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Weddings of our Bollywood celebrities always hog the limelight. How the couple is getting married, which designer is designing their attire, which date are they getting hitched on, where are they going for honeymoon, and what not- for weeks and months, every detail of the wedding surfaces.
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While many celebs happily share their wedding news, there are some stars who keep their marriage under wraps, strictly away from the media glare. In fact, they share their wedding news with the world through social media, or through some other medium. So, let us have a look at some of our B-town stars who had a low-key or secret wedding.
They are one of the most talked-about celeb couples who had a low-key wedding ceremony. While it was speculated that the Bollywood star, Shahid Kapoor’s wedding with Mira Rajput will be a grand affair in Delhi, it was actually a rather low-key one. However, the star did host a lavish reception in Mumbai later. The couple tied the knot on July 7, 2015.
Actress Minissha Lamba’s secret wedding with her long-time boyfriend, Ryan Tham, took everyone by surprise. The couple had a registered marriage in Mumbai on July 6, 2015, followed by a family lunch. No one had a clue about their marriage till actress Pooja Bedi congratulated the couple on Twitter. It was only after that when Minissha shared the happy news with the rest of the world.
Like others, even Kunal Kapoor and Naina Bachchan tied the knot quietly, surrounded by close family and friends in Seychelles on February 9, 2015. However, the couple threw a reception in Delhi to celebrate their nuptials. But, the world would not have known about their wedding either had Kunal not shared their scenic marriage pictures.
It was a known fact that John Abraham and Priya Runchal were dating each other for quite some time, but no one expected that their wedding would be a hush-hush affair! The couple apparently got married at the spur of the moment while holidaying in the US in 2014. The actor tweeted this:
“Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed 2014! May this year bring you love, good fortune and joy. Love, John and Priya Abraham”
Had he not shared this tweet, their wedding might have remained a secret for a long time.
Their relationship was the talk of the town for many years. Everyone was eagerly waiting to know about their marriage plans. But, the news of Aditya Chopra’s secret marriage with Rani Mukerji in Italy on April 21, 2014, left everyone astonished. Their wedding was “attended by 20 people” only. In fact, Karan Johar and Vaibhavi Merchant were the only B-town celebs who were invited to the wedding.
Actor Aftab Shivdasani married his long-time girlfriend Nin Dusanj in a secret ceremony on June 11, 2014. If reports are to be believed, the reason behind their hush-hush affair was Aftab’s previous broken relationships, which had left him heartbroken and superstitious about marriage. That is why the couple decided to tie knot secretly with just close family members in attendance to avoid anything getting jinxed. The couple remarried on August 29, 2017, in Sri Lanka's famous resort named Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort.
Even Celina Jaitly broke the news of her marriage with Peter Haag on Twitter. The actress revealed the news after a month of her nuptial knot getting tied. They got married on July 23, 2011, at a thousand-year-old monastery in Austria.
Stand-up comedian and actor, Vir Das, secretly married his long-time girlfriend, Shivani Mathur, in Sri Lanka on October 19, 2014, after five years of courtship. Their marriage came into the limelight exactly after a month when their wedding pictures surfaced on social media.
The news of Konkona Sen Sharma's marriage with actor Ranvir Shorey came to light just a few days after the pregnancy rumours of the actress started doing the rounds. The couple got hitched on September 3, 2010, at the Mumbai residence of the actress. The actress shared her marriage news on Twitter later. The two are separated now.
Manoj Bajpayee and his wife Neha got married secretly in April 2006. And if reports are to be believed, even Manoj’s parents were unable to attend their wedding due to such a short notice.Theirs was a very low-key affair wedding, and not many from the movie industry were invited.
After a string of broken relationships, the news of Kim Sharma’s marriage with Ali Punjani left everyone amazed. No one had a clue about their affair till the news of their marriage surfaced. The couple got married in August 2010.
Juhi Chawla and Jai Mehta always maintained that they were “just good friends”. But, soon the news of their secret wedding in 1995 made headlines in the tabloids and newspapers. However, the couple officially announced their relationship when they were expecting their daughter.
The 90s Rangeela girl, Urmila Matondkar got married to Kashmiri businessman and model, Mir Mohsin Akhtar in a hush-hush ceremony on March 3, 2016. The world came to know of it when she herself issued an official statement confirming her marriage, and designer Manish Malhotra posted a congratulatory message for her on his Twitter account.
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This elusive celebrity tied the knot on February 29, 2016, to her long-time boyfriend, Gene Goodenough in an extremely private ceremony in Los Angeles. Her close friends, Sussanne Khan and Surily Goel were the only celebs at the event. She broke the news to her fans in a rather interesting way and is currently enjoying her post-marital bliss.
