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Two peas in a pod: Sharnaaz and Shila
PETALING JAYA: Actor Sharnaaz Basir Ahmad said he was firm in his resolve to marry singer Shila Amzah – even if their families objected to the union.
Sharnaaz, 28, said he would wait patiently for a positive response from Shila’s father ND Lala and mother Fauziah Sarman.
“I will stay true to my oath although it seems like I am not getting her parents’ blessings,” he told mStar on Friday.
Shila, 23, the daughter of 80s era singer and television personality ND Lala, shot to fame after winning the inaugural season of China-based television programme Asian Wave last year.
Her relationship with Sharnaaz, who acted in the movie Juvana, had already drawn her father’s disapproval.
Things got worse when Sharnaaz recently stated that he would ask for Shila’s hand in marriage in March.
It was reported in a Malay daily that ND Lala, or Amir Hamzah Salleh, 51, had refused to consider Sharnaaz’ wedding proposal as he felt it was not time for Shila to marry.
“We are still alive, honour us as her parents. Even if Shila wants to marry him, I am her father. Sharnaaz does not get to decide if she becomes his wife,” he said.
He said the actor’s disclosure that Shila was his wife-to-be was very embarrassing as ND Lala had never discussed the marriage plans with Sharnaaz’s family.
Sharnaaz, on the other hand, said his parents were disappointed as they and Shila’s parents were reportedly old friends.
“We still need her parents’ blessings because this involves marriage, which is not a small thing,” said the actor who is now filming Gila Baby, directed by Kabir Bhatia.
Meanwhile, Shila has asked Sharnaaz to bear with the current conflict and wait for her return from Shanghai, China.
Shila, along with her parents, have been there since December last year as part of efforts by Asian Wave producer Shanghai Media Group to promote the Mandarin-speaking singer in the country.
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