Actress Asin, who has worked in both the South Indian and Hindi film industries, is finally getting married to businessman Rahul Sharma, co-founder of Micromax.
According to a front-page Bombay Times exclusive, this has been in the works for a while and the actress had been waiting for her upcoming film All Is Well to get completed before putting the news out. The couple is yet to announce a wedding date.
"I am currently wrapping up all my professional commitments so that I can give more time to my personal life. I had anyways stopped signing new projects two years back itself," she told BT. It is being speculated that All Is Well might be Asin's last film; however, there has been no confirmation from the actress about this.
A file photo of Rahul Sharma, co-founder and CEO of Micromax, which is one of the most popular smartphone vendors in India.
The 29-year-old actress, whose first entry into Bollywood was via superhit Aamir Khan starrer Ghajini (2008), has been dating the 36-year-old entrepreneur for more than a year, although reports earlier this year suggested they had broken up. The first time the two were seen together in public was at Asin's birthday in October 2013. Sharma, one of the most successful young entrepreneurs in India, is the son of a school principal; a self-described "middle-class boy" who studied engineering in Nagpur and went on to become the CEO of what is now the tenth-largest smartphone vendor in the world.
The couple reportedly met a few years ago through superstar Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna, who were the first brand ambassadors of Micromax when the company launched its mobile phones in 2010. Asin starred opposite Kumar in Khiladi 786 (2012), which is when the two became fast friends.