This is the song that your favourite Bollywood stars are dancing to at Sonam Kapoor’s sangeet
The countdown has begun
With Sonam and Anand’s sangeet in less than 48 hours, the Kapoors’ lavish three-storeyed bungalow in Juhu, Mumbai, has become the hub for Bollywood celebrities to chill over drinks as they prepare for the upcoming function. Last night, we saw a flurry of A-listers like Jacqueline Fernandez, Karan Johar, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor and sister Anshula Kapoor at the Kapoors’ home where they were busy perfecting their dance steps to the hit Bollywood song Swag Se Swagat.
Sonam’s relatives Sanjay Kapoor, Maheep Sandhu and her cousin, Shanaya Kapoor were also present, as were her close friends Samyukta Nair, Aarti Shetty and Kunal Rawal. Karan Johar and Arjun Kapoor’s Insta Stories gave us a sneak peek into the preparations, and amidst all the laughter and the frolic, it was evident that it’s going to be one big fat Indian sangeet, with all of Sonam’s friends and family dancing to the upbeat song.
The sangeet takes place on May 7 and the wedding and reception on May 8. Stay tuned here for the latest updates.
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Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja may not have come right out and said it but their relationship hasn't exactly been a secret over the last two years. Featuring on each other's Insta posts, stories and at family events, the couple hasn't made any real attempts to keep their romance hush-hush. And if celebrity protocol is anything to go by, after their rumoured wedding next month, the two will be all over the place with their legit-couple PDA pics. The wedding that was reportedly initially supposed to happen in Switzerland seems to have been relocated to the Sonam's hometown of Mumbai.
Rumoured wedding outfit couturier: Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. Though we wouldn't put it past Sonam to get a mehendi outfit here or a cocktail change in from BFF Shehla Khan.
On the groom: You can bet that the Kapoor-Ahuja wedding is going to be no less than a stylish affair. We're betting Anand picks his best sneakers for all the functions.
The power couple got to know each other better on the sets of Ramleela in 2013 and attempted to hide their relationship from the media since. But nearly half a decade later, they are getting more comfortable in front of the cameras. Holding hands at movie premieres, visiting each other on set locations and even Ranveer Singh sitting with Deepika's family at an event hosted at the Padukone-Dravid Centre for Excellence. After that, the internet pretty much took it as a sign of things to come. A wedding that is. After their recent holiday in the Maldives, the couple announced the news to their respective parents, Prakash and Ujjala Padukone, and Jagjit Singh and Anju Bhavnani. Ranveer's parents even got Deepika a sari from Sabyasachi to mark the occasion.
Destination: A destination wedding at the end of this year
Wedding couturier: Apparently Deepika, along with her sister and mom, have starting shopping for her wedding jewellery. But we don't doubt that Sabyasachi would be the actress's designer of choice.
While in a previous interview Ranveer Singh said he would love to propose in Mumbai because, "home is where the heart is". In the same interview he also said, "I'd definitely like to have it on an island, if I can afford it by then. It would be a non-stop party, probably a trance rager with people tripping out everywhere. My friends will go all out, it's their boy finally taking the plunge." he said about the actual wedding itself. Big hint to the wedding planner?
The Ambani- Mehta wedding has to be one of our favourites on the list. Not just because the couple has been divulging all the details to the public in real time. Akash proposed to Shloka in the presence of both their families in an intimate ceremony in Goa, after which the couple had an all-out engagement party at the Ambani residence in Mumbai. Shloka is the daughter of Rosy Blue's Managing Director Russell Mehta and has been childhood friends with Akash.
Who will she wear: Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla are close friends with the families. Dressing not only Nita Ambani but Shloka on multiple occasions.
Jeweller: We don't doubt that the jewellery will be custom-made, perhaps by Rosy Blue's retail brand Orra.
Location: Antilia, no doubt the couple will have the wedding at the Ambani home where all the family's milestone events take place
Meghan Markle is living the American dream, marrying a prince. And not just any prince, Prince Harry. The only thing better than a celebrity wedding is a Royal wedding. The couple's wedding is on May 19, 2018 and in true royal fashion, the Kensington Palace Twitter account has been keeping the loyal followers updated.
Location: St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. The Chapel is far more low-key than Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton wed.
The flowers: Garden roses, foxgloves and peonies are what the floral arrangements will hold.
Who is the bride wearing: Rumour has it that the bride will be wearing a custom-designed gown by Erdem
In the ultimate 2018 merger, Isha Ambani and Annad Piramal announce their engagement a few weeks after her twin brother Akash was betrothed to Rosy Blue diamond heiress Shloka Mehta. Anand proposed to Isha at a temple in Mahableshwar, in a super low-key affair. Isha kept it casual in a pair of yoga pants and white t-shirt. The 26-year-old Ambani sits on the boards of Reliance Jio & Reliance Retail while 33-year-old Anand Piramal is the founder of Piramal Realty and Executive Director of the Piramal Group. Talk about a power couple. The race is on to see which Ambani twin will get hitched first.