Tamil filmmaker Velu Prabhakaran married actress Shirley Das, who had starred in the former's 2009 film Kadhal Kadhai. The couple exchanged rings in the presence of media.

60-year-old Velu and Shirley, 35 united in wedlock during the preview show of Velu Prabhakaran’s Oru Iyakkunarin Kadhal Diary at a theatre in Chennai. Shirley wore blood red sari with golden border paired up with simple gold jhumkas to go with the look. Whereas, Velu wore a simple white shirt and traditional South Indian outfit for the wedding. Shirley Das was Prabhakaran’s heroine in Kadhal Arangam and had grabbed headlines because of her nude and seminude scenes then. 


Velu Prabhakaran and Shirley Das exchange rings. Twitter


According to the reports, the couple claimed that they had been friends for 15 years before they decided to tie the knot. Reportedly, it was Shirley and Prabhakaran's wish to get hitched in the presence of the media, and that the couple will soon legally register their marriage.  We’re sure a lot of people are shocked by this sudden news.

Velu Prabhakaran is best known for his bold and controversial movies. He has directed films like Nalaya Manithan, Adhisaya Manithan, Uruvam, Puthiya Aatchi, Asuran, Rajali, Kadavul and Pathinaaru. 

About Oru Iyakkunarin Kaadhal Diary:
The film has been shot at various locations in India like Jaipur, Kodaikanal and Khajuraho. Velu Prabhakaran says that the film is about his experience as a director. In fact, he even plays the main lead in the film. It also stars Pon Swathi, and her bold scenes from the movie have gone viral on the Internet. Oru Iyakkunarin Kadhal Diary released in the theatres last week, amid a controversy over its adult content.