As 2016 draws to a close, the much-awaited star wedding of the Malayalam film industry has finally happened. Beloved onscreen couple Dileep and Kavya Madhavan tied the knot without a lot of fanfare on Friday in a private wedding at a hotel in Kochi.
The wedding marks the culmination of many years of gossip that eventually influenced Dileep and Kavya’s decision to enter the wedlock. For years, Kavya was accused of being the ‘other woman’ in Dileep’s life. The Malayalam media and industry had been pre-occupied with the love triangle story between Manju Warrier, Dileep and Kavya. The rumour mills ran overtime churning out speculations to feed the hunger pangs of the fans.
Irrespective of the occasion, the one question that never failed to pop up during Dileep’s media interaction was about his alleged link-up with Kavya. And the situation was no different for Kavya too. A simple Google search for the names of the actors will throw up several speculated stories about their relationship and their impending wedding.
Although the relationship between Dileep and Kavya has always been under intense media scrutiny, all hell broke loose when Dileep and Manju filed for divorce in 2014.
Following a whirlwind romance, Manju married Dileep in 1998. Back then, she was one of the top actresses in the industry. Manju made her acting debut in 1995 with Sakshyam and in the next four years, she would act in about 20 films. While she was a rising star in the industry, Dileep was still a struggling actor.