Some friends and close relatives were present at the marriage ceremony
Acclaimed West Bengal film-maker Srijit Mukherji has recently married popular Bangladeshi actor, singer and development worker Rafiath Rashid Mithila. The marriage was solemnized through registration at Srijit’s South Kolkata flat on Friday evening, reports UNB quoting Anandabazar.
The couple has reaffirmed their love, pushing aside cultural differences, and the border between them.
Mithila shared some pictures of their marriage ceremony on her official Instagram page on the same day with the caption: “Mr and Mrs Rashid Mukherji.”
Those pictures of the couple have gone viral on social media, and netizens from both Bengals have been congratulating them.
Many celebs from the Tollywood film industry were present during the ceremony including Rudraneel Ghosh, Jisshu Sengupta, and poet Srijato.
Srijit has won various awards for his acclaimed films including the 2010 blockbuster titled “Autograph” which went on to win 41 awards.
Last year, his film “Ek Je Chhilo Raja,” starring acclaimed Bangladeshi actor Jaya Ahsan, won various awards including the Best Bengali Film award at the Indian National Film Awards.
Mithila was married to popular singer and actor Tahsan in 2006. However, they got divorced after 11-years of conjugal life in May 2017.
Srijit had been in a relationship with Mithila for the last one year. He first introduced Mithila to his friends at a private bash at the start of the year, reports the Times of India.
Mithila, who began her modelling career in 2002, did her Master's in political science from Dhaka University and completed her second Master's in Early Childhood Development.
Media reports confirm that the couple will fly off to Geneva soon. They will spend a week together there before Mithila starts her PhD at a university in Geneva.
প্রথম আলোয় ফেরা, আঁধার পেরিয়ে এসে আমি— Srijit Mukherji (@srijitspeaketh) December 6, 2019
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চেনা তবু চেনা নয়, এভাবেই স্রোত বয়ে যায়
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Srijit told Indian media: “My roots are from Bangladesh as my paternal family is from Bikrampur and maternal family is from Mymensingh. Now I have a marital relationship with the country.
“I never thought twice about this. To be honest, I have so many friends in Bangladesh and they are so welcoming that it never felt that it is a different country. My family speaks the Bangladeshi dialect so the language is the same for me. Though I am a diehard Mohun Bagan (professional football club based in West Bengal) fan, I have grown up in that environment since my childhood,” added Srijit.