After years of rumours, Dileep and Kavya Madhavan tied the knot on Friday morning in a ceremony which was kept hush-hush. Speaking to media after the ceremony, “Seeking your support and prayers for a good life. Your love and support have been our strength.”
He also spoke about his relationship with Kavya, “We have been both living alone for the last two to three years. I talked with my family and we finalised it after discussions with Kavya’s family.” The Malayalam actor also spoke about how controversial this relationship has been for both of them, “The only crime that we have committed is that we have acted in some 20 films together… but she has always been a victim of gossip, and has been portrayed as being responsible for the break up of my marriage. These gossips pop up whenever my film is due for release.”
Kavya also asked people to give them their blessings and not have negative opinions.”I only request you all to pray for our happy life and our family,” Kavya Madhavan said. Dileep also mentioned that daughter Meenakshi has given her blessings to the match. Meenakshi, who was present at the wedding, also spoke to media, “I am the one who persuaded them to take this decision.”
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The news comes at a time when both the actors are celebrating their 25th anniversary in the film industry. In fact, the duo is considered one of the most popular onscreen pairs in Kerala, certainly the most successful at the box office. They have acted together in 21 movies, among them Meesa Madhavan, one of the biggest hits in Malayalam in recent times.
For long the famous onscreen pair had denied rumours about getting married. However, Dileep hinted that he was open to the idea, while recently talking to Malayalam magazine. He had also said that Kavya was not the reason behind his breakup with his former wife Manju Warrier. Dileep and Manju, who got married 1998, separated in 2014 and they have a daughter. The actor has maintained that the real reason behind his failed marriage to Manju would hurt many people’s lives.
Kavya, meanwhile, was married to Nishal Chandra, who is also an actor. However, that marriage was short-lived. Kavya debuted as a leading lady with 1999 film Chandranudikkunna Dikhil, at the age of 14. The film had Dileep in the lead role. Since then they both have worked in as many as 21 films together.