There have been many weddings in Bollywood over the years, both on
and off-screen. Weddings are a reason to celebrate with friends and
family; they are colourful and lively affairs full of cultural and
From the North to the South, be they religious or sentimental, a wedding
affair close to one's heart. Moreover, no two weddings are exactly the
taking this opportunity, BollyCurry presents to you a variety of
has taken place in tinsel town.
Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia Dsouza had two very different wedding
functions - a church function and a traditional Maharashtrian function.
The events leading up to the church function were glitzy and glamorous,
but the white wedding itself was a little on the quiet side, just the
couple wanted it. The duo looked stunning in their attires. A posh lunch
then a big wedding reception followed up the private affair.
Esha Deol opted for a traditional South Indian wedding to Bharat
Takhtani at the Hare Rame Hare Krishna temple in Juhu. There were flowers,
chants and a live musical performance by South Indian women. The groom arrived
at the mandap in a chariot and the bride was gracefully carried in
a doli covered in flowers. The couple were married with the bride's
father giving her away in the kanyadan and Bharat tying the mangalsutra around
Shilpa Shetty married Raj Kundra in a Hindu ceremony, more
specifically, one of Bunt traditions. The couple exchanged the seven
traditional vows while circling the sacred fire in a villa in Khandala. The
function preceded with a number of parties, which started of with a sangeet and was thereafter followed by more parties, including a lavish wedding
reception. The functions were a multi-day event and was a relatively private
In what was hailed as the hottest Bollywood wedding of the time,
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan tied the knot in a traditional Vedic
ceremony. Both families are devout Hindus and so every ritual was preferred to
be traditionally done. The couple exchanged vows on the auspicious day of
Akshay Tritya, with the sindoor specifically brought down from Vindyachal, UP, famous
for its Durga temple, as a Virnasi priest conducted the ritual. Nothing was
left to chance and the affair was a lavish and colourful one, fit for the woman
hailed as one of the world's greatest beauties and the son of Bollywood's
In contrast, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor chose to marry in a
registry ceremony. It was a small affair with just family present at Saif Ali
Khan's residence in Bandra. This was followed by a Nikah ceremony the next day
at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and two wedding receptions. There was also a sangeet
held for friends and family.
Of course many other stars have chosen to get married in many other
ways - destination weddings, simple temple weddings to name a few. A wedding day is a special
day after all and their choices reflect their values. A small intimate
affair or a lavish fun one - all leading to one happy conclusion.
Writer: Aradhna K.
Editor(s): Fatima W. and Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Saraa K. and Shikha A.