Priya Mani:I feel on top of the world
It looks like the National Award-winning actress Priya Mani is finally ready to move to the next phase of her life. The actress got engaged to Mumbai-based entrepreneur Mustafa Raj at her residence in Bengaluru on May 27.
Sharing her excitement, the actress tells us that she is set to walk the aisle in the beginning of 2017. “Mustafa and I are extremely happy and I feel on top of the world right now. We are yet to finalise the wedding date but we are planning to tie the knot in the beginning of next year,” she gushes.
Though their engagement was a low-key affair, the initial plans were not so, she tells us. “We had actually planned a gala engagement function. But unfortunately my dad’s eldest brother passed away a month ago. He was like a father figure to my dad. Hence my entire family was in grief. When Mustafa came to know, he agreed to keep the function a private affair,” says Priya Mani, adding that her would-be in-laws were even ready to postpone the event.
The actress opted for a dazzling pink and golden salwar kameez, by a Mumbai-based designer for the occasion. “The function was over in just half an hour. We exchanged rings and that’s all,” she says. After the engagement, the actress took to social media to officially announce the happy news.
The couple has been in a relationship for the past five years but kept it a hush-hush affair till 2015, when she decided to introduce Mustafa to her fans through a dance reality show. The duo met at a Celebrity Cricket League match. “We were initially good friends. It was me who took the first step. I messaged him, ‘I like you’ and it took him weeks to understand that I was serious,” the actress had earlier told us.
She plans to continue acting in films even after the wedding, and is currently busy with projects in Sandalwood and judging a Malayalam TV reality show.
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