Suniel Shetty On His First Meeting With KL Rahul, He Told Athiya To Bond With South Indian Boys

The iconic actor, Suniel Shetty, opened up about his first-ever meeting with KL Rahul at the airport and shared that he was glad knowing that his daughter, Athiya chose a South Indian guy.


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Suniel Shetty On His First Meeting With KL Rahul, He Told Athiya To Bond With South Indian Boys

On January 23, 2023, Athiya Shetty and KL Rahul got married at the former’s father, Suniel Shetty’s Khandala bungalow. From the arrangements at the wedding to the couple’s respective outfits and adorable moments from the wedding ceremonies, everything was quite dreamy about Athiya and KL Rahul’s wedding. A lot of credit goes to both the families, who left no stone unturned to make their wedding the most memorable day of their lives.

Suniel Shetty on meeting KL Rahul for the first time

Just like every father in the world, Suniel Shetty was also right at the centre of the limelight during his daughter, Athiya Shetty’s wedding with KL Rahul. From greeting the paparazzi with folded hands and a sweet smile to making headlines for his crisp look, Suniel did everything to make his first child, Athiya’s wedding, a memory of a lifetime. However, as per a recent report, he opened up about his first-ever meeting with KL Rahul and added how his family reacted to it.

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According to a Mid-Day report, Suniel Shetty appeared on The Kapil Sharma Show as he was seen promoting India’s first MMA reality show, Kumite 1 Warrior Hunt. Suniel recalled his first-ever meeting with his son-in-law, KL Rahul, during his time on the show and shared how it went. The actor admitted that he met KL Rahul at the airport and was a huge fan of the cricketer. During their conversation at the airport, he learned that KL Rahul is also from Mangalore, which is Suniel’s hometown. The actor said:

"I had the pleasure of meeting Rahul first at an airport. I was thrilled to learn that he was from Mangalore, my hometown. I was a big fan of him and was happy to see that he was doing well."

Going further in his revelation, Suniel Shetty also shared the reactions of his wife, Mana Shetty and his daughter, Athiya Shetty to his meeting with KL Rahul. The actor admitted that when he reached home and told his wife and daughter about his meeting with the cricketer, they did not react and instead shared some looks. Later on the day, Suniel’s wife, Mana, informed him that their daughter, Athiya and KL Rahul were seeing each other. The revelation left Suniel both happy and surprised. Recalling the same, he said:

"When I came home and shared the news with Athiya and [wife] Mana, they didn’t say much; they just exchanged looks with each other. Later, Mana came to me and said that Athiya and Rahul [were on] talking terms."

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In the same interview, Suniel Shetty admitted that after knowing that his daughter, Athiya Shetty and KL Rahul were on talking terms, he was so much happy, and the reason behind it was the fulfilment of his wish to have a South Indian son-in-law. The doting father admitted that he had told his daughter quite early to bond with South Indian boys, and knowing that KL Rahul is from Mangalore made him super-happy. Opening up about the same, he said:

"I was surprised that Athiya had not mentioned it to me. [At the same time], I was happy as I always told Athiya to connect with south Indian boys. Rahul’s house in Mangalore [where his parents live] is only a few kilometres away from my birthplace [Mulki]. So, this was a happy coincidence."

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On the professional front, Suniel Shetty reportedly kick-started shooting his much-awaited film, Hera Pheri 3, alongside Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal and others.

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