Suniel Shetty REVEALS daughter Athiya and wife Mana’s reaction to his first meeting with KL Rahul
Suniel Shetty became a father-in-law this year as his daughter Athiya Shetty got married to cricketer KL Rahul. The proud father was left quite emotional on giving her daughter away. While he is so glad to have found a son in Rahul, recently he shared the interesting story of their first meeting.
Suniel Shetty and KL Rahul first meeting
During a recent appearance on The Kapil Sharma Show, Suniel opened up about Athiya and Rahul’s wedding. He also revealed the interesting details of his first meeting with Rahul. According to a report in Mid-Day, he 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.”
Athiya and Mana Shetty’s reaction on Suniel’s meeting with Rahul
What made it more exciting is that Suniel didn’t know about Rahul and Athiya till then. And the reaction of Athiya and Suniel’s wife Mana Shetty on the meeting, makes it all the more intriguing. He shared, “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.”
He added, “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.”
Athiya Shetty and KL Rahul wedding
Athiya and Rahul had been in a relationship for a long time. The couple even made it Insta official a while back and were often spotted together. On January 23, 2023, the couple finally tied the knot in an intimate traditional ceremony in Suniel’s Khandala farmhouse.
Suniel even penned a heartfelt note for Athiya and Rahul saying, “A hand to hold and a reason to believe because sometimes the right place is a person and the ingredients love and trust … congratulations and Godbless my bachchas.”