After a five year long courtship, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, finally pronounced each other man and wife. The two day extravaganza that comprised of mehendi, sangeet and the shaadi had the Kapoors and Bhatts enjoying the new familial bond as they welcomed Alia and Ranbir in their respective parivaar.
Yahi hai right choice baby!
“Ranbir is definitely the right choice for Alia,” said the actress’ half-brother Rahul Bhatt while talking to Bombay Times. As he looks back at the two joyous days of his life, Rahul shares, “Yes, it all went well! I must say that the functions were quite exquisite and well managed. Both the groom and the bride were looking like Prince and Princess. Though we were calling it an intimate affair there were over one hundred and odd people present. It feels great to be a part of the Kapoor family and I must say they are such wonderful people.”
Talking about his now brother-in-law Ranbir, Rahul says, “Ranbir is the right choice for Alia. He is an absolute Pedigree of the Kapoor family. I am a fan of Ranbir aur uske jaisa ladka Alia ko nahi milega. As her protective brother maine yeh stamp laga diya hai. Just as she knows how to pick her films, she made a good choice in finding herself the right life partner. I always believe that destiny is a matter of choice, not chance.”
Meet the turbanators
As per Rahul, the wedding looked more like a festival, where he witnessed his father in a never-seen-before avatar. “(Laughs) I saw my dad in his full elements. I had never seen him in his traditional wear, going all out sporting a turban on his head. He was very happy and having a gala time mixing and mingling with the Kapoors,” says Rahul. Ask him if his father or Alia’s mom Soni Razdan became emotional during bidaai and he shares, “My dad is a tough nut to crack, but Soni yes definitely she was very emotional.”
Saat nahi buss chaar pheras
The wedding that took place as per Indian traditions had the Kapoor’s family Pandit doing the mantras and the rituals. However, instead of saat pheras, the couple took only four phers. “The Pandit ji was very particular about the rituals. And then there were the senior members of Kapoors and Bhatts telling Pandit ji aise karna hai or waise karna hai. After all film family hai na… like my dad he suddenly became a film director there as if he is directing a film. But Pandit ji was hell bent. So only three pheras happened and the Pandit ji explained the tatpariya also. I was listening to it carefully… one phera was around dharam, one around santaan and one for karam.”
The food was one of the highlights of the wedding. “We had flown in a Chef from Delhi. He made such amazing North Indian and Kashmiri delicacies. The mutton Lahori was extremely delicious. The families left no stone unturned in treating their guests to the best of the best cuisine,” he says.
When staff became family
Rahul says that more than the family, it was Alia’s man Friday, Sunil Talekar, who was the most emotional person at the do. “Sunil has been Alia’s bodyguard, minder, driver for the last 20 years. He has seen her grow in front of his eyes. Through the years he stood strong behind her and he couldn’t control his tears seeing her getting married,” he said.