All about new­ly­weds Deepika Padukone-ran­veer Singh and how they changed land­scapes of Bol­ly­wood nup­tials.

3 things that #Deep­veer wed­ding re­veals about the chang­ing land­scapes of Bol­ly­wood nup­tials

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Speak­ing to an In­dian mag­a­zine ahead of her Novem­ber wed­ding in Italy’s Lake Como, Deepika Padukone re­vealed how mar­riage has al­ways been on her mind. Blush­ing, she said, “Mar­riage is def­i­nitely some­thing I have looked for­ward to in my life as would any other girl. When it does hap­pen, it will be ex­cit­ing, it should be ex­cit­ing.” Ex­cite­ment is an un­der­state­ment. As the Pad­maa­vat star mar­ried long-time boyfriend Ran­veer Singh in largely pri­vate cer­e­monies on Novem­ber 14-15 in Villa del Bal­bianello, an 18th cen­tury cas­tle in Lake Como, it quickly be­came clear that the whole of In­dia — and else­where — was look­ing for­ward to the

#Deep­veer wed­ding more than the cou­ple them­selves!

One of the big­gest wed­dings in a year full of high-pro­file nup­tials, from Vi­rat Kohli-anushka Sharma and Sonam Kapooranand Ahuja to Neha Dhu­pia-an­gad Bedi, the #Deep­veer union was billed as no less than a royal wed­ding. Yet, what sur­prised fans and celeb-watch­ers was the ex­tra mile that the cou­ple, walked to keep their wed­ding a strictly pri­vate af­fair. Hours af­ter the wed­ding, no pic­tures were leaked and a rav­en­ous me­dia faced a rare co­nun­drum.

The wait was killing. And fi­nally, the cou­ple them­selves posted a happy wed­ding pic­ture and shared more pics later. What the #Deep­veer mat­ri­mony re­veals, as con­sol­i­dated by top Bol­ly­wood cou­ples be­fore them, is that the small, in­ti­mate wed­ding has now re­placed the big, fat In­dian wed­ding.

IN­TI­MATE AND PRI­VATE

It may be fool­ish to think that stars in to­day’s me­dia-sat­u­rated time can keep any­thing, let alone their wed­ding, a se­cret. Yet, most stars like to keep their per­sonal lives pri­vate. But some go to un­imag­in­able lengths pro­tect­ing their spe­cial days. In that re­gard, #Deep­veer man­aged to keep it guarded, though as we have said ear­lier, they couldn’t stop the pub­lic hys­te­ria back in In­dia. Re­ports sug­gested that Deepika and Ran­veer had been plan­ning the fes­tiv­i­ties for months. Some­where they must have known that their wed­ding would be­come a the­atre for fans back home. #Deep­veer’s re­cep­tions for fam­ily and friends in In­dia in Novem­ber more than made for all the pomp and pageantry that was miss­ing in the Lake Como cel­e­bra­tions. Gone are the days when a Bol­ly­wood wed­ding was a huge af­fair. Who can for­get the Bachchan wed­ding more than a decade ago that was the talk of the town for its grandeur? To­day, it’s quick and In­sta­gram-friendly. As a pho­tog­ra­pher told Masala! on con­di­tion of anonymity, “#Deep­veer wed­ding is a Bhansali mu­si­cal, mi­nus the three-hour tor­ture.”

THE ITAL­IAN GET­AWAY

“The first time I met Anushka (Sharma),

HERE ARE THREE THINGS WE HAVE LEARNT FROM THE #DEEP­VEER WED­DING.

I couldn’t even say Anushka to her face. I kept say­ing, ‘bride, bride.’ She was like, ‘What’s wrong with you.’ I was like, ‘We have con­di­tioned our­selves not to take your name.’ We have to, have to, keep it a se­cret,” Anushka Sharma’s wed­ding plan­ner told BBC, in re­sponse to a ques­tion about how tough it is to keep a celeb wed­ding pri­vate. The rea­son why In­dian celebs get mar­ried away from Mum­bai or Delhi is to feel real about them­selves. For­ever un­der me­dia sur­veil­lance, a small des­ti­na­tion wed­ding is a huge form of es­cape. “They want to feel the im­por­tance of their own wed­ding. If it hap­pens in their own back­yard they know that they will be up­staged by other Bol­ly­wood big­gies. Also, abroad, they have no pres­sure to in­vite ev­ery­one. They can be free and them­selves,” says a stylist to Bol­ly­wood stars. Cue — Italy. The Ital­ian coun­try­side pro­vides stars with the much­needed re­lief from lime­light. Rani Muk­er­jia­ditya Cho­pra se­cretly tied the knot in Italy way back in 2014. So did Vi­rat Kohli and Anushka Sharma. “Bol­ly­wood celebs fall in love with our coun­try­side vil­lages so rich in tra­di­tions. Our unique and vivid cities are made even more pre­cious by the warmth and wel­com­ing smiles of the lo­cals and our moun­tains, so sim­i­lar to the Hi­malayan range. So, who doesn’t want to cel­e­brate one of the best days in life in such a heav­enly sce­nario?” the Ital­ian PM Giuseppe Conte told In­dia To­day mag­a­zine.

KEEP­ING IT REAL

Usu­ally heroic on screen, stars like to be real at their wed­dings. The #Deep­veer and

#Virushka wed­ding pic­tures proved that they don’t want to miss out on fun at their own wed­ding. “So­cial me­dia has be­come a big critic,” as Sabyasachi Mukher­jee, who styled the en­tire #Deep­veer wed­ding, said re­cently. “Why are we mak­ing fash­ion an un­kind busi­ness? We are all hu­man be­ings.” Deepika her­self was once asked to pick be­tween a dress and sari for her wed­ding. “Sari,” she replied, in­stantly.

THE GOLDEN COU­PLE

AT THE ANAND KARAJ CER­E­MONY

THE KONKANI WED­DING

THE FUN SIDE

FEEL­ING SHY?

THE TRA­DI­TIONAL BRIDE

SHAR­ING A SWEET MO­MENT

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