They married secretly a year ago. Now exactly a year later, filmmaker Faruk Kabir and his actress-wife Rukhsar are under fire for having kept family and friends in the dark about their marriage. Buckling under the pressure of outrage, the two have decided to host a belated wedding reception for all their friends and family.
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Says Faruk, "Only my sister and mother and her two close friends were present at the Nikaah. Rukhsar lost her beloved grandmother and then her mother before the marriage. And her father can't travel. So she had no real family at the wedding. I think we owe it to our close relatives friends and colleagues in the film industry to have them share in our moment of joy."
Faruk Kabir says he decided to reveal his secret marriage with actress Rukhsar on an impulse.
Says the director of Allah Ke Banday, "We got married on 23 March 2010 at a wedding that was only attended by my parents and sister. We didn't even invite any of our closest friends. She had some issues to resolve and we thought it would be best to wait. I was also embroiled in delays and financial crises while shooting Allah Ke Banday. She has been a part of my life for six years now. So everyone in the family knew about her existence in my life. We decided to make it public on an impulse. I just spoke about it on Facebook and it caught on."
Faruk's greatest joy and relief is the fact that his mother and wife get along like a house on fire.
"Fortunately no fire in the house at all. They are more like mother and daughter than daughter-in-law. I've suddenly become the outsider in our home. They spend all their time making plans from which I am excluded. They go shopping together and they don't even tell me," grumbles Faruk good naturedly. Faruk's sister Sonobar Kabir who is a singer-actress is also deeply bonded to Rukhsar.