MUMBAI: Even though Boman Irani had said he would ‘give away’ Dia Mirza, he was missing from her wedding
This actress-producer, who essayed the role of Boman Irani’s daughter in the 2006 Lage Raho Munnabhai, had made him promise that he would perform the customary kanyadaan ritual at her wedding. However, when she tied the knot with long-time fiance and business partner, Sahil Sangha in Delhi on October 18, Boman was missing in action.
An industry source clarifies that Farah Khan was shooting a song for the end credits sequence for Happy New Year, the entire star cast, which includes Boman Irani, was required to be present. “There was no way Boman could have missed Dia’s wedding. But Happy New Year is releasing this Friday and he had to be there for the end credits song along with his co-actors. Farah’s team is also travelling extensively to promote the film. A busy schedule is what compelled Boman to skip her wedding,” the source said.
While Boman remained unavailable for comment, Dia said: “Boman is and will be a part of us. He could not make it for a good reason, which Sahil and I respect. My mother doesn’t believe in kanyadaan and so, the pundit very progressively re-worded the entire process. I wasn’t really ‘given’ away.”