Sanjay Dutt and Maanayata Dutt got married at the Taj Exotica in Goa on February 7, 2008, in accordance with the Hindu rituals. Before their marriage, they had dated for two years. A lot of gossips surfaced when this news came out in the public. Before Maanyata, Sanjay had a lot of flings with Bollywood actresses and was earlier married to Richa Sharma and Rhea Pillai.
We all know that Boney Kapoor was married to Mona Shourie Kapoor but then Sridevi came into their lives. The rumour has it that Sridevi became friends with Boney’s first wife and started to live with the two for a while. And one day, the devastating news broke into the world that Sridevi was pregnant with Boney Kapoor’s child! Sridevi was stamped as a home breaker and Boney left his wife to marry Sridevi in 1996 in a secret temple wedding.
The wedding of the decade, as it was anticipated, came true when on December 11, 2017, Virat Kohli got married to Bollywood actress, Anushka Sharma in a private wedding attended by close friends and family members in Tuscany, Italy. Announcing their matrimony, the couple wrote on their social media handles:
“Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you. This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well-wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey”.
Bollywood actors and long-time best friends, Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi got married to each other in a secret Gurudwara wedding on May 10, 2018 in Delhi. Neha’s best friend, Karan Johar gave the sweet surprise to the world by announcing on Twitter:
“The look of love!!! The marriage of eternal happiness!!!! #nehaangad CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! @nehadhupia @angadbedi”.
Hate Story fame actress, Surveen Chawla took to Instagram one day and out of nowhere announced to the whole world that she is married. In fact, Surveen and Akshay had been married since 2015. They had a fun-filled Italian wedding. Talking about the same, Surveen revealed to a media portal:
“Yes, I am married. I have known Akshay for long. It was a personal choice to not talk about the marriage. We wanted to break the news just before our Indian wedding, which was scheduled to take place this month. However, we had to postpone it to 2018, following a loss in the family”.
Tarzan fame Bollywood actor, Vatsal Sheth and Firangi fame actress, Ishita Dutta got married to each other in a hush-hush ceremony on November 28, 2017, at ISKCON Temple in Juhu, Mumbai. Their wedding was kept secret, away from the media glare. Celebs like Ajay Devgn with wife Kajol Devgn, Tanuja Mukerji, Bobby Deol, Sohail Khan and many others from TV and Bollywood industry graced the event.
Bollywood actress, Riya Sen got secretly married to her long-time boyfriend, Shivam Tiwari. The wedding took place in Pune on August 16, 2017, in a lavish ceremony amidst close friends and family. Talking about her hush-hush marriage, Riya Sen later told a media portal about the sudden decision of getting married:
“He just woke up one morning and said: Let's get married NOW!”.
Dino Lalvani is the son of a Pakistan-born British businessman Gullu Lalvani, and Lisa and Dino dated for almost a year before they got tied in the wedlock. They got married on October 29, 2016, in a beach wedding which was attended only by close family and friends.
In the case of this awesome couple, Madhuri’s brother played cupid between her and Dr Nene. Madhuri was at an event in the USA and that’s when her brother introduced the actress to her future husband. On October 17, 1999, the two got married in a private ceremony.
Dharmendra and Hema Malini had many link-ups with other actors of the Hindi film industry. The two have together given many iconic scenes which are revered till today. After dating each other for five years, Dharmendra and Hema Malini got married on August 21, 1979, in a hush-hush affair. They are now married for more than 35 years and their marital life is as strong as it was earlier. Did you know that in order to marry Hema Malini, Dharmendra had to convert to Islam as his first wife refused to divorce him?
Even though, the two have parted ways and Saif is now married to Kareena Kapoor Khan, his secret marriage with Amrita Singh still makes it to the headlines every now and then. Initially, Saif did not want to marry Amrita because she was already a star in Bollywood and he was still making a name for himself in the industry. However, love won over logic and in October 1991, they secretly got married, and the news broke like wildfire. They got divorced in 2001.
This is the most tragic Bollywood marriage ever as it didn’t last long. While shooting for a film in Kumaon, Bollywood actors Shammi Kapoor and Geeta Bali fell in love with each other. The same year on August 24, 1955, the two got married secretly at Banganga Temples – a famous temple complex in Mumbai with Hari Walia, the priest, as the only witness. Sadly, Geeta Bali died of smallpox in 1965 and after months of despair, Shammi Kapoor married Neila Devi.
By looking at these celebrities, it looks like the low-key or secret wedding isn’t a surprising thing in Bollywood. Well, whatever the case may be, their fans are just elated to know that their favourite Bollywood celebrities have found their perfect life partner and are happy with them.