Bollywood actor Manisha Koirala married Nepali businessman Samrat Dahal in a traditional Nepali ceremony early Saturday morning after an elaborate engagement and mehendi ceremony that started on Friday. The 40-year-old was wedded to the 33-year-old entrepreneur at the picturesque Le Meridien resort in Kathmandu Saturday morning. Dahal, an MBA from Texas, comes from a non-filmi business family that is into education as well as leather goods.
Except Manisha’s first hero in Bollywood, Vivek Mushran and her friend and director Deepti Naval, there was not much of a Bollywood presence besides Sunita, who stood in proxy for her husband Govinda. There was also virtually no sign of the Nepali film industry that has impassively accepted her return almost after two decades.
Nepal’s bigwigs, including political heavyweights, are expected at the wedding feast on Sunday, to be held at the Soaltee Crowne Plaza hotel.
Manisha Koirala Marriage Photo Gallery