Wed­ding Bells In Bol­ly­wood!

Af­ter Ran­veer-Deepika wed­ding, the Tin­sel Town fans are ea­gerly wait­ing for the fi­nal hitch of their beloved glam dolls Priyanka Cho­pra, Sush­mita Sen and Malaika Arora

The Day After - - CONTENTS - By DANFES

“The pic­tures are out” said the mes­sages. Bol­ly­wood makes even the most hard­ened cu­ri­ous, and like count­less In­di­ans, what I thought looked like a San­jay Leela Bhansali re­boot ini­tially turned out to be the real deal. Mainly be­cause the stars bizarrely (over) dressed the part. Deepika is a nat­u­ral beauty and her Konkani wed­ding pic­tures did jus­tice to the famed South In­dian sim­plic­ity. What the Twit­terati couldn’t di­gest though was Ran­veer look­ing so sober, trig­ger­ing off some hi­lar­i­ous memes!

The less-is-more creed was not re­peated for the sec­ond set of rit­u­als or maybe it’s just the North In­dian vibe tak­ing over. The red and the gold was over­whelm­ing, the match­ing jodi look seemed a bit over the top, even cringe-wor­thy. Sabyasachi Muk­er­jee is one of our finest de­sign­ers to­day, no one comes close to his tal­ent of recre­at­ing the tra­di­tional In­dian magic with­out the hideous, fu­sion look that many other top de­sign­ers have fallen prey to. Yet, even mas­ters who de­sign for the pret­ti­est can get jaded. Some­times, in­spi­ra­tion needs some­thing off the beaten glam­orous track, it’s not just about in­scrib­ing a du­patta.

And ap­par­ently you can have all the tat­toos you want and pro­claim on telly talk shows that when you first spot a man, it’s the un­men­tion­able that you no­tice (Deepika said it, I didn’t) - but for shaadi, it’s all tra­di­tional. So when she re­turned home from Lake Como - the pho­tos from there sug­gested why bother, it could have been a tra­di­tional desi wed­ding any­where nice - she re­turned with the giant scoop of sin­door and huge jhumkaas and enough fin­ery to deck out a bridal salon. The ‘we’re back” out­fit was Sabyasachi once again. Ran­veer’s jacket had mo­tifs of ele­phants (that’s orig­i­nal). But hey, at least they looked happy. Go big or go home, ap­par­ently.

What was spe­cial — their ges­ture of do­nat­ing all gifts to char­ity.

Now imag­ine the pres­sure on Priyanka Cho­pra when she gets mar­ried in Ra­jasthan in the very near fu­ture! Chances are she is ca­pa­ble of a whole lot, given her bach­e­lorette gigs across the globe. Hope­fully, though the jewels won’t be spon­sored for the real event! Let’s keep some stuff real, maybe?

In to­day’s as­pi­ra­tional In­dia, where do wed­dings like these fit? On one hand, there is the dis­dain of the dou­ble-in­come-earn­ing mid­dle-class which con­sid­ers such ex­trav­a­gance a waste; it ad­mires a Sabyasachi on the pages of a mag­a­zine, but will will­ingly never spend so much. And for this In­dia, Goa will do just fine for des­ti­na­tion wed­dings.

But it’s still glued, I guess, to the OTT splen­dour that Bol­ly­wood stars de­liver with their wed­dings, pro­duced like their movies, with full screen drama. Doesn’t cost to look, af­ter all. So turn your at­ten­tion to Umaid Bhawan and PeeCee’s out­fit (also Sabyasachi, ap­par­ently); she’ll top that with Ralph Lau­ren cou­ture for the fi­rang cer­e­mony.

Pre­pare to be im­pressed — be­cause ap­par­ently that’s what it’s all about.

But, it seems the Bol­ly­wood is go­ing through the wed­ding sea­son. Af­ter Ran­veer and Deepika, if the b-town is wait­ing for Nick Jonas and Priyanka Cho­pra’s wed­ding. There is another wed­ding knock­ing the doors of Sush­mita Sen. The 42-year-old Bol­ly­wood ac­tress, Sush­mita Sen is on cloud nine these days. She is mak­ing it to the head­lines of Page 3 ev­ery now and then, owing to her al­leged love in­ter­est, the 27-year-old model, Rohman Shawl. Af­ter meet­ing at a fash­ion gala last year, the cou­ple hit off in­stantly, and to­day they are seen mak­ing pub­lic ap­pear­ances ev­ery­where. Sush­mita and Rohman were dat­ing for two months af­ter they met at a fash­ion gala and en­joy a good equa­tion.

The duo has even dis­cussed the idea of mar­riage and if things go as planned, they will take their mar­i­tal vows next year. If the re­ports are to be be­lieved, Sush­mita and Rohman would tie the knot in the win­ter wed­ding sea­son next year.

In fact, there is one more wed­ding that the Bol­ly­wood is wait­ing with crossed fin­gers. As per the re­ports, af­ter divorc­ing with Ar­baz Khan, Malaika Arora is get­ting mar­ried with her al­leged boyfriend Ar­jun Kapoor in April 2019. Ru­mour has it that Ar­jun Kapoor and Malaika Arora are all set to take their re­la­tion­ship to the saath pheras in April 2019. The two have been send­ing pa­parazzi into a tizzy with their out­ings, so­cial me­dia PDA and pub­lic ap­pear­ances. On his chat show, Karan Johar hinted that Malaika would be walk­ing down the aisle soon. Ap­par­ently, a party was hosted for the cou­ple as well.

There has been much buzz about the two for a while now. In Au­gust, the two sat next to each other as they cheered for the mod­els strut­ting down the run­way at the Lakme Fash­ion Week. Ar­jun’s cousins Jan­hvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor also en­joyed the show with them.

Ac­cord­ing to the grapevine, Ar­jun and Malaika have been in a re­la­tion­ship for sev­eral years now. In fact, when Malaika and Ar­baaz Khan an­nounced their de­ci­sion to sep­a­rate, fin­gers were pointed at Ar­jun. How­ever, they in­sisted that they did not part ways “be­cause of a third ran­dom per­son”. So, it’s wed­ding bells in B-town!

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