A tale of two wedd ings
ONE INTENSELY private and the other unashamedly public, the weddings of two of Bollywood’s biggest stars, mere weeks apart, have cast both relationships and ceremonies into a comparative global gaze.
Deepika Padukone married Ranveer Singh in a traditional Konkani ceremony on November 14 and a Sindhi Anand Karaj ceremony at Villa Del Balbianello on Lake Como, Italy, on November 15.
Only close friends and family attended the gold-andivory-themed ceremony and only a few pictures were shared on social media.
Padukone, 32, is one of India’s highest-paid actresses and is among Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2018. Singh, 33, has been on Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2012.
The pair reached critical acclaim cast opposite each other in Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ramleela and Bajirao Mastani. Also in Bajirao Mastani was Priyanka Chopra. Chopra, 36, a former Miss World, married Disney star Nick Jonas, 26, at the Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace on December 1.
That both actresses are Bollywood A-listers who have made forays into Hollywood – Deepika featured alongside Vin Diesel in XXX the Return of Xander Cage and Priyanka stars in the TV Show Quantico – and have famous husbands are the obvious reasons why their nuptials garnered worldwide attention.
The global gush is also to do with the beauty, success and wealth of these women, who are as close to the notion of Indian royalty as it comes.
Because of them, the world is suddenly talking about “mehndi” (henna) ceremonies and “roka” (engagement) and has become enraptured by the gaudy, grandiose and glamorous Indian wedding.
Deepveer, as they’re referred to in the press, opted for a dignified and intimate affair to mark a relationship that blossomed over about 6 years.
Bollywood darlings Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone hosted three reception parties in India. They are pictured above looking regal in ivory and gold. Deepika’s outfit is by Abu Jani-sandeep Khosla. She also wore a stunning red Zuhair Murad gown.