Newly married actor Nayanthara and her husband Vignesh Shivan got caught up in controversy during their visit to Tirupathi temple in Tirupathi. After a fairytale wedding in Mahabalipuram on Thursday, The pair visited Tirupathi temple on Friday participate in the Kalyanatsavam of Lord Venkateswara. In the photos that have now gone viral on the internet, Nayanthara was seen walking in the premises of the shrine with her footwear on, which is not in compliance with Temple’s rules.
As per the Chief Vigilance Security officer, Tirumala Tirupati Desvasthanam Board, Narasimha Kishore, Nayanthara walked with footwear and also did a photo shoot at the temple premises which is against the rules. He reportedly quoted saying, “She is seen roaming with footwear in Mada Streets. Our security immediately reacted. We have also noticed on CCTV that they did a photoshoot there. We are serving notices to Nayanatara. We have also spoken to her and she wanted to release a video to press apologising to Lord Balaji, TTD and pilgrims. However, we are going to serve notices to her.”
However, Vignesh Shivan has now come up with an apology and sent an apology letter to the Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam board. “After the wedding, we went straight to Tirupati temple without even going home and attended the wedding ceremony of Ezhumalayan. After that, a lot of people came out of the temple and surrounded us. So we left there and after a while, we came back in front of the Ezhumalayan temple. We quickly finished the photo shoot and decided to get out of there as the fans would surround us if they saw us. In the ensuing commotion, we failed to notice that we were walking with shoes in the area where it was forbidden to wear shoes. We apologise for the inconvenience. We have been to Tirupati five times in the last month with the desire to get married in Tirupati. Due to various reasons, it was not possible to hold our wedding at Tirupati temple.”
Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan tied the knot on June 9 after dating for almost six years.