5 Heart-Stealing Bollywood Shaadis of All Time

By on September 1, 2015

While the media tabloids go gaga over the announcement by Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor marrying the super gorgeous Katrina Kaif past whole week, we would like to take you on a journey of the new-age Bollywood couples who tied the knot in style. Even though some have been dating since ages while others didn’t see it coming! Here’s our list of five very new-age bollywood weddings who the plunge — not in reel life, but in real!

  1. Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor

While sister Karishma Kapoor was coming to terms with her ‘rocky marriage moments’, Kareena Kapoor made waves in the Indian Film Industry. Not only was Kareena being noticed for the ‘size zero’ figure she brought in as a trend, but also for the courtship moments the shutterbugs caught for five years, before Bebo tied the knot with the Nawab, Saif Ali Khan! It was on October 16, 2012, keeping the past way back and to be forgotten, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor around the holy fire took the seven rounds and pledged unison to one another. The pre-wedding gala was a royal bash, with family members from both sides attending the saga. The royal wedding concluded with two grand receptions in Delhi and Mumbai, the latter being a haven for starlet appearances mostly.

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  1. Mahesh Bhupati and Lara Dutta

After two long years of hiding-behind-the-scenes courtship, Ex- Miss Universe Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupati finally tied the knot on February 16, 2011. The tabloids called it a marriage of the entertainment world and the sports universe, denoting the unison of a beauty queen and a sports honcho. It was a private civil wedding held, with family members from both sides and the closest of friends invited to the couple’s unison at Bandra, Mumbai. Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupati headed to a beach resort in Goa for the sangeet thereafter on February 18th 2011 for the sangeet rituals. The Christian style wedding later happened on February 20th 2011, Taj Aguada was the venue encapsulating the stunning views of the wide ocean and the Victorian touches to the mise-en-scene around as the coupled exchanged vows and rings with two hundred guests witnessing the fairytale event!

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  1. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai

Larger than life and very grand, the marriage of a beauty queen (Ex Miss World) Aishwarya Rai with Bollywood heartthrob Abhishek Bachchan took the nation by its feet. Despite all the controversies (kundalis that didn’t match), the duo proclaimed their determination to marry each other and break all shackles too. After two years of intense courting, on April 20, 2007, Abhishek and Aishwarya finally tied the knot at ‘Jalsa’ – the abode of the Bacchan family. The saath pheras were conducted at a private air-conditioned venue; if the ordeal of stars not matching or ill-luck favouring the couple wasn’t all, sources from the media world had more meat to report – Jahnvi Kapoor’s suicidal saga outside the venue, claiming her rights over Junior B as her beau. Nevertheless, the doting couple had full faith in one another, and made their wedding the most successful one of the millennium, till date!

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  1. Ritiesh Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza

This one came as no surprise! After eight long years of relationship, Riteish and Genelia finally tied the knot on February 4, 2012, pledging their ‘soulmateship’ to one another at a larger-than-life Maharashtrian style wedding. At a five star hotel, the venue was very traditionally decorated and accompanied by famous ‘laavni’ dancers to grace the occasion. With the nagaada dancers and flute music bringing in the vibrancy around, the crowded baraat came in with the traditional dancers to swoop away the bride. The hullabaloo was very well-reported and spoken about by tabloids, as the couple finally said ‘I Do’ at a church culminating the final moments of the wedding in a Christian style!

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  1. Imran Khan and Avantika Malik

The couple pronounced ‘Qubool Hai’ on January 2011 after knowing and courting one another for ten whole years. The ceremony was very private and held at Imran’s uncles’ (Aamir Khan) place – a swanky bungalow in Pali Hill, Mumbai. Sangeet and mehendi preceded the wedding day, with appearances from the glitterati and the who’s who of the Bollywood industry being present. Ex-wife of Aamir Khan, Reena too was there to enjoy the saga and fanfare, and help out the family too. Imran however stole the thunder, driving away his bride in a classy Porsche; a perfect vidahi we say!

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Right from A-list celebrity guests, plenty of drama unfolding, treating guests to most exotic world cuisines, marvellous designer wear and utterly amazing venues, here’s out list of top 5 Bollywood Shaadis, which have become the centre of coffee-table conversations since the time they have happened!

About Shibani Nelson

Shibani Nelson is a veteran celebrity stylist who has an unequalled experience of over 20 years in the beauty industry.