Indian model and Malayalam actress Rima Kallingal tied the knot with south Indian director Aashiq Abu in Kerala on Friday, November 1, 2013.
The wedding ceremony was held in the presence of family members, relatives and close friends. The couple later registered their marriage at the Sub-Registrar’s office in Kochi.
Close friends of the couple said that Rima will not be converting to Islam after their wedding and she will continue to work in films. The couple chose not to have a grand wedding reception ceremony, instead they decided to donate the wedding expenses to a noble cause.
Seems like Rima missed her grandmother a lot during the wedding, Just before her wedding she posted on Facebook page, “Today if my grandmother was alive she would have been ecstatic to see me as a bride but at the same time heart broken to see me not decked up in gold from head to toe!!
“From a very young age I knew I didn’t want to wear so much gold for my marriage.. For aesthetic reasons.. But as I grew up the feeling grew stronger on many other levels and today when I am getting married.
“I want to use this beautiful life I have and this amazing platform that cinema has given me to send across my strong vote of protest against the dowry system that we still shamelessly silently follow and dedicate my decision to the millions of parents who have spend their life time earnings on their children’s weddings! Today I won’t be wearing a single gram of gold:)”
Rima has acted in hit Malayalam movies like “Kerala Café”, “City of God”, “Indian Rupee” and “22 Female Kottayam” which was directed by Aashiq Abu.
Her latest movie which will be released soon is “Escape from Uganda”, a thriller directed by Rajesh Nair.