Although Shihaab didn’t win the reality show he participated – he won the attention of Shahaana Fathima, a young woman from Kottayam.
Shahaana is the one who proposed to Shihaab. Despite being just 20 years old, she insisted that she would marry him – no matter what objections he brought up, no matter what the society would say. But when asked about her love story, Shahaana is reserved, and barely speaks a word or two.
“She’s just shy,” Shihaab says, picking up on her discomfort with the media attention. The 25-year-old from Kerala is well-known for his motivational talks – and also as a participant in the popular dance reality show, Ugram Ujjwalam, on Mazhavil Manorama channel.
And while the show brought him fame and goodwill from the people of the state – it also brought him something invaluable: Shahaana.