morning, 25 November 2016, at a private ceremony in Kochi. The ceremony
was reportedly held at a five-star hotel in the city, and came as a surprise to all
but the couple’s close friends and family, since details had been kept tightly
under wraps.Kavya wore the simple cream and gold sari favoured by Malayali
brides, while Dileep also wore a white mundu and shirt. The ceremony was
carried out in a fairly simple manner.
Dileep and Kavya are a popular onscreen pair, having acted in more than 20
films together. Rumours of their relationship had been doing the rounds for a
while, although both actors had denied being a couple. In an interview in
August this year, Dileep even said “only time will tell” when he was asked if
Kavya and he planned to tie the knot.
Apparently, the many celebrity attendees — including actors Mammootty,
Meera Jasmine, Jayaram — were informed about the wedding ceremony only
on Thursday night.
Dileep’s daughter Meenakshi (from his first marriage to actress Manju Warrier,
which lasted from 1998 to 2015) was also present at the ceremony. She
reportedly told mediapersons gathered at the venue that she was very happy
for her father and Kavya.
Kavya was also briefly married to entrepreneur Nishal Chandra in February
2009, and she moved out of India to be with her husband. However, she soon
returned to India and by 2010, filed for divorce.
Kavya and Dileep have both previously denied that their relationship caused
the breakdown in either of their marriages.