2016’s Top Bollywood Weddings

2016’s Top Bollywood Weddings

2016’s Top Bollywood Weddings

2016’s Top Bollywood Weddings
Anything in Bollywood draws attention and more so if there’s a wedding involved. We take a look at some of the weddings that made headlines this year.
By Taniya Talukdar
The year 2016 hasn’t been the best for relationships in Bollywood, with many celebrity couples breaking up. On the other hand, there were quite a few weddings that saw couples finally walk down the aisle after years of courtship. Some of these kept people talking for days even after the main events.

Here are some of the most talked about weddings of the Hindi film industry in 2016:

Asin and Rahul Sharma Asin and Rahul Sharma

It came as a shock to many when Asin announced her engagement to Micromax CEO, Rahul Sharma. Not many were aware that these two were a couple. Asin was introduced to Rahul by his good friend, actor Akshay Kumar and found their soul mate in one another. This was the first grand wedding of the year and one of the year’s trending events. The couple had twin ceremonies in the capital, Delhi, where Rahul is from. The Christian church wedding was followed by a Hindu ceremony in the evening on January 19. The couple kept both ceremonies private and had only family and close friends in attendance including Akshay. Later, they hosted a reception in Mumbai that was attended by all Bollywood biggies.Pictures of the wedding were the talk of social media for a long time.

Kabir Bedi and Parveen Dusanj Kabir Bedi and Parveen Dusanj

Veteran actor Kabir Bedi surprised guests invited over for his 70th birthday by tying the knot with his long time girlfriend 42-year-old, Parveen Dusanj. While his friends attending the event were happy for the couple, there was one person who wasn’t too impressed – Kabir’s estranged daughter, Pooja Bedi, as the two women never really got along. This is Kabir’s fourth marriage and was attended by close family and friends, but Pooja wasn’t on the guestlist. The actual wedding was held at a farm house on January 16, the couple sought blessings from a Gurdwara on January 14.

Preity Zinta and Gene Goodenough Preity Zinta and Gene Goodenough
The month of February saw the alliance of the bubbly Bollywood actress and Kings XI Punjab IPL team owner, Preity Zinta, to the US based financial analyst, Gene Goodenough. Many had speculated her frequent visits to the US could be attributed it to this particular relationship that lasted for 18 months before culminating in marriage, but Preity was in denial mode. The couple tied the knot during a Hindu ceremony in Los Angeles attended by close family and friends. Preity’s good friends, Suzanne Khan and Surily Goel helped organize the arrangements. The couple later hosted a reception in Mumbai attended by well known Bollywood faces
Urmila Matondkar and Mohsin Akhtar Mir Urmila Matondkar and Mohsin Akhtar Mir
This is one wedding that people took a long time to get over. On March 3, well known designer, Manish Malhotra, took to a social networking platform to announce the marriage of his good friend, Urmila to a much younger Mir. Not only was the sudden secret marriage a shock to her fans, but also the fact that Urmila chose to marry someone 10 years younger to her surprised many. The secret ceremony was attended only by Manish from the industry apart from her family. Mir, a model-turned-businessman, was introduced to Urmila at Manish’s niece, Rridhi’s, wedding and they have been in a relationship since then. The Hindu ceremony was held at Urmila’s residence
Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover
Bombshell Bipasha Basu, who broke up with long term boyfriend John Abraham after 10 years of courtship, finally found love in television superstar, Karan Singh Grover. The two acted together in the film, Alone and love bloomed. Though initially the couple denied their relationship, Bipasha announced the wedding date and details after both the families agreed to it. The wedding took place in Mumbai and was preceded by mehendi and sangeet ceremonies. The actual wedding was conducted as per Bengali rituals and was followed by a reception attended by the who’s-who of Bollywood.
Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek Dahiya Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek Dahiya
This couple might not be a part of Bollywood, but their wedding sure overtook many of the Bollywood ones. TV actors Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek Dahiya tied the knot recently and drove social media crazy with everyone talking about the wedding and posting pictures. While many say that it was a good PR at work, nonetheless the motive was achieved as they got people to talk and post about the wedding on all the social media channels.