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Athiya Shetty and KL Rahul tie knot in Khandala Image Credit: Twitter/ANI

It’s a joyous occasion for the Shetty household as actor Athiya Shetty and cricketer KL Rahul are now a married couple.

Athiya’s father Suniel Shetty and her brother Ahan Shetty greeted the media persons on Monday evening. They expressed happiness and announced the news of the successful wedding ceremony by distributing sweets to the paparazzi stationed outside their Khandala farmhouse where the festivities took place.

While talking about the wedding function, Suniel Shetty said, “Bahut acha raha...aur abhi phere bhi ho gaye, shaadi officially ho chuki hai, aur officially father-in-law bhi ban chuka hoon! [The ceremony was good and the marriage is now official and officially I am now a father-in-law]”

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Suniel Shetty and Ahan Shetty pose for photographers after Athiya and KL Rahul's wedding in Khandala on Monday, Jan 23, 2023. Image Credit: IANS

He added: “In-law ka chakkar agar hat jaye aur agar father hi rahu toh bhaut khoobsurat hai, kyunki who part main bhaut ache se nibhaata hoon. [I am a great father and if you remove the bit about in-law, I know I am a good father]”

When asked about the reception of the newly married couple, the elated father of the bride replied, “Definitely I think post IPL.”

For the wedding, both Suniel and Ahan looked dapper in traditional outfits. Suniel Shetty donned a traditional solid light pale brown coloured Dhoti layered with a long men’s necklace. Ahan, on the other hand, wore a white sherwani and looked extremely charming in it.

KL Rahul and Athiya dated for quite a few years before they decided to tie the knot on Monday. The actress was also seen with the cricketer on a few tours of Team India.

Athiya Shetty and KL Rahul
Image Credit: insta/ Athiya Shetty

The lovebirds made their relationship official the previous year as the Indian cricketer wished his ladylove on her birthday with a cute social media post featuring Athiya and himself.

Actors including Arjun Kapoor, Anshula Kapoor, and Tiger Shroff's sisters were seen arriving at the wedding venue.

Meanwhile, actors Ajay Devgn and more congratulated Suniel Shetty and his wife Maanya Shetty on their daughter's wedding day.