Mumbai : Chak De India star Sagarika Ghatge and Indian cricketer Zaheer Khan have tied the knot in a private ceremony. The couple had a registered marriage on Thursday.
The first pictures after their wedding have gone viral on social media with fans and followers pouring their blessings and best wishes for the duo. While Sagarika donned a beautiful red saree, Zaheer chose a peach kurta pyjama for the wedding. Their friend Anjana Sharma shared the photographs on her Instagram account.
The newlywed couple, who met through a common friend, got engaged in April this year, reported ANI. A few weeks before the wedding, Sagarika Ghatge, known for her role as a hockey player who was dating a cricketer in Chak De! India, told IANS that there's an irony in the whole plot, and says planning a wedding is exciting but stressful too.
"Like everybody who is getting married, I think there is always stress, yet there is a lot of excitement because it's a wedding that you are planning. So, we have all those emotions going on right now," said Sagarika.
The actress, who inaugurated the flagship store of Inc. 5, a footwear brand, said that they will hold a reception on November 27.
Talking about her relationship and the connection with the Chak De! India role, she said: "When I think of it, there is an irony in that, but it's definitely not planned. I don't know how to look back at it, but we can definitely call it ironic.
"More than me, a lot of people think of it like, 'Oh my God, she is actually marrying a cricketer because she dated a cricketer'. But that was a movie, this is my real life. So, I don't know how I can associate both."
Sagarika says she got associated with Inc. 5 due to Zaheer, who announced his retirement from international and first-class cricket two years back as the country's fourth-highest wicket-taker across formats.