— Malvika Verma (@natkhatnaadan) May 8, 2018
Publicity stunt for promtion of veere di wedding by swara bhaskar, kareena khan, sonam kapoor #BoycottVeereDiWedding
— amit singh (@Amit_7872) April 27, 2018
Can't believe @sonamakapoor actually got married to promote Veere Di Wedding, insane how far movie promotions have come
— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) May 7, 2018
On Tuesday, Kapoor, 32, one of the highest-paid actresses in Bollywood (a nickname for the Indian film industry based in Mumbai) wed her businessman boyfriend of two years in a Sikh wedding ceremony, a traditional ritual that involves bowing in front of a scripture called Guru Granth. The bride wore a red-and-gold lehenga (a traditional ankle-length skirt) by designer Anuradha Vakil — a choice Vogue India called “unconventional” for its vintage vibe — and the groom a tan-colored sherwani (a long coat) and matching pagdi (headdress).
At the ceremony, the newlyweds shared a large chocolate cake that read “Everyday Phenomenal” with a topper depicting a bride dragging her groom away from a game of basketball.
Just for laughs!
— Filmfare (@filmfare) May 8, 2018
However, there was also a real wedding cake in the form of a 6-tier confection adorned with purple flowers.
— India Forums (@indiaforums) May 8, 2018
The newlyweds threw the party two days prior with a mehndi ceremony during which brides, in this case wearing a white-and-gold lehenga, have orange “stains” applied to their hands and feet to symbolize love and luck, according to wedding planners. Kapoor and Ahuja followed up with a next-day sangeet ceremony, a ritual that celebrates music and dance.
While Kapoor did not share wedding photos with her 12.5 million Instagram followers, she did change her moniker on the site to include the last name of her new husband.
Regarding whether the over-the-top celebration was a publicity stunt for Kapoor’s upcoming comedy Veere Di Wedding, we think it’s safe to call this true love.
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