To say that we Indians love the wedding season and all things around that, is just an understatement. I mean, what’s not to love? There is a lot happening when it comes to Indian Weddings, there is Love, there’s Comedy- with all the fun rituals, games (and goof-ups!), there’s some solid Action on the dance floor, there is Drama with the nakhras of all the aunties and uncles, the Suspense of the “Joota Chupai” ceremony and finally the Tears at vidai… All the makings of a good, wholesome family blockbuster! Isn’t it?
So what happens when you mix the Big-Fat-Indian-wedding with the new ultimate power couple of Bollywood? The biggest, grandest and the most intriguing fairy-tale wedding that has gotten anyone and everyone raving about! The DeepVeer Saga!
While we all wait for more precious glimpses from DeepVeer’s weddings (yes, there will be too many!) I’ve got you covered on all the details and rumors surrounding the D-day. Want them all?
Keep on reading!
“Wedding of The Year”
After years of rumours about their wedding, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh finally spilt the beans by sharing their beautifully and oh so minimalistic wedding card on 21st October, in almost identical post manner.
The festivities for the saga officially began with Nandi Puja on November 2nd at Deepika’s Bengaluru residence, followed by the Haldi ceremony at Ranveer’s in Mumbai on the 4th of November. Then, the duo, colour-coordinating in white, were spotted leaving for Italy on the 10th amidst a crowd of cheering fans and dhol beats. The mehendi ceremony was scheduled for the 13th, while DeepVeer tied a knot in not one, but two wedding styles (one Kannadiga style and another Sindhi-Punjabi) on 14th and 15th November respectively.
Why the date?
Why 15th November you ask? Well, that’s the same date as to when their first film together, “Goliyon Ki Raasleela…Ramleela” was released back in 2013, where they met on the sets for the first time.
Singer Harshdeep Kaur posted a picture of herself at the airport, flying in specially for the sangeet ceremony on 14th at night, where the lovebirds will also be dancing to hit tracks from each other’s movies. The newlyweds are slated to hold two receptions, one in Bengaluru on the 21st, and another in Mumbai on the 28th.
Location! Location! Location!
If it hasn’t been said enough times already, their wedding venue at majestic Villa del Balbianello on the coast of the ethereal Lake Como is the stuff of dreams! It has previously played host to not just royalties, but also the Hollywood and fashion elite, with even scenes from Star Wars, Casino Royale and Ocean’s Twelve having been shot there. If it sounds familiar, that’s also where the Ambani’s recently held their daughter Isha’s engagement ceremony. Just the initial photos have had everyone asking for more (and upgrading their travel plans!)
However, there were also rumours that the weddings might just be held in Mumbai itself, owing to the inability of those invited to make it to Italy in time. If you ask me, it seems pretty unlikely. Lake Como Dreamy!
An Intimate Affair
DeepVeer has always been private about their relationship with regards to the media limelight. It’s no surprise that they did keep the guest list quite short to only a selected number of 30 family members and friends, with no cell phones allowed and three levels of security screening at the entry. The villa has also closed its gates for other visitors for the week to ensure complete privacy.
The rumour mills have certainly been working overtime trying to guess who all have (and who haven’t!) been invited to the wedding. While Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, and Katrina Kaif have openly denied being invited, so far, the select famous names on the list seem to be Shah Rukh Khan, Farah Khan, Aditya Chopra and of course, Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Arjun Kapoor and Rohit Shetty are also rumoured to have been invited.
Though Deepika and Ranveer are both known for their unique sense of dressing, they share their love for Sabyasachi Mukherjee, who will be designing both their ensembles, as per reports. Deepika donned a sari in hues of gold, orange, and marigold for her Konkani wedding, and was dressed in a lehenga in the shades of pink and purple for the Sindhi one, complete with the famous jadaau necklace from the acclaimed Jauhar scene of Padmaavat.Deepika was seriously one of the most beautiful Sabyasachi brides ever!
Now it’s no secret that there were two wedding ceremonies, Konkani and Sindhi (Anand Karaj), seeing as both of them come from rich and diverse cultural backgrounds. Both ceremonies were held in the morning, followed by lunch, with some of finest chefs serving ‘signature’ dishes created just for the occasion, along with south Indian and Punjabi cuisines.
Oh, and did I mention that Ranveer flew down on a sea plane with the rest of his baraat arriving on multiple yachts? With a personality as quirky as his, we expected nothing less! The celebrations continued with a private party on 15th post the wedding.
While Deepika has a seemingly relaxed schedule in the weeks ahead, Ranveer will be getting busy with the release of Simmba on December 28, and Gully Boy soon after. He’ll also be busy filming for Takht by Karan Johar and Kabir Khan’s ’83. Hence, it’ll be a short and sweet honeymoon for the couple, at a yet undisclosed location.
The First Appearance as Newlyweds
Ranveer and Deepika will be making their first official appearance as newlyweds at their reception on 21st November, at The Leela Palace Hotel in Bengaluru, which happens to be Deepika’s hometown. You could say that the Italian connection continues as The Leela houses Deepika’s favourite Italian restaurant! The Mumbai reception will be held at the Grand Hyatt on November 28th, with friends, colleagues and the who’s who from the film fraternity on the guest list.
Now as the news (and hopefully pictures) keep pouring in, we get more hyped and excited for the love birds outfits and poses!. Needless to say, the media coverage and speculation on the wedding is unparalleled, and it is understandable why Deepika and Ranveer have chosen to keep it on the hush, but I guess it also speaks for the massive fan following they both have, running well into millions.