The latest topic of discussion doing rounds in Kollywood is whether or not Prabhudeva would succumb to pressure supposedly exerted by actress Nayantara’s family and close relatives and embrace Christianity prior to tying the nuptial knot with her.
Nayantara is a devout Catholic Christian whose actual name Diana Mariam Kurien was changed only when she entered films a few years back. The family is said to belong to a hardcore group within that sect. Members of the sect are said to be totally against their womenfolk indulging in entertaining arts such as cinema, theatre, etc.
Even Nayantara faced stiff opposition from her household, especially from her father, when she debuted in films. It was only when she became famous and made a name for herself as an actress of substance that the ‘opposition’ died down gradually. But for her mother’s initial support, she wouldn’t have become what she is today, it is said.
The actress’ parents and close relatives are said to be insisting that Prabhudeva should first shun Hinduism and embrace Christianity and become a full-fledged Christian prior to the marriage with Nayantara.
Baptism, the process of getting converted to Christianity, is likely to be a ‘thorn in the flesh’ for Prabhudeva who would hardly have foreseen such a situation when he loved Nayan at the cost of his legally married wife.