Hrithik wedding, a confluence of Hindu-Muslim culture
Bollywood heart-throb Hrithik
Roshan married sweetheart Suzanne Khan in a private ceremony marked by Hindu
and Muslim rites.
In a confluence of Hindu-Muslim culture, the Kaho Naa...
Pyaar Hai superstar performed certain Hindu rites and Suzanne, Sanjay Khan's youngest daughter, performed the Muslim rites. The ceremony took place at Sanjay Khan's heavily guarded Golden Palms resorts and spa, on Bangalore's outskirts on Wednesday.
In a brief appearance before the media in the midst of the haldi ritual, Hrithik said with a laugh, "There will be no heartburn. They are my well-wishers. They will continue to
wish me luck and success. They will wish me the best."
Dressed in black jeans and a shirt covered with a mustard sports coat and a garland of jasmine flowers around his neck, Hrithik spoke to the press from the first floor of the building.
Suzanne was not present since it is considered inauspicious for the bride and groom to see each other before they get married.
Also present were father Rakesh Roshan, father-in-law Sanjay Khan and uncle-in-law Feroz Khan.
"Suzanne is our last daughter and I'm very happy that she's getting married", said Feroz Khan.
The wedding was attended by about 70 members of the Khan and Roshan families and their friends. The guests included stars Dimple Kapadia, Rishi and Randhir Kapoor and Jeetendra. Uday Chopra, director Karan Johar and childhood friend Abhishek Bachchan are expected to join the reception on Wednesday evening.
Hrithik's mode of transport to his wedding was a white horse, which arrived in a truck on Wednesday afternoon.
Sanjay Khan said the Hindu and Muslim ceremonies would culminate into a registered marriage slated for Wednesday evening. "Rakesh Roshan and I have decided to hold a grand reception for the film industry and the media in Mumbai in January," he said.
Hrithik's wedding dress was a white with gold-embroidered Jodhpuri suit designed by Rocky S, while Suzanne was scheduled to wear a gold sari or lehenga-choli
designed by Tarun Tahiliani.
Rakesh Roshan said the couple would fly to Europe on their honeymoon. "We are still planning it," Hrithik added.
PTI, Sita Menon in Bangalore