Destined to be!
Iffat Omar is famous for being one of the very few models who have been working in our fashion industry for a very long time. She has not only modeling to her credit but also hosting TV shows and acting in dramas, among her many other projects. Let’s find out more about her and her husband.
When did you get married and how old were the two of you?
Okay, you want to know my age? Trying to trick me huh! We got married on 15th November 1999.
Was your marriage an arranged one or not?
We fell in love and with permission of our respected parents got married.
How and where did you meet?
Hamein milna hi tha hamdam kisi rah bhi nikaltey. (We would have met no matter which path we chose for ourselves.)
What made you two decide that you were perfect for each other?
You don’t decide such things, its destiny and it happens.
One thing you remember about your wedding day?
Nothing at all – I was in a trance.
One thing you wish you could have added to the ceremony:
Omar Sayeed’s bridal dress. We were not or talking terms at the time and we both regret it very much.
What was the wedding night gift for the bride?
I guess the conception of Noor-e-Jehan, my daughter, besides the diamond ring.
Where did you have your honeymoon? Who decided on the place and why?
We had it much later as I was immediately pregnant with my sunshine (Noor-e-Jehan) and couldn’t travel. Much later we went to London and since then almost every six months we have a honeymoon (hubby is compensating for the one we never had).
What was the one perfect moment of your honeymoon/honeymoons?
The best moments were sometimes at Tiffanys, Saks, Bond Street and usually at Louis Vuitton stores.
What was the most embarrassing moment during your honeymoon?
Usually when traveling, people at the airport carry one or two bags and Omar is always carrying 6 bags and cursing me.
A favourite activity that the two of you enjoyed on your honeymoon?
Spending time with Nooru.
What was the most shocking thing about her which you discovered on the honeymoon?
Omar: She has an ability to make a decent man bankrupt in 10 minutes.
What was the most shocking thing about him that you discovered on the honeymoon?
Iffat: He can convert dollars into rupees in one second.
The one thing you would change about your honeymoon if you had the chance?
None whatsoever at all.
Who gives in first when you fight?
Iffat: For the first 7 years him and now its me. Roles have been reversed and I am loving it.
What is your song?
Killing me softly with your words.
Aye ho meri zindagi main tum bahar ban ker.
The first movie you saw as a couple? How did you like it?
Titanic- I loved it. He hated it. Story of my life as far as choice in movies is concerned.
The one relative or friend of your spouse whom you simply cannot tolerate and why?
Hey what are you trying to do here?
The one relative or friend of your spouse whose company you enjoy the most, and why?
Both of our nunds (sisters-in-law). We have amazing fun with them and they are exceptionally great human beings.
Favourite activity as a couple now?
Any special memories?
Each day is blessed. Masha Allah! Could’
Iffat & Omar’s Romantic Tale November 15, 1999
Destined to be!