While the wedding preparations were in full swing Suniel Shetty‘s Khandala farm, the actor was busy overseeing the final details leading up to his daughter, actor Athiya Shetty’s marriage to cricketer KL Rahul. The actor assured the waiting paparazzi gathered outside his home that the couple will pose for photos for the photographers afterwards. For the past week, the farmhouse has been set up to welcome the wedding guests and host the couple’s wedding. (Read also: Athiya Shetty-KL Rahul wedding: Decorations begin at Suniel Shetty’s Khandala house, ceremonies expected to begin today)
In a video posted on a paparazzo account, the actor can be seen getting out of his car and walking towards the media. He says, “Aa rahe hain hum log. Kal unko leke aata hoon, bachchon ko (We will come tomorrow. I will bring the children tomorrow).” He put a hand on his chest and added: “Apne jis tareke se pyaar dikhya uske liye bohut bohut… (The way you all showed love for them, thank you very much)” The gathered paparazzi congratulated him on the marriage and he thanks them again for their support.
The actor also sends a member of his team to make sure they take care of them. Later, in the video, he speaks in Marathi and assures the waiting paparazzi that while no one will come for photos today, they will come after the wedding. He tells them that his wife Mana Shetty is daughter Athiya Shetty and Rahul, will appear especially for the photographers.
Earlier this week, sources confirmed to Hindustan Times that Athiya and KL Rahul would marry on January 23. The wedding festivities were set to kick off this weekend with a ladies night on Jan. 21 and a sangeet function on Jan. 23, which would feature Suniel, Mana and their son, actor Ahan Shetty.
The wedding ceremony, which will be held on Monday, is said to be “an extremely close family affair.” Only close friends and family will be invited and few from the industry will attend.
Athiya and Rahul have been dating for a few years; the actor has also traveled with Team India during their matches. While they have never officially admitted to dating each other, they have been seen together at family outings and other high-profile events. The couple recently ushered in the new year together at a party in Dubai. Athiya had been sharing pictures of the bash on her Instagram Stories.