The board outside the venue said “Cinema Pooja” but that was fooling nobody. Hotel PGS Vedanta on Friday was the place where so much of the rumour mill’s ceaseless grinding had come to culmination.
Malayalam stars Dileep and Kavya Madhavan got married on Friday in a small ceremony at the hotel, putting an end to long standing rumours about a romance between them. Many of the guests who attended said that they had been informed only on Thursday and some only on Friday morning.
Elegantly clad in a green blouse and Kerala saree, Kavya Madhavan looked every bit the beautiful bride who lit up the simple ceremony which was conducted without any fanfare.
Kavya Madhavan (32) and Dileep (48) were a beloved on screen couple, like Sheela and Prem Nazir. Their crackling chemistry in the 21 films in which they paired together was much sought after by the industry and audiences.
Producer Ranjith, Mammootty, Jayaram, Narain and his wife Manju, Joshi, director Siddique, actors Jo Mol, Meera Jasmine and Chippy, Janardhanan, Kukku Parameshwaran, yesteryear actor Menaka and her family were among those who attended the wedding which was limited to about 250 guests.
Dileep said that he had his daughter’s “blessings” for the wedding. “Everyone’s blessing is needed. We’re marrying with blessings of both the families,” Dileep told the media.
“I am getting married today. When I felt I wanted to get married, my family, including my daughter came to this decision. Kavya, my friend, is someone whose name has been linked with mine in several gossips and I felt it was not appropriate for me to marry anybody else,” he said.
He also appealed that there should be no controversies over his wedding.
The actor had made it clear many times before that he would not marry again without his daughter’s consent.
Meenakshi, Dileep and Manju Warrier’s daughter told the media that she was happy with the marriage.