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10 ingredients for a hit Bollywood shaadi

Last updated on: April 21, 2014 18:43 IST

10 ingredients for a hit Bollywood shaadi

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Everything about the big fat Indian weddings and their more pompous onscreen versions desis know all too well!

Weddings in Hindi films are a big deal. Often as important as a real one.

From playing out as the premise of a story to the classic meeting ground for boy and girl to setting trends in fashion and décor.

Here’s a look at the 10 things without which no Bollywood nuptials are complete.

10. Everyone’s invited!

All the razzmatazz is pointless unless overzealous uncles, loud aunties and whimsical distant cousins inject the festivities with chaos and colour.

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9. Band Baaja Baarat!

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Whether the character lives in Shalimar Bagh or South Ex, there's no dearth of grandeur or glamour where Bollywood’s love for a fancy wedding is concerned.

Lights, flowers, DJ, drama, you have the complete package.

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Image: Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma in Band Baaja Baarat


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8. Of sangeet & sexy cholis!

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Song and dance is what makes the Big Fat Indian Shaadi such a draw.

And what better than to doll up the leading lady in a dishy designer delight as she flaunts her curves and moves against a rocking sangeet session.

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7. Mehndi laga ke rakhna!

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There's a good chance you won't get to see what featured in the reception menu but there's no way you’ll miss the glorious henna pattern on the heroine's flawless palm and wrists.

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6. One ring to rule them all!

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Will he? Won't he?

The ring exchange ceremony is an exciting time of a Bollywood wedding.

Often by this point the boy or the girl have developed cold feet leading to the proverbial kahaani mein twist.

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5. Besties cum beauticians!

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A girl can’t get enough assistance on her wedding.

Especially if she happens to be a Bollywood bride.

One of the obligatory shaadi scenes includes the heroine’s BFFs decking her up in fineries or adding final touches to a look that’s about to be copied by all her fashion-conscious female fans.

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4. Bling it up!

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Bollywood's love for over the top is no secret.

And so whether the bride is an empress or a fruit seller, she’ll be teeming with insane number of jewels, head to toe.

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3. Men in gold!

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Taking cue from the bride to be, the groom, too, leaves his previously shirtless ways behind to slip into super shiny stuff.

The upshot is a dulha who resembles a gift-wrapping paper with a tinsel-helmed pagdi on top.

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2. Boy meets girl!

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If it’s not their own wedding, nine times out of 10 it’s the venue for a boy meets girl -- they flirt, fall in love and the movie ends with a shot of their wedding.

Also known as Bollywood’s most recycled formula since Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!

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1. Family portrait!

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And like all good things, a successful Bollywood marriage celebration too ends up with a picture perfect capture of its memories in a family photo.


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