View Image KATHMANDU: Superstar Rajesh Hamal, the most successful actor of the Nepali film industry, got married to his long-time girlfriend Madhu Bhattarai, at a private ceremony in the Capital on May 24.
The wedding ceremony that was held at Hotel de l’ Annapurna, Durbar Marg was attended by very close family and relatives, as per Roshan Hamal, producer and a close aide of the actor.
The 50-year-old actor married 26-year-old Bhattarai as per Vedic Hindu rituals, revealed Roshan adding, “It started at around 11:00 am and continued till nearly 1:30 pm. All the major rituals of a Hindu marriage were observed.”
The actor, who made it to media headlines regarding his wedding and love life recently, proposed to his lady love in the presence of media. He had revealed his wedding plans with Bhattarai, who is a student. The couple met for the first time nine years ago.
Unlike the weddings of high profile personalities, this wedding was a “simple affair”, as per Roshan. The actor is “against the dowry”, so the couple exchanged rings only. “And the bridegroom gave four tilhari (jewellery worn around neck by a married woman) to the bride. While one was chhadke tilhari, others were simple ones.”
The newlyweds will be staying in Dhulikhel on May 24. “They will return on May 25, and on May 28, there is a reception at Hotel Shanker,” Roshan informed. But the couple do not have honeymoon plans as the actor will be flying to Australia — alone — on May 30 to attend a programme. — HNS