Rayane, the daughter of actress Raadhika Sarathkumar from her second marriage has married her long time cricketer boyfriend Abhimanyu Mithun in Mahabalipuram on August 28. The wedding was attended by a large gathering of friends from the film, cricket and politics fraternity. Even though Rayane was born to a foreigner, the wedding was conducted as per traditional Hindu customs.
Both Rayane and Mithun met each other during an IPL match in 2015. They started to like each other and started to date. The couple was engaged in September 2015 and the marriage was scheduled to August 2016 to enable both of them to complete their career ambitions.
Popular personalities attended
In addition to popular political personalities from ruling and opposition parties, the wedding was attended by Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi, Chiyaan Vikram, Sivakarthikeyan, Sivaji Prabhu, Khushbu Sundar, Bharathiraaja, Mani Ratnam with his wife Suhasini Ratnam, K Bhagyaraj, Vairamuthu, Arjun Sarja, P Vasu, Shankar, Nikki Galrani, Vijay, Sripriya, Ambika and many others attended the wedding.
Naseer and Vishal – popular missing faces
From the Malayalam film circle, only Keerthy Suresh who is currently acting in Tamil films attended the wedding. Interestingly, Sarath Kumar’s arch rival Nasser and Vishal who are currently running Nadigar Sangam not attended the function.
Grand sangeet ceremony
The wedding celebrations also featured a grand sangeet ceremony, which was held on August 26. According to sources, many popular celebrities setting aside differences graced the pre-wedding event and entertained guests with their performances on Friday night.
Abhimanyu Mithun played for Karnataka in Ranji Trophy and has also been part of Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL. Meanwhile, Rayane, who is the daughter of the British national Richard Hardy, completed her graduation from Leeds. She is currently working for the production company of her mother.
Arun Vijay’s arrest following the marriage
Incidentally, Arun Vijay, son of popular actor Vijaya Kumar allegedly collided with a police vehicle on his return after attending the marriage function and was arrested. It seems that he was later let off due to political interference.