Popular Indian actor Ashish Vidyarthi married Rupali Barua from Assam in a ceremony at a Kolkata club on Thursday.
Rupali, who is from Guwahati, is associated with an upscale fashion store in Kolkata.
Ashish and Rupali had a quiet registry marriage in the presence of family and close friends. “At this stage of my life, getting married to Rupali is an extraordinary feeling. We had a court marriage in the morning, followed by a get-together in the evening,” said Ashish.
So how did the couple meet? “Oh, that’s a long story,” chuckled the Drohkaal actor, adding, “Will share it some other time.” To this, Rupali added, “We met some time ago and decided to take it forward. But both of us wanted our wedding to be a small family affair.” Talking about what drew her to the actor, known for his complex, dark roles on screen, she said with a smile: “He is a beautiful human being and a great soul to be with.”
The wedding was a blend of the cultures that each of them represents.
“Rupali started getting ready at 6.30 am and wore a beautiful white mekhela chador from Assam, which matched Ashish’s white and gold Mundu from Kerala. Her exquisite gold jewellery was inspired by south Indian temple art,” said her stylist Rajat. “As for makeup, she went for a simple dewy look, with her hair tied up in a bun and adorned with fresh flowers,” added makeup artist Kaushik.
The wedding was followed by a formal reception.
Known for working in several film industries, the veteran actor was born in Delhi on June 19, 1962. Ashish Vidyarthi has worked in several Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, English, Odia, Marathi and Bengali films in a career that started in 1986.
Till date he has worked in over 300 films in 11 languages. Ashish Vidyarthi played the role of VP Menon in his first movie Sardar, that was based on the life of Sardar Vallabhai Patel.
However, his first release was Drohkaal, for which he had won a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in the year 1995.
He is also known for his role as Ashutosh, in 1942:A Love Story. Ashish Vidyarthi also received the Star Screen Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role, for the 1996 film Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin.
Ashish Vidhyarthi has worked in 11 languages in over 300 films. The popular actor was earlier married to Rajoshi Vidyarthi, an Indian actor, singer, and theatre artist.
(Inputs From ET)