Chennai, Sept 3 : Superstar Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya wed entrepreneur Ashwin Ramkumar in a star-studded ceremony here on Friday, with politicians to film stars blessing the young couple.
The wedding took place at the Rani Meyyammani Hall, where a special 'mandapam' was decorated in muted gold colour and rows of white flowers to lend an air of traditional grandeur to the occasion.

The second daughter of the southern superstar, Soundarya was dressed in a traditional red saree with temple jewelery as she got married to her Stanford graduate husband in Tamil Brahmin tradition.

Clad in a simple dhoti and shirt Rajinikanth and his wife Lata received the guests, which included who's who of the political as well as entertainment arena.

Union Home minister P Chidambaram arrived with his family as did Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi and MDMK general secretary Vaiko.

Veteran director K Balachander, music director Mani Ratnam, actor Suhasini, poet Vairamuthu, singer P Susheela, actors Sivakumar and Prabhu were also among those present.

Rajinikanth, in a message to his fans, asked their blessings for the couple and said that though he wanted to invite them all, space constraints and logistical problems prevented him from doing so.

The formal engagement took place on Thursday and a reception on the occasion was attended by actor Sridevi and her producer husband Boney Kapoor, the star couple Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan and Union minister Alagiri.

Former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa is likely to miss the reception as she is out of station on party works.

(Posted on 03 September 2010, 1685698655 3O231O217O107)