Ace Kannada director Roopa Iyer, who hogged the limelight with the movie Mukha Puta (Cover Page), got engaged to Krazy Star fame music director Gautham Srivatsav on Thursday (June 19). Their engagement was held at Roopa's Banashankeri residence and it was a private affair, which was attended by close friends and family members. They will tie the nuptial knot on August 6, 2014.
The members of Roopa Iyer and Gautham Srivatsav families are known to each other from a long time. The director and the musician, who have worked together in the 2013 hit Kannada movie Chandra, were seeing each other from quite some time now. Both the families gave them green signal, when they came to know about their relationship. It is love-cum-arranged marriage for the couple.
Roopa Iyer's family reportedly held the engagement function at their Banashankeri residence in Bangalore on June 19. Vidwan Bashyam from Mysore conducted the rituals as per Hindu tradition. Both the families have planned to hold a grand wedding function for Roopa Iyer and Gautham Srivatsav in Bangalore on August 6. Later, the couple is expected to host a grand reception function for their colleagues in the Kannada film industry.
Roopa Iyer is a dancer, philosopher, columnist, actress, director and a good orator. She heads India Classical Arts. She has been involved with over a dozen movies from acting to direction, and has orchestrated, organized and performed in numerous musical and dance events in over tens of countries around the world to support HIV infected children through ICA.
In 2009, she has written story and screenplay and directed Kannada movie Mukha Puta or Cover Page, which is about HIV/AIDS affected kids and the importance of Love and freedom in their life. The movie has been screened at more than 10 international film festivals and won several national and international awards. Her last directorial venture Chandra, which was released in Kannada, Tamil and Telugu, has also received rave reviews from the film critics.