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Nithiin postpones his wedding, cancels birthday celebrations due to lockdown

Nithiin got engaged to his long-time girlfriend Shalini Kandukuri in February and the wedding was scheduled to take place on 16 April.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actor Nithiin has postponed his wedding, which was scheduled to take place on 16 April following the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The actor, who turns 37 today, has also cancelled his birthday celebrations and requested his fans not to celebrate.

In February, Nithiin got engaged to long-time girlfriend Shalini Kandukuri at a private ceremony in Hyderabad. 

 “I have decided not to celebrate my birthday on 30 March, and I also urge that no one should celebrate it anywhere. And not only that, I have postponed my marriage, which was supposed to take place on 16 April due to the lockdown. Now we all need to unite and fight the spread of coronavirus. And at this time, staying at home with our family is the best thing we can do for our country,” the actor said in a statement.

Last seen on screen in Telugu romantic comedy Bheeshma (2020), which was a blockbuster, Nithiin’s next release will be Rang De (2020), which is scheduled to hit the screens in May. Rang De, which has music by Devi Sri Prasad, marks the maiden collaboration between Nithiin and Keerthy Suresh.

Meanwhile, the actor will soon star in the yet-untitled Telugu remake of the Hindi hit, Andhadhun (2018). Merlapaka Gandhi, known for helming films such as Venkatadri Express (2013) and Express Raja (2016), will direct the remake. The project recently went on the floors. Nithiin has also signed a yet-untitled Telugu project with filmmaker Chandrasekhar Yeleti.