In what can be best described as Kollywood’s big fat wedding, filmmaker Soundarya Rajinikanth got married to actor-businessman Vishagan Vanangamudi in a grand ceremony.
Last week, Soundarya took to Twitter to make an official announcement about her wedding. She wrote: “One week to go. Bride mode. Ved Vishagan Soundarya.”
Soon after the announcement, pictures of Soundarya and Vishagan from a cosy photo shoot went viral. This was followed by a pre-wedding reception for family and close friends last Friday.
For the wedding, which happened at 9 am, the bride was dressed in a green and red silk saree, while the groom was in the traditional white and gold silk attire.
For the reception which followed the wedding, Soundarya was draped in beautiful pink and gold saree by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, while her husband was seen wearing a white silk shirt and a dhoti with blue border.
From Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswami to actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, the wedding was attended by the who’s who of Tamil film fraternity and several popular bigwigs of Tamil Nadu.
The list of guests includes actors Mohan Babu, Vishnu Manchu, Prabhu, Vikram Prabhu, Aditi Rao Hydari, Andrea Jeremiah and Manjima Mohan among others.
Filmmakers P Vasu, KS Ravikumar, Selvaraghavan and Kasthuri Raja also attended the wedding.
Also seen at the wedding were Aishwarya Rajinikanth, her husband Dhanush and music composer Anirudh Ravichander apart from other family members of Rajinikanth.
This is Soundarya’s second marriage. Soundarya had married industrialist named Ashwin Ramkumar and the couple have a son named Ved. Soundarya married Ashwin in 2010, and they filed for divorce in 2016 and subsequently got separated.
Vishagan, who is also a divorcee, is the executive director of Apex Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., one of the leading family-owned pharmaceutical companies in India. He returned to India after completing his graduation in management from Bradford University, UK and a Masters in Management from London University.
Last year, Vishagan made his acting debut with Tamil thriller Vanjagar Ulagam. He played one of the leads in the film, directed by Manoj Beedha.
Soundarya, who started her career as an assistant director on films such as Baba and Sandakozhi, recently announced that she has partnered with video streaming service MX Player to produce an original web-series on the Tamil epic, Ponniyin Selvan.
She will produce the series on the banner May 6 Entertainment while her erstwhile assistant Sooriyaprathap will direct the series.