By Arushi Nanda Last Updated:
The wedding day is as special for a groom as it is for his bride. And, just like the bride, he too gives special attention to what he wears and how he looks on this day. Apart from his perfectly fitting, richly embroidered sherwani and complementing mojaris, two things that certainly make him stand apart from the rest of the crowd are- safa and kalgi.
Safa is the stylish turban that the groom wears and kalgi is the ornament that he wears on it to complete his royal look. Let us show you the safas and kalgis that our handsome Bollywood grooms wore on their wedding day to give you some amazing ideas. Here are our top picks:
Well, the most ornate safa of all the Bollywood weddings belongs to Junior Bachchan. He got married to Aishwarya Rai in 2007. It was a white and gold brocade safa, which matched the colours of his sherwani, and was draped in a very royal fashion- nothing less than that of a king.
His kalgi was the star of the show though. It had very elaborate kundan work on it, with a big green stone hanging from the centrepiece, which perfectly matched the green haar (neckpiece) he was wearing. It seems that when it came to creating a perfect look Jr. Bachchan was as much on top of his game as his Miss World bride. After all, he knew that the whole world would be watching them quite closely!
Riteish and Genelia married each other after being together for almost a decade. For such a special wedding, Riteish looked every bit like the prince that every girl dreams of! He paired his golden sherwani with a red and gold safa.
He opted for a stone studded paisley-shaped kalgi, with emerald green stones in it. Completing his traditional look was a Mundavalya, and simply looked perfect!
Want to revisit the wedding journey of this made-for-each-other Bollywood couple? Then, read: Beautiful Wedding Story Of Genelia And Riteish Deshmukh
It may not be his first wedding, but he sure does know how to rock the style and own it the Pataudi way. Every bit of his safa oozes royalty. He chose a bright gold safa to go with his sherwani as well as the sharara that Kareena Kapoor wore.
His kalgi was a diamond-studded piece with two prominent red stones. And, the light feather on top, added further to his royal look.
Did you know that Saif and Kareena had one of the most expensive Bollywood wedding celebrations? If you want to know who else made it to the list, then read: 6 Most Expensive Bollywood Celebrity Weddings That Will Leave You Stunned
Vivek Oberoi married Priyanka Alva in 2010. His entire look was as extravagant and royal as his wedding itself. His safa was not plain like most of the other celebrity grooms. It was made with red velvet fabric, and had gold embroidery work on it.
Vivek’s kalgi was a golden piece with kundan work, which also had stones in red and green in it. And a white feather on top completed his royal look for the wedding day. We absolutely loved how perfectly it was co-ordinated with his bride, Priyanka’s maang tikka.
Recommended Read: 7 Trendy Accessories That Every Indian Groom Must Have
The young film producer tied the knot with the gorgeous Dia Mirza in 2014, in a grand celebration that took place in Delhi. His entire wedding look was in off-white to match the gorgeous earthy tones of Dia’s outfit. His safa was a plain white turban and the kalgi had green stones in it to co-ordinate with Dia’s outfit. It was simple yet thoughtful, don’t you agree?
Kunal Kemu and Soha Ali Khan tied knot earlier this year. Keeping with the muted pastel colour theme of wedding, Kunal preferred a silk safa in a very subtle shade of coral pink, with golden border.
His kalgi was unique. It was star-shaped and had a small red stone at its centre along with feathers on top and a red drop stone at the bottom. The look was essentially classic and royal. He looked every bit of the perfect prince for a lovely princess.
Shahid Kapoor broke a million hearts when he married Mira on July 7, 2015. He kept his look traditional, but still had his charm. He wore two safas on his wedding day. He wore a bright yellow and pink turban for the traditional Anand Karaj ceremony, which provide an amazing contrast to his subtle white kurta pyjama.
And for the party that was held immediately after the wedding was solemnised, he wore a simple maroon safa, which again provide a contrast to his ivory achkan. Going with the laidback and subtle look of his outfit, Shahid did not opt for a kalgi.
Looking at these Bollywood celebrity grooms in their rocking safas and kalgis, we are sure you must have got enough inspiration for yours as well. The key is that it should complement your attire and make you look like royalty!
The application of sindoor on the forehead by married women has been a part of the tradition since centuries. Since it is one of the solah shringaars (16 Indian bridal adornments) that a married woman is supposed to wear, why not do it right? Here are some ideas for youRead More