Glad that my parents moved on in life: Anarkali Marakkar on dad’s remarriage and mother's single life

Young actress Anarkali Marakkar has carved a niche for herself in the Malayalam cinema industry by playing some amazing roles on the big screen. Her unique personality and outspoken attitude has won her many fans on the social media platforms. She is someone who believes that one’s actions should justify what they speak. It was recently that Anarkali’s father and noted photographer Nizar Marakkar had tied the knot for a second time. Anarkali who had attended the wedding had posted the pictures of the ceremony on her Instagram page. These pictures soon became viral on the social media. She also introduced her father and his new bride, a native of Kannur, to her followers. The actress’ elder sister too had attended the wedding that had taken place in Kannur.

Parting ways was the best

“The comments that I have been receiving after posting the pictures are positive. However, our relatives are a bit unhappy. They think that I have abandoned my mother. For me, it is a very normal thing. My parents separated because they realized that it was not possible for them to continue as a married couple. Now, my father felt he needed someone in his life. We don’t believe that a person should have only one partner in life. Even my mother had wished for my father to get married again. My father was sixty when they got separated. During that time, my mother was a bit confused as she thought whether it was right to seek divorce at this age. But, they felt that parting ways was the best thing for both of them,” says Anarkali.

Not sad

Anarkali says she and her sister had wished that both their parents should move on in life. She vows she isn’t sad that her father has found another partner. “Had I been sad, I wouldn’t have shared those pictures. I wasn’t sad even when my parents decided to go their separate ways. I was 23 years old when they had taken the decision to separate. I was old enough to understand the situation. I don’t believe that you can exist only if your parents stay together,” notes the actress.

Seeking a bride

“Vappachi had openly discussed about his decision to remarry, with us. He was, however, a bit tensed about what we would say. We were really happy that he had found someone else. After the divorce, I had asked him whether he didn’t have any plans to tie the knot again. In fact, I and my sister had looked for a bride for him. We enquired in our friends’ circle too. My mother, meanwhile, prefers a single life. She has decided not to marry again,” says Anarkali.

“I and my sister had attended the wedding. It was a small and intimate ceremony. As children, all of us might have complained to our parents why they didn’t take us to their marriage. Now, I am happy that I could take part in my father’s wedding,” smiles Anarkali.

Actress Lali PM, who was seen in Kumbalangi nights, is Anarkali’s mother. She has an elder sister, Lakshmi.

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