Manisha Koirala, grand daughter of Nepal’s first elected Prime Minister Bishweshwor Prasad Koirala, got married to her beau Samrat Dahal, 34, on Friday ,18th June.
The wedding took place in traditional Nepali style in Khatmandu. Dressed in a yellow saree, Manisha garlanded Samrat and exchanged wedding rings as priests recited Vedic mantras in the presence of her father Prakash Koirala and mother Sushma.
She started her acting career with Nepali film Pheri Bhetaula in 1989. Gradually she became one of Bollywood’s favourite in the early 1990s. Some of her popular films are Saudagar, 1942: a love story, Bombay, Akele hum akele tum, Agnishakshi and others.
Bollywood celebrities who attended the wedding were actress Suman Rajnathan, Manisha’s co-star in her debut film Saudagar Vivek Mushram and Govinda’a wife Sunita.
The main ceremony will be on Saturday, when the bride will go to the groom’s house after performing rituals according to Hindu tradition.
President Dr Ram Baran Yadav, Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, Maoist chief Prachanda and former King Gyanendra are expected to attend Sunday’s grand dinner party in which some 3,000 guests have been invited.
Jackey Shroff and Govinda are also expected to attend the wedding reception to be held at Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza on Sunday.
Once back from their honeymoon she will host a reception party for her bollywood collegues in India.
She will not give up her acting career, but will devote time in Nepali film, which she has already begun by acting in Dharam opposite famous actor Rajesh Hamal.