell us about that.


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Sanjit Singh

The Love Story Before the Bollywood Proposal

We met in 1999 on the internet. This was when online dating on the internet was very young.

There was a lot of stigma attached to it. I don’t even remember the name of the website. It’s probably not in existence anymore. It was an Indian matrimonial dating site.

I was dating people that I’d met when I was living in LA. I went on there out of curiosity more than anything else. Almost right away, I met Anita. We have been married for 13 years now.


Jasbina Ahluwalia



Sanjit Singh

Bollywood Proposal, The Dream

Thank you. We dated for a few months and I was planning on asking her to marry me.

I remember her saying more than once that she had this secret dream that the guy who married her would propose to her in a meadow. There would be Bollywood singing and dancing. She was joking, of course.

Anyone who knows me knows that I like to do things over the top sometimes.


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Bollywood Proposal, The Execution

We were on a date. I said, “I want to show you a really special place. I need you to put on a blindfold and I’ll take you there.”

I don’t know if you know the geography of LA. There is this place called Point Fermin Park in San Pedro. Above it is a very beautiful park on a hill with a giant bell there called the Korean Bell of Friendship. It was given to the United States by Korea. There is a 280 degree view of the ocean and coastline.

I thought that the park would be fairly deserted by dusk. Unfortunately, it wasn’t.

I had my little plan. I took her out to the middle of the park. I took her blindfold off. I was literally Bollywood singing and dancing right there in my kurta.

Bollywood Proposal Gone Wrong

People were staring at us. A big crowd gathered around and started clapping and cheering. They were filming us.

Then I got on my knee and asked her to marry me. She was extremely embarrassed.


Tell Us:

The Bollywood proposal may not be for you, but we want the ladies to tell us what their dream proposal would be. Drop a comment in the section below.


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The above is an excerpt from Jasbina’s interview with Sanjit Singh

The entire interview transcript is at: Sanjit Singh Interview – Are You Indian?

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