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Festivals are the best way to bond with our loved ones. From preparing and gorging mouth-watering delicacies to falling in the glory of the celebration, we love spending the day with our loved ones. Festivals not only strengthen the ties but also brings in a lot of luck and prosperity in one’s life. Rajinikanth’s daughter, Soundarya Rajinikanth celebrated the harvest festival, Pongal with much joy. The festival was even more special for her as it was her first Pongal after marriage with actor, Vishagan Vanangamudi. (Also Read: Salma Khan Hugging Grandson, Ahil Sharma As He Rests Peacefully On Her Is All About 'Nani Ka Pyaar')
The youngest daughter of Rajinikanth, Soundarya dotes on her father and has made him proud with her directorial debut film, Kochadaiiyaan in 2014. She has always stated that her father is her true inspiration and the one she runs up to during the difficult phases of her life. Although her previous marriage to Ashwin Ramkumar ended on a bitter note, she had found love again in the arms of actor, Vishagan Vanangamudi. The gorgeous Soundarya had gotten married to Vishagan on February 11, 2019, and the duo has been sharing adorable pictures with each other on their respective social media handles.
On January 15, 2020, Soundarya celebrated her first harvest festival, Pongal post her marriage to Vishagan. She first celebrated the festival with her husband and in-laws and later with her parents. Soundarya took to her Instagram handle and shared a picture from her Pongal celebration at her husband’s house. Along with the picture, she wrote, “Wishing you all a very happy Pongal... with my adorable Husband & absolutely amazing in-laws Vanaga appa and Usha amma pic with Thalaivar soon #HappyPongal.”
She later shared a family picture with husband, Vishagan, father, Rajinikanth and mother, Latha. Soundarya looked beautiful and twinned with her mother in a mustard yellow coloured kanjeevaram saree. She opted for a contrasting fuchsia coloured blouse with her saree and teamed her look with an elegant temple jewellery necklace and matching earrings. On the other hand, ‘thalaivar’, Rajinikanth donned a white mundu and matching shirt. Soundarya’s husband, Vishagan complemented her in a purple shirt and mundu. Along with the picture, she wrote, “#HappyPongal #blessed #Grateful.” (Also Read: Amit Sadh Confirms Being Single And Ready To Be Taken After Breakup With Ladylove, Annabel DaSilva)
Soundarya shares a very warm bond with her father, Rajinikanth. In yet another interview with The Times of India, she had talked about her childhood days and had stated, “We had a great childhood, even though my father was a really busy man shooting three shifts. My mother made sure we did not miss not having our father around and did not miss doing what children do at a particular age, for instance, going to Disneyland or Universal Studios. My mother came from an upper-middle-class Brahmin Iyengar family, while my father is a Maharashtrian, born and brought up in Karnataka. He had lost his mother when he was six and his father after my elder sister was born.”
On July 13, 2019, Soundarya had taken to her Instagram handle and had shared a throwback video of her father returning from Singapore to Chennai after curing his illness and the massive welcome he had received. She had captioned it as "A day we will forever remember, the day we returned with Appa to Chennai after his medical treatment in Singapore #13.7.11 8 years ago. You are truly Gods child Appa. To all those hearts who prayed and continue to pray for my father and my family, thank you. #Grateful #Forever #GodIsGreat".
In an interview with The Times Of India, Soundarya had shared her experience of directing her father in the movie, Kochadaiiyaan. She had opened up on the same and had stated, “I used to watch films in all languages, but was always a Rajinikanth fan. So, first and foremost, it was such a blessing directing him in my first film. I would say 'action' but even when the scene was over, I would not say 'cut' as I just wanted to continue seeing him perform. I would see rushes and start clapping in my room. It was awkward for him, with me as the director. My mom once asked me what I was shooting and I said, 'I am shooting a romantic scene with appa.' It was cute but awkward. I am extremely possessive and protective of him." (Also Read: Priyanka Chopra Jonas Finally Reveals The Moment When She Had Decided To Date Nick Jonas)
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