By Anindita Mukherjee Last Updated:
As some rightly say, weddings are in destiny’s hand. Even if you’ve had a roka ceremony and all’s well between you and your in-laws, not until the last moment will you realise what’s in store for you! Many a time have we seen instances where our favourite celebrities and their families become all set for a wedding, only to call it off in the last moment due to unfortunate circumstances. And the recent celebrity, whose wedding was called off (later citing a hasty decision as an issue) was Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ brother, Siddharth Chopra’s marriage with Ishita Kumar. (Do Read: Shahid Kapoor Reveals Why He Didn't Take Misha And Zain Along For Unveiling His Wax Statue)
Only a few months after the grand hitch of Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas, did the former share the first-ever picture from her brother, Siddharth Chopra and Ishita Kumar’s roka ceremony. 'Second time rokafied' Siddharth had looked dapper in a cream-coloured kurta and bandhagala, while Ishita had looked beautiful in a pink sharara with a complementing cream flower (with her then to-be's outfit), tucked beneath her ears. They had looked like a match made straight out of heaven!
Sharing the aforementioned picture, Priyank Chopra Jonas had written, “So proud of my baby brother. Ishita welcome to the family...you are so beautiful together...I wish you both the best for the future! Happy Roka!! @ishittaakumar @siddharthchopra89.” Also, did you notice the usage of the words ‘second time rokafied’ in the aforementioned para? Well yes, Ishita Kumar was the second lady that Siddharth Chopra had gotten rokafied to. In 2014, Siddharth had an intimate roka ceremony with another lady named, Kanika Mathur. While more details about the same later, but let us tell you that fate had almost the same plans for Ishita and Kanika. The duo had gotten rokafied to Siddharth, which later didn’t work out. As the both have sailed on the same boat, what looks like it, the duo became each other’s Instagram friends in the process. Another interesting point that we have observed is Kanika still following her ex-nanad, Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Instagram while both Priyanka and Ishita have unfollowed each other on Instagram. But Ishita still follows her ex-nanad, Priyanka’s mother-in-law, Denise Jonas on social media. Take a look at the screenshots below:
Speaking about Kanika Mathur and Siddharth Chopra, the duo had gotten engaged in an intimate roka ceremony in October 2014, and were speculated to marry in February 2015 in Goa. The preparations too had begun in full swing but suddenly it was called off. Reports also had it, that Siddharth's superstar sister, Priyanka Chopra herself was taking a personal interest in the wedding preparations, ensuring everything to be perfect. But soon enough, Siddharth and Kanika's relationship went kaput and a source close to the family had then revealed, “Siddharth wants to concentrate on his career and his new venture (a pub-lounge in Pune). Pushing it ahead was a big decision for both the families. Priyanka is also not in the country at the moment and the wedding cannot take place without her." (Also Read: Shakti Arora's Wife, Neha Saxena Posts A Heartfelt Wish For Her 'Special Man' On His 33rd Birthday)
After dating each other for 3 years, Kanika Mathur and Siddharth Chopra had decided to settle down. Apparently, the now ex-couple were to tie the knot in Goa and Siddharth had also gone to oversee the wedding preparations. Sharing an update about the same on his Facebook page in December 2014, Siddharth had written, "Wedding plans. Early Morning flight to Goa." However, a few weeks later, another post from his account, which had left everyone confused said, "Single. Ready to mingle. Go Goa Gone. Wish everyone a very happy 2015."
Coming back to Ishita Kumar, she is trying her best to gather her life and move on. After landing herself in a job in London, Ishita is trying her best to get her life back in shape. And hence, it was on Mother’s Day 2019, when Ishita took to Instagram and posted a heartfelt note for her mother, thanking her for being there in all the trying times. She wrote, “Happy Mother's day Mom You've always been so strong and supported me in all my decisions, Specially in the past 1 month Always grateful for your blessings and support.” To which, her doting mommy replied, “I will always be there for you.. To support you n help you in moments of distress n take you out of trouble.. Unconditionally.”
It was long after speculations were slowly converting to confirmations that Siddharth Chopra and Ishita Kumar’s wedding has been called off, when the former’s mother, Dr Madhu Chopra had finally confirmed the same. In an interview with SpotBoyE, the star mommy had shared, “My son Siddharth said he was not ready for marriage yet. He explained he needed more time." Another source close to the family has shared with the same portal, “This arranged marriage was being pushed a bit in haste.” Earlier, confirming Siddharth and Ishita’s cancelled wedding, Madhu ji had shared with Pinkvilla, “The wedding had been mutually called off.” (Must Read: Saumya Tandon Says She Won't Compromise On Breastfeeding, Will Shoot Less And Nearer Home)
After witnessing Ishita Kumar and Kanika Mathur’s friendship, have you ever been friends with your ex’s ex? Keep us posted!