PIX: TV actor Ruslaan Mumtaz weds
Kehta Hai Dil Jee Le Zaraa actor Ruslaan Mumtaz weds his long-time girlfriend on Valentine's Day.
Television actor Ruslaan Mumtaz wrapped up the shoot of his daily soap Kehta Hai Dil Jee Le Zaraa at 10am on February 14, and got married to his girlfriend Nirali Mehta an hour later.
“I was shooting all night for my serial,” Ruslaan says. “Then I rushed from Film City (in the western suburb of Mumbai) to Fort (in south Mumbai) in my shooting costume! That was the only way I could make it in time for my court wedding.”
Ruslaan doesn’t mind his hectic working schedule.
“I had a choice,” he explains. “My producers did offer me the day off but since I the court marriage just had Nirali’s parents and mine, I didn’t see the need to disrupt the shooting schedule. As we all know, the schedules for daily soaps are very tight.”
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Image: Nirali Mehta and Ruslaan Mumtaz
'We didn't want raised eyebrows or for Nirali's parents feel uncomfortable'
The actor tells us the reasons for his quick wedding: “Nirali spends a lot of time in our home. Over the last four years, she has become a part of our household. My parents take Nirali’s presence in our home as much for granted as mine. But we didn’t want raised eyebrows or for Nirali’s parents feel uncomfortable. So we decided to make our relationship formal on Valentine’s Day.”
Ruslaan will take a few days off for his honeymoon. “Nirali and I will go through proper pheras on March 2. We will leave for our honeymoon in Maldives the next day.”
Did Ruslaan invite his co-star from Kehta Hai Dil Jee Le Zaraa Sangeeta Ghosh for the court marriage?
“After shooting with me the whole night, Sangeeta went home to sleep!” Ruslaan signs off.
Image: The bridal couple with their families