Mumbai: Secret weddings are the flavour of the season as Urmila Matondkar tied the knot with Mir Mohsin Akhtar in a private ceremony yesterday. The wedding was solemnised as per Hindu rituals at Urmila’s residence.
Without divulging details, Urmila released a statement which read, “We kept it a exclusive wedding with just family and friends at the celebration. Since our families wanted the wedding to be a low key affair we mutually decided to keep it private. We seek your blessings on embarking this new journey of our lives."
As soon as the news was out, several friends from film industry wished her a happy married life including her former flame and director Ram Gopal Varma.
Ram congratulated her and wished her a very 'rangeela' married life. Moreover, he also emphasized that she was indeed the most beautiful woman he had ever worked with. He wrote-
Extremely happy to hear news about the most beautiful actress I ever worked with ..I wish from heart that her life wil b "Rangeela" forever— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) March 3, 2016
The 42-year-old actress had worked in RGV’s ‘Rangeela’, ‘Satya’, ‘Bhoot’, ‘Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya', 'Daud', 'Jungle', 'Kaun' to name a few.
In his book 'Guns and Thighs: The Story of My Life', Ram wrote about Urmila in a chapter titled 'The Women in My Filmy Life' .
He wrote, "Post coming into films, the first girl to have an impact on me was Urmila Matondkar. I was mesmerised by Urmila's beauty -- from her face to her figure... everything about her was just divine. She had done a few films before Rangeela, which hadn't done well and she hadn't made much of an impact on the audience either.
Then, after Rangeela, she became the nation's sex symbol. That doesn't mean it was I who made her look beautiful. I would say that she was a painting and I simply framed her.
Apart from the frame, for a painting to be truly relished, it also needs the right place for it to be displayed in, and that place was Rangeela.
One of my primary motives in making Rangeela was to capture Urmila's beauty eternally on camera and to make it a benchmark for sex symbols. I would say that I have never felt more of a cinematic high than when I watched her through my camera on the sets of Rangeela.
I don't know how this may sound, but my biggest problem with Urmila on a personal front was that I just couldn't accept her being an ordinary human being."