Singer, actor, politician and minister in the BJP government, Babul Supriyo is all set to tie the knot with Rachna Sharma on August 9 in Delhi.
The date has been fixed keeping in mind the parliamentary session and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ability to be present at the wedding.
"Of course Narendra Modiji will be attending," Babul asserts. "The marriage cannot happen without his blessings."
Babul will have relatives and friends from Kolkata and Mumbai attending the Delhi wedding which he says will be an 'intimate' affair.
"But I’ve a feeling it won’t be like that. No matter how much I prune down the invitees’ list, there are still enough people to make the wedding a large one. So I might as well make it a lavish affair," says the playback singer.
This is his second marriage. He has a 17-year old daughter from his first.
Babul says he’s ready for the problems ahead.
"Besides my mother, these are the two most important women in my life. I know I can’t see them being friends, at least for a long time. But I’ve always faced the hurdles and challenges in life headlong."
Babul’s romance with Rachna, an air hostess, is stuff fairytales are made of.
Recounts the singer, "I met Rachna on a flight and immediately knew she was the woman I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. I asked her for her phone number which she refused to give."
It took months of persuasion before the lady thawed. Now Babul looks forward to a life of marital bliss. "Right after the wedding, we are leaving for the Vatican in Rome for our honeymoon," he reveals happily.