Actor Urmila Matondkar got married to model Mohsin Akhtar Mir in a low-key ceremony in Mumbai on Thursday evening. The two met at designer Manish Malhotra’s niece Rridhi’s wedding in December 2014 and fell for each other. Reportedly, Mir, who hails from a Kashmir-based business family, is 10 years younger to the Rangeela actor.
While Urmila has done several films such as Judaai (1997) and Satya (1998), Mir has mostly done a few forgettable roles. He portrayed a male prostitute in filmmaker Saurabh Sengupta’s A Man’s World and had a small role in Zoya Akhtar’s Luck by Chance. However, Mir has done several reputable modelling assignments, including being an in-house model for designer Manish Malhotra, as well as walking the ramp for many leading designers. Mir is Mr India runner-up of 2007 and pursued modelling before turning to his Kashmiri embroidery business.
Mumbai tabloid DNA has quoted The Rangeela (1995) actor as saying, “We kept it an exclusive wedding with just family and friends at the celebration. Since our families wanted the wedding to be a low-key affair. We mutually decided to keep it private. We seek your blessings on embarking this new journey of our lives.” Designer Manish Malhotra was the only celebrity guest at the wedding. The wedding took place at the terrace of Urmila’s Mumbai house where a mandap was set up and the building looked festive with lots of lights. It was a Hindu wedding followed by a party. The couple will soon have a nikaah and a reception, that is expected to have people from Bollywood on the guestlist. A source informs that one day before the wedding, Mir moved into Urmila’s house. The wedding arrangements were taken care of by Urmila’s sister Mamta.
Urmila wore a red and pink bespoke lehnga from designer Manish Malhotra’s Regal Threads benaras collection, his ode to the ‘Make in India’ movement.
Speaking to HT about the wedding, Malhotra said: “Urmila is a dear friend and I’m so happy for her. She met Mir Mohsin at my niece Rridhi’s wedding in Mumbai in December 2014 and they just hit it off. He used to be a model long back but now does the business of Kashmiri embroidery.”
“He’s a simple guy from Kashmir, now settled in Mumbai. The wedding was a really private affair and I was the only one from the film industry over there. Urmila made a beautiful bride. She wore a red and pink bespoke lehnga from my Regal Threads benaras collection, which is my ode to the ‘Make in India’ movement. She looked so happy and I hope this happiness lasts forever. “