Dia Mirza and Vaibhav Rekhi’s wedding solemnized by a priestess; netizens hail the actress for being a true feminist

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There are a very few celebs in B-town who walk the talk. Actress and former beauty Queen Dia Mirza is one of them. The Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein actress married Mumbai based businessman Vaibhav Rekhi on February 15. The couple exchanged the wedding vows in the presence of their family and a few close friends. While the actress kept the news of her marriage under wraps, but much to the delight of her fans she did share some mesmerising pictures from her intimate wedding.

Setting an example for everyone out there, Dia had a priestess solemnize her wedding to Vaibhav. When the actress posted pictures from her wedding, everyone couldn’t help but notice how the rituals were performed by a female priest. Netizens hailed the Thappad actress for showing the world what true feminism looks like.

Dia took to her Twitter handle to thank the priestess for conducting her wedding to beau Vaibhav. Expressing her gratitude, Dia wrote, Thank You Sheela Atta for conducting our wedding ceremony. So proud that together we can #RiseUp #GenerationEquality(sic).”

Yesterday, while sharing another picture from her wedding, the Lage Raho Munna Bhai actress had posted, Love is a full-circle that we call home. And what a miracle it is to hear its knock, open the door and be found by it. Sharing this moment of completion and joy with you..my extended family. May all puzzles find their missing pieces, may all hearts heal and may the miracle of love continue to unfold all around us ❤️🙏🏻 #ThankYouPreeta #SunsetKeDiVaNe (sic).”


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Netizens not only marvelled at the elegance of Dia’s wedding but also hailed the fact that she chose to have a female priest conduct the ceremony. This is perhaps the first time when we saw a B-town celebs’ marriage being solemnized by a priestess.

Hailing the actress’ decision, one of the users commented, “Priestess 🙌🙌…living feminism in true sense 😍😍” Whereas another user commented, “So nice to see a woman officiating the wedding.


Dia’s father, Frank Handrich was a German and her mother Deepa is a Bengali Hindu. After her separation from Frank, Deepa married Ahmed Mirza. Dia adopted her step-father’s surname. The actress is the perfect example of secularism. And she is also known for supporting Humanitarian and environmental causes. Now by having a woman officiate her second wedding, the Sanju actress stood up for gender equality. And we just can’t thank her enough for showing how a celeb can use their star status to set the right example. 

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