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Actress Shweta Tripathi set to wed rapper SlowCheeta

IANS  |  New Delhi 

What started out as a mid-air conversation five years ago is now culminating into a wedding for "Masaan" and "Haraamkhor" and aka SlowCheeta on June 29.

SlowCheeta, as he prefers to be called, is five years younger to Shweta, but the quips she looks younger at 32.

"We met because both of us were stepping in for other actors. So, from (Mumbai), we met in to perform and hardly spoke throughout. On our way back, we were seated next to each other. It was a 5 a.m. flight, so obviously the plan was to doze off. But we started talking and that was that," recounted as she broke the news of her wedding to IANS.

The proposal was rather romantic -- and much in tune to what both of them love -- theatre.

"He proposed at a place called Cuckoo Club, which is a performing place in He wanted to do it on stage because that's how we met -- for a play. He had told me he has a new play, so I went to see that... But it was the proposal," said

SlowCheeta, who has a tattoo of Shweta's name and stands tall at 6 ft, delivered a monologue in front of a full audience about the journey that has led to the new journey they are ready to take.

"They say you fall in love, and I fell hard, from about 36,000 feet! Up in the air, into her heart and she already had mine. Relations start from the ground upwards, mine started in the sky. We spoke about whales and the ocean and everything we know. She found me, and I found Nemo."

The wedding will take place in with "closest" family and friends in attendance.

Shweta -- daughter of Delhi's former Chief P.K. -- came to over a decade ago. And her aim was not to become a

It was her love for theatre since her childhood days that brought this of Fashion Technology alumnus closer to a world that she has now made a place for herself in.

Shweta has a theatre group which goes by the quirky name of AllMyTea Productions. Before her film journey, she featured as the lively in Disney channel's "Kya Mast Hai Life", did a couple of short and advertisements.

"Haraamkhor", the film in which Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays to her, was to be Shweta's debut feature film. But Neeraj Ghaywan's "Masaan", in which she essayed the innocent, poetry-loving, small town girl Shaalu, released first and brought her into notice.

Her upcoming project is the "Mirzapur", apart from feature "Gone Kesh" and "Cargo".

As for SlowCheeta, his latest song "Kripya dhaan de" from the film "High Jack" was launched last week. He was also one of the four rappers to have collaborated with Bollywood star Ranveer Singh for a single. This apart, he has two songs -- one with Papon -- for the feature film "Karwaan".

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 18:54 IST