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Surely we dream of having a fairytale wedding, but more than that, we are excited for our best friend getting married. From wondering what you'll be wearing at the wedding to being happy for your BFF, there's no other event in one's life which is as emotional as the best friend's marriage. 'Dholak Mein Taal Hai, Payal Mein Chhan Chhan, Ghoonghat Mein Gori Hai, Sehre Mein Saajan, Jahan Bhi Yeh Jaayein, Bahaarein Hi Chhaayein, Yeh Khushiyaan Paayein, Mere Dil Ne Dua Di Hai, Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai…' Samantha Akkineni can indeed relate to the lines of this song as she is the happiest today with her BFFs, Rana Daggubati and Miheeka Bajaj getting married. (Also Read: Real Brides, Chaitali And Cchesshta Share Their Lockdown Wedding Tale, From Precaution To Experience
It was on May 12, 2020, when Rana Daggubati had confirmed that he's taken and had introduced his soon-to-be 'better'-half, Miheeka Bajaj, giving a pleasant surprise to his fans. Posting a loved-up picture with Miheeka, Rana had announced that he’s taken and had broken millions of hearts with his caption, "And she said 'yes' #MiheekaBajaj”. Soon, his post flooded with congratulatory messages and wishes for the couple. But the first one to comment on the picture was his BFF, Samantha Akkineni. Expressing her excitement, Samantha had commented, "Dead. died" followed by a heart emoji.
Rana Daggubati is all set to tie the knot with his fiancée, Miheeka Bajaj and ahead of the wedding rituals, the elated groom posted a picture with his father, Suresh Babu Daggubati and uncle, Daggubati Venkatesh. Rana proved to be a chilled-out groom in a beige kurta and golden printed mundu as he posed with his shades on and a victory hand-sign. Rana captioned it, "Ready". Ahead of the wedding, his BFF, Samantha Akkineni also posted a candid picture with Rana on her IG feed and expressing her excitement, wrote, "It’s time to celebrate you @ranadaggubati our rock star... #bigday #ranawedsmiheeka."
For the pre-wedding ceremony of Rana Daggubati and Miheeka Bajaj, Samantha Akkineni had stolen the limelight in her yellow Arpita Mehta three-piece ensemble including a short kurta, full-sleeved jacket and a pair of sharara-style trousers, which is a perfect pick for a day function. Samantha's outfit had mirror work with intricate colourful thread work and seashell tassels. She had kept her look minimal with a simple ponytail, nude lipstick and gave it a boho vibe with a seashell choker. (Also Read: Rana Daggubati's To-Be Wife, Miheeka Bajaj Wore Her Mother's Bridal Lehenga For Her 'Bhaat' Ceremony)
Samantha Akkineni never fails to grab attention for her sartorial picks and her love for recycling outfits became more evident when she had repeated her Sabyasachi outfit at Rana Daggubati and Miheeka Bajaj's roka ceremony, and had aced it like a pro. For the roka ceremony, Samantha had made for a perfect bahu by accessorising her look with a sleek mangalsutra. Earlier, Samantha had complemented her look with an uncut diamond and emerald choker set.
On August 6, 2020, Rana Daggubati and Miheeka Bajaj had their haldi and mehendi ceremonies. For the haldi ritual, Miheeka had opted for a Boho look and had picked a traditional yellow lehenga which she had paired with jewellery made of shells. Rana had complemented her in a traditional white shirt and dhoti. Rana and Miheeka's haldi pictures reflected nothing but happiness. For the mehendi ceremony, Miheeka had stunned in a pink lehenga and she had rounded off her look with a beaded maang teeka, big jhumkas, pink lips and open wavy hair.
In an interview with iFlickz, Rana Daggubati had once addressed his close relationship with his first cousin, Naga Chaitanya. Recalling childhood memories with him, Rana had said, “From childhood, I’ve been surrounded by my own siblings and cousins, a total of eight of us. Cousins are usually your first best friends and it’s been the same with Naga Chaitanya and myself. I’m the eldest cousin and he’s two years younger, so we’ve grown up together. We’ve confided in each other, we’ve shared secrets and learnt a lot from each other. My sister Malavika, brother Abiram and Naga Chaitanya, along with my uncle Venkatesh’s children, would all go on family vacations together. My sister is now married and has a baby. Slowly other cousins will get married as well. But our relationship with each other will not change. Even today I make it a point to have dinner with Naga Chaitanya a few times a week when we are in town together. We are growing up but not growing apart." (Also Read: Before Naga Chaitanya's Wedding With Samantha Akkineni, His Dad, Nagarjuna Gave Him This Cool Advice)
We can't wait to see Rana and Miheeka as bride and groom!