Riz Ahmed has now launched his new bride.
The actor, who revealed this week that he was secretly married, confirmed on an episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday that he was married to fiction writer Fatima Farheen Mirza.
Ahmed, 38, clarified that he was not trying to keep the marriage a secret.
“It’s strange, isn’t it? I guess it’s because we live in the social media age. If you don’t like megaphone about things like that, it’s a secret – but I never really know how much it is being shared, ”he said. Fallon “I like Matcha lattes, but that never happened. I’m not a secret matcha latte drinker. ”;
The duo met for the first time ‘randomly’ in a New York coffee shop while he was preparing to film “Sound of Metal,” where he played a heavy metal drummer who began to lose his grip. hear
“We were both sitting at the same table in the coffee shop where we were both writing,” he said. Come back and connect again. ”
He said meeting with Mirza at that time made the film even more special to him.
“It was evident that I met Fatima for the first time and met so many people in the deaf community who became friends. And there is something about the whole moment of the film that is life-changing, ”he said.
As for their secret wedding, Ahmed said they had kept anecdote because of the epidemic.
“Obviously, there is a special closeness and social distance. Hardly anyone was really there, ”he said.“ We do it in the backyard, which is good in many ways, and I think the best thing about it is that you don’t have 500 aunts to hug you, pinch your cheeks. Do not disrespect her aunt. “
He continued joking, “The Asian wedding is huge. You tend to have these people roam out of the woodwork, which I think is the imposter. They just smell the kebabs on the street and walk in. ”
Ahmed initially raised the news of his marriage on January 11 on Louis Theroux’s podcast “Grounded”, saying, “This is the first time I’ve ever spoken of it in an interview. So congratulations on this incredibly exciting scoop. ”
Mirza is best known for his novel A Place for Us.