Here are some amusing facts about Bollywood celeb marriages!
Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh’s marriage was a generous and huge affair in authentic Kapoor style with the celebrations lasting for nearly 20 days. It’s also said that both Rishi and Neetu experienced fainting spells on the marriage day owing to the huge crowd turned up for the festivities and the heavy outfits they wore.
No one can forget the much-hyped marriage of Bollywood actors Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai the most expensive and much-awaited marriage was rumored to have hired few choppers just to drop petals over the gathering that had an extensive guest list of over 5000 people.
Shilpa Shetty-Raj Kundra’s marriage was the most famous big fat Bollywood marriage in 2009. While Shilpa’s Swarovski crystal-embellished marriage outfit is said to have cost Rs 50 lakh, her marriage jewels are assessed to be worth Rs 3crore. That’s 35 million worth of bride! Another dose of trivia is that the Shetty–Kundra marriage cake was 9 rows and measured 80kgs.
The marriage invite of Vivek Oberoi and Priyanka Alva was lavish in itself. The invitation consisted of a jewel box which held a Mughal Ganjifaart, chocolates, a car pass, exclusive invitations to the different celebrations, routes to the venue from all five-star inns in Bangalore, essential data for outstation guests on whom to reach alighting in Bangalore, phone numbers, car details, accommodation details, etc. The invites were completely handcrafted and eco-friendly costing about 7000 Indian Rupees each.
Everyone seeks to give or receive the most novel gifts on the marriage day. One such novel gift was given by famous filmmaker Satyajit Ray to Sharmila Tagore when she wedded the famous cricketer and Nawab of Pataudi, Mansur AliKhan.
According to his biography, written by his wife, Sharmila got a 16 mm print of the feature film Apur Sansar starring her as her marriage present. His son, Sandip Ray had quite a backache after bringing so many cans of films.
Sunil Shetty’s marriage gift to his wife Mana was a BMW car with the words “’BMW ‘. BE MY WIFE.” inscribed on the back.
Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap and his actor date Kalki Koechlin tied the knot in April 2011 in Ooty where the marriage ritual took place under a 100-year old mango tree, the one that Kalki used to climb on, as a kid.
The guests attending the marriage of acclaimed Bollywood filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar and Renu Namboodri in 2003 had never received any printed marriage invite from the couple. Interestingly, Madhur beckoned everyone through phone calls and text messages and a few cases, with private invites.
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