From dra­matic en­tries to sport­ing ‘kala chashma’, brides are tak­ing on the world with their swag

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Aditi Caroli

Grooms, stand back. A far cry from ‘coy’ and ‘de­mure’, the new age dul­hans are turn­ing the bridal eti­quette rule book on its head. Aesha Upad­hyay Vyas, a com­puter sci­ence pro­fes­sor from Ahmedabad ar­rived at her wed­ding hall on a bul­let ear­lier this year. An­other In­dian bride car­ried her hus­band on her shoul­ders on her D-day. Her video got a lot of shares on so­cial me­dia re­cently. Many un­in­hib­ited brides in the city are sport­ing sun­glasses on their wed­ding day. Brides are also team­ing their wed­ding lehenga with fun sneak­ers. “I’ll wear my lehenga with sneak­ers. It’ll be comfy and will also make a style state­ment,” says Ayushi Bin­dal, an IT pro­fes­sional who is get­ting mar­ried soon.

Bol­ly­wood too, is in love with the spunky bride. Ac­tor Ka­t­rina Kaif ’s dul­han avatar in the Kala Chashma track from Baar Baar Dekho and Diana Penty’s look in Happy Bhag Jayegi show­case the free-spir­ited, non-con­form­ist bride. The trend is mak­ing wed­ding plan­ners in the city think out of the box. “Brides want to make the most filmy en­tries into their wed­ding venue. Be it danc­ing at the baraat or singing dur­ing their en­try, brides now love to shake things up,” says Vishal Pun­jabi, founder, The Wed­ding Filmer.

Agrees Ab­hishek Kaushik, founder, De­signs By Ab­hishek: “Brides are now bindaas, bold and care­free. Once, a bride strolled into her wed­ding hall with burly body­guards, and she had an air­gun in her hand. We de­sign sets keep­ing such filmy en­tries in mind.”

Reema Bhat, owner, Wed­ding Twin­kles, says it’s to do with the mod­ern women’s de­sire to lib­er­ate her­self from so­cial pres­sures. “Brides are now in­de­pen­dent and out­spo­ken. They have deep-rooted In­dian val­ues, and they bal­ance it out with their quirk quo­tient. They are not the damsel in dis­tress. They tell us what they want, which helps us plan a dhamakedaar en­try,” says Bhat.


(L) Singer Akriti Kakkar shows off some lady swag on her D-day; (above and be­low) Delhi brides make a style state­ment


Ac­tor Ka­t­rina Kaif’s look in her up­com­ing film


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