It was just a few months back that Mollywood director Aashiq Abu and actress Rima Kallingal went public with their two-year-old relationship.
Ever since, speculations were rife about their marriage. However, the duo kept the public guessing. But now, putting an end to all the speculations, Aashiq has announced the big news during an interview to a television channel.
When we contacted the director, he confirmed the news and said, "Rima and I are getting married next month. But we haven't decided the date. It is likely to take place in the first week of November."
He also said that, since both of them come from different religious backgrounds, their wedding will not be a religious do. "That's all I can tell you now. We are still chalking out plans," he said.
The religious differences between the couple are currently a hot topic of discussion on social networking forums, with many voicing their protest and even suggesting that Rima embrace Islam to get married to her director beau. However, the actress slammed all the reports of her converting to Islam and said she and Aashiq will continue to follow their respective beliefs and professions after the marriage as well.
Aashiq had earlier mentioned that though the duo had known each other before 22 Female Kottayam, it was during the shoot of the movie that their friendship blossomed into love. Interestingly, Aashiq's blockbuster movie, which proved to be a major turning point in Rima's career, was announced and launched on November 1, 2011. Now, that has got us wondering if November is a lucky month for the couple and whether they deliberately zeroed in on the month for another remarkable turning point in their lives.