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 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!