It’s only very recently that the young actress Rima Kallingal fell in love with the director Ashique Abu. Refusing to toe the usual social norms they started living together for quite some time. Now, all of a sudden a new challenge came in their way in the form of religion. Recent gossips say their marriage cannot be solemnized unless Rima converts to Islam. But at a recent function in the presence of Ashique, Rima categorically denied having any intention to convert. She said there is no basis for such a news taking rounds.