- Nasima Akter
India Star KL Rahul Will Marry Bollywood Athiya Shetty in January
In just a few months, India’s cricket star and team vice-captain, KL Rahul will marry the stunning actress Athiya Shetty. The wedding was announced in November during T20 World Cup and confirmed to take place in Maharashtra.
It was only recently that the wedding was said to most likely happen between January and March 2023. According to an interview with Athiya Shetty’s father, Suniel Shetty, he stated, “I know about all the rumors that are around their wedding now and then. And I can tell you that I am looking at it as in the date. With both their schedules and stuff like that, we are figuring out things. Hopefully soon, we will know when, where and what will it finally happen.”
It was also reported that KL Rahul's request for personal leave to marry his partner has been approved by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). With Rahul’s leave confirmed leave, the ace player will not be playing in the T20I and ODI series against New Zealand.
While Rahul will not be seen for a while, he did leave a favorable impression at the 2022 T20 World Cup as a key component of India's success in the tournament before they lost against England in the semi-finals. He was also able to help India get a respectable score by the end of their Test series against Bangladesh earlier this month.
It was in 2021 that the couple’s relationship was revealed to the public. This was when the duo came together to attend the screening of Athiya's brother Ahan Shetty's Bollywood debut film Tadap. While the couple never fully admitted their relationship to the public, they are less shy about their relationship on Instagram, often sharing photographs and commenting on each other's posts.
The couple had been together for around three years before the wedding was announced, and sources say they will be having a low-key traditional wedding at Suniel Shetty's Khandala bungalow 'Jahaan'. Reports also say that the celebrations will include haldi, mehendi, and sangeet ceremonies.
It’s also reported that the couple will wear designer outfits. Athiya’s favorite designer is Manish Malhotra and it’s most likely that she will wear an outfit designed by Malhotra for the wedding. Rahul, on the other hand, has not specified details on his outfit. Aside from this, they were looking at hosting the wedding at five-star hotels before they decided on Sunil Shetty’s Khandala Mansion.
In addition to the announcement and details on the wedding, it was reported that several fans have commented on Twitter with posts congratulating the player and actress. One fan posted a tweet with the caption, “Have a great innings Rahul, may Athiya bring you the very best in your life.” Another sent a post saying, “Best of luck to you for the future.”
At this time, preparations are underway, and it’s been reported that KL Rahul’s parents were in Mumbai last month to meet Athiya’s family to finalize the wedding details.