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Bollywood's Intimate Home Weddings

By NAMRATA THAKKER
April 20, 2022 09:27 IST
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Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor preferred to get married at home rather than a destination wedding.

This, in fact, seems to be a choice many Bollywood couples have started taking, and is probably one of COVID's many fallouts.

Namrata Thakker looks back at the recent intimate home weddings.

 

Farhan Akhtar-Shibani Dandekar

Photograph: Kind courtesy Shibani Dandekar/Instagram

Shibani and Farhan wed at his father Javed Akhtar and stepmother Shabana Azmi's farmhouse in Khandala in February.

They exchanged their vows in the presence of family and friends which included Hrithik Roshan, Rhea Chakraborty, Ashutosh Gowariker and Farah Khan.

 

Yami Gautam-Aditya Dhar

Photograph: Kind courtesy Yami Gautam/Instagram

Last June, Yami married Uri, The Surgical Strike Director Aditya Dhar after dating for three years.

Their traditional wedding took place at Yami's farmhouse in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, with only 20 guests in attendance.

 

Dia Mirza-Vaibhav Rekhi

Photograph: Kind courtesy Dia Mirza/Instagram

Dia opted for a simple wedding when she decided to marry businessman Vaibhav Rekhi in February 2021.

A beautiful mandap was set up in the garden area of Dia's apartment building in Mumbai where the couple's family and friends gathered for the nuptials.

 

Vikrant Massey-Sheetal Thakur

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sumona Chakravarti/Instagram

In February, actors Sheetal and Vikrant had a registered marriage at their home in Versova, north west Mumbai.

Later, they had a traditional wedding at Sheetal's ancestral home in Shahtalai, Himachal Pradesh, in the presence of their families.

 

Rhea Kapoor-Karan Boolani

Photograph: Kind courtesy Rhea Kapoor/Instagram

Anil Kapoor's younger daughter got hitched to advertising film-maker Karan Boolani at her Juhu, north west Mumbai, home last August.

Rhea and Karan were in a relationship for 12 years before they said 'I do' in an intimate wedding ceremony.

Rhea's older sister Sonam Kapoor also got married at home -- she picked her maternal aunt Kavita Singh's Mumbai residence at Bandra, north west Mumbai, for her nuptials.

 

Angira Dhar-Anand Tiwari

Photograph: Kind courtesy Angira Dhar/Instagram

The Love Per Square Foot actress married the film's director at home last April.

The adorable couple surprised everyone by announcing their nuptials on social media, posting pictures from their big day.

 

Urmila Matondkar-Mohsin Akhtar

Photograph: Kind courtesy Urmila Matondkar/Instagram

Way back in 2016, Urmila had a quiet wedding at her Mumbai residence where she married Kashmiri businessman and model Mohsin Mir Akhtar.

The only celebrity present on Urmila's special day was the man who made her look gorgeous in Rangeela, Manish Malhotra.

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