Showbiz shaadis that made headlines in 2014.
Even as Bollywood’s best-known bachelor Salman Khan held on to his singledom and Ranbir Kapoor-Katrina Kaif remain shy of walking the altar, there wasn’t any shortage of celebrity weddings in 2014
Here’s a recap of the star-studded desi shaadis of this year.
Arpita Khan-Ayush Sharma
Quite easily the event of 2014, the extravagant, week-long nuptials of Salman Khan’s baby sister Arpita to Ayush, an aspiring actor and Congress Minister (Himachal Pradesh) Anil Sharma’s son, hosted at the swanky Taj hotels in Hyderabad and Mumbai witnessed an attendance from politicians, industrialists and showbiz.
Rani Mukerji-Aditya Chopra
If Hollywood’s power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie finally exchanged vows during a hush-hush wedding in France, Bollywood’s much rumoured romance became official after Rani Mukerji wed filmmaker Aditya Chopra in a closely guarded ceremony against the Italian countryside in the company of close family and friends.
Ahana Deol-Vaibhav Vora
Dharmendra and Hema Malini left no stone unturned to ensure youngest daughter Ahana’s wedding to Delhi-based industrialist Vaibhav Vora is a grand affair with elaborate mehendi, sangeet, pheras and reception attended by bigwigs from both the filmi circuit (Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Shah Rukh Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone) as well as political (L K Advani, Sushma Swaraj, Rajnath Singh, Dr Farooque Abdullah).
Shirin Morani-Uday Singh
Producer Karim Morani (Arjun, Damini, Raja Hindustani, Chennai Express) extended his showmanship for daughter Shirin Morani’s wedding to Uday Singh with becoming grandeur enriched by the sparkling presence of his fraternity -- Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Madhuri Dixit, Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and Karan Johar.
Dia Mirza-Sahil Sangha
Beauty pageant queen turned actress/producer Dia Mirza got hitched to business partner and beau Sahil Sangha wearing a gorgeous green Ritu Kumar as per Arya Samaj rituals in Delhi this year.
Telugu star Aadi wed Karuna in a traditional ceremony attended by a close few in Hyderabad.
The reception of Sai Kumar’s son, on the other hand, saw a huge turn out of stalwarts like Nagarjuna, K Raghavendra Rao, K Vishwanath and Subbirami Reddy.
Tejas Talwalkar-Riddhi Malhotra
Fashion designer Manish Malhotra’s formidable celebrity clientele showed up in large numbers to up the glam quotient of his niece and I Hate Luv Storys director Punit Malhotra’s sister, Riddhi’s nuptials to Tejas Talwalkar, scion of the Talwalkar fitness franchise.
Pulkit Samrat-Shweta Rohira
One of the leading men in the upcoming Sonam Kapoor vehicle Dolly Ki Doli, Pulkit Samrat opted for Goa as venue to wed television journalist and Salman Khan’s rakhi sister Shweta Rohira.
Sameera Reddy-Akshai Varde
Bollywood hottie Sameera Reddy transformed into a radiant Maharastrian bride while enjoying her shubh mangalam savadhan moment with entrepreneur fiancé Akshai Varde at her Bandra residence in the presence of strictly her near and dear ones.
Aftab Shivdasani-Nin Dusanj
Unlike the unhappily married hero of Grand Masti, Aftab Shivdasani was more than pleased to make it official with long-time fiancée Nin Dusanj at a secret ceremony.
Akanksha Singh-Kunal Sain
Better known as the demure Megha of Colors’ soap Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha, Akanksha Singh tied the knot to Kunal Sain, a marketing professional in a typical Marwari style in Jaipur.
Purbhi Joshi- Valentino Fehlmenn
Comedy Circus hostess and theatre veteran Sarita Joshi’s daughter, Purbhi and her American businessman boyfriend of many years, Valentino Fehlmenn became man and wife over traditional Gujarati celebrations as well as a classic white wedding followed by a glittery reception in South Mumbai.
Fahadh Faasil-Nazriya Nazim
Malayalam movie stars Fahadh and Nazriya made for quite an attractive husband and wife duo in the critically acclaimed Bangalore Days.
Clearly, the attraction wasn’t limited to screen what with the couple deciding to make it official during a private ceremony within months.
Vir Das-Shivani Mathur
It was a destination wedding for comedian Vir Das and his pretty girlfriend Shivani Mathur opting for a low-key albeit scenic celebration in Sri Lanka.
But not before they partied hard at a pool party and rock concert prior to the main event.
Raghav Sachar-Amita Malik
Also, singer Raghav Sachar married film producer Kumar Mangat’s daughter Amita Malik in a glitzy Mumbai ceremony graced by A-listers like Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kajol and Prabhudeva.
Raageshwari Loomba-Sudhanshu Swaroop
A far cry from her cute Sardar kid impersonation, actress and singer Raageshwari Loomba dazzled as a peaches ‘n’ cream bride on her D-Day next to UK-based lawyer hubby Sudhanshu Swaroop.
Amala Paul-AL Vijay
Southern beauty Amala Paul fell for her director Vijay on the sets of their film, Devia Thirumagal leading up to an opulent Chettiyar wedding in the Tamil Nadu capital.
Ruslaan Mumtaz-Nirali Mehta
Television actor and son of Bollywood’s popular ‘maa’ Anjana Mumtaz, Ruslaan picked the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s, to enter a lifelong commitment with Nirali in a court marriage followed by a traditional Gujarati ceremony a month later.
Jay Soni-Pooja Shah
After playing the devoted hubby on small screen in Sasural Genda Phool, Jay Soni felt he’s ready to embrace the responsibility in reality too.
Quite a few television personalities -- Karan Wahi, Bhairavi Raichura showed up to bless their colleague’s marital union to Pooja Shah.