Actress Amala Paul and her beau director AL Vijay had a much publicised engagement on June 7 at a church in Ernakulam and the photos of the couple afterwards sporting their rings and such spread online amidst excited fans – but now the father of Amala Paul, Paul Varghese, has denied that his daughter is actually ‘engaged’!!
Amala Paul’s father denies her engagement? Yes, Mr. Varghese has sent an official letter to the Archdiocese of Ernakulam and Varappuzha, explaining the matter and he says that what happened was a simple prayer offering by his daughter and her would be groom, and not an official and religiously binding ‘engagement’!
The issue became apparent when several church going folks in the state, it seems , felt that the ceremony which happened on Saturday at the Ettekkara St Jude’s Church, Aluva, was problematic and it hurt their religious sentiments as it was against the tenets of Christianity – the groom being a Hindu.
The father of the bride has now made it clear in his letter that his daughter, though she is marrying a Hindu in a ritualistic Hindu wedding ceremony, is still very much attached to this church and that was the main reason behind her wanting to offer a prayer to the Lord with her groom to be and family and loved ones.
Though it now begs the question – why didn’t the family of Amala make this clear when it was publicised ages ago through the media that the ceremony on June 7 was a betrothal, in fact several opportunities must have come and gone to settle this matter in the minds of the public and other concerned parties – especially given that both Amala and Vijay gave a press conference on their upcoming nuptials!
And if the couple weren’t in fact engaged then, when did it take place – since the wedding’s tomorrow in Chennai on June 12!
Anyways, let’s focus on what’s important as we must and wish the couple a very joyous day tomorrow when they actually do tie the knot – officially!
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