Actress Manisha Koirala married Nepalese businessman Samrat Dahal in a traditional ceremony on Friday at the Gokarna Forest Resort in Kathmandu.
The 41-year-old actress was dressed in a yellow saree and heavy gold jewellery for the wedding ceremony. Husband Samrat Dahal, 34, wore a dark suit with a striking striped tie.
Though it was a private ceremony attended only by family members and close relatives, some of Koirala’s friends from the Bollywood film fraternity flew down to be with her. Actress Suman Ranganathan and actor Vivek Mushran, Manisha’s co-star in her debut film Saudagar, and actor Govinda’a wife Sunita were among those who attended.
The celebration included traditional Nepali music Panchai Bazaa and Nepali, Indian and continental dishes were served at the resort.
Actors Jackie Shroff and Govinda are also expected to attend the wedding reception that is slated to be held at Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza, in Kathmandu, tonight. Over 3,000 guests have been invited for the reception.
“Manisha will continue with her movie career even after the marriage,” said her father Prakash Koirala. “She will live in Nepal and will mostly devote time to Nepali films, which she has already begun by acting in Dharam opposite famous actor Rajesh Hamal,” he added.
Dahal is one of Nepal’s leading businessman and the two were seeing each other for over a year before they got married.