A tale of two wedd ings

Saturday Star - - L U X U R Y - OMESHNIE NAIDOO

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.

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