Popular television actors, Karan Patel and Ankita Bhargava surprised everyone when they announced their wedding. The two got married in a grand Gujarati style on May 3, 2015. With elaborate ceremonies and functions, the star-studded wedding celebrations of the duo kept the telly world quite busy over the weekend.
And, for all the fans of this gorgeous couple, here we bring the exclusive details of their beautiful wedding journey.
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Coincidentally, Karan already plays the role of Abhay Bhargava’s (Ankita’s father) on-screen son-in-law in the show, Ye Hai Mohabbatein. And, many people expected her father to have made this match possible. However, it was Karan’s another co-star from the same show, Aly Goni, who played cupid between the two.
In fact, when Karan was asked during one of his interviews if his reel-life father-in-law was the matchmaker, he replied:
“Not really. I have worked with Abhayji for a long time, but never thought that I would marry his daughter. Aly (Goni), my brother, confidante, friend and co-actor, brought the two families together. Our families arranged this match. I am happy that I have finally found my soul mate because I am already thinking of reasons to make her smile.”
And, in one of her interviews, Ankita too talked about how unexpected was it for her to be with Karan. She said:
“Karan is a beautiful person, and all this while, I had never met him at any party or even spoken with him often. Dad used to mention about his acting and work regularly at home, but I never thought that we would come together.”
Ankita’s father, Abhay Bhargava too expressed his happiness as he said during one of his interviews:
“Karan Patel is a great human being. I always wanted my son-in-law as Karan Patel and here my dream is being fulfilled. On screen, I play a role of a father-in-law to him; and I don’t believe that this reel character has turn into a real life character too.”
This cutesy couple had their roka ceremony March 14, 2015. Both of them looked stunning together in their colour-coordinated attires. While Ankita wore a maroon and gold floor touch anarkali, Karan sported a maroon velvet bandhgala jacket with black trousers. Needless to say, the two of them nailed it and looked like a match made in heaven. In case you want to look at the complete roka album of theirs, click here!
The couple had fun-filled pre-wedding celebrations that included a hen party, a cocktail party, sangeet and ring ceremony. And, here are all the details.
Ankita’s bachelorette party was organised by her friends from the telly world, Roopal Tyagi and Rishina Kandhari. Ankita looked pretty in a casual black and white dress. She also wore a beautiful veil and sash symbolic of her ending spinster days.
While initially it was an all-girls party, their guy friends too joined them later.
Karan and Ankita threw a cocktail party on April 30, 2015, in Trilogy Club, Mumbai. The star-studded event included a lot of their friends from the television industry. Here are a few glimpses of the evening:
Karan and Ankita had their sangeet as well as ring ceremony on May 1, 2015 at Novotel Hotel, Mumbai. Ankita wore an exquisitely embellished peach and sea-green lehenga that was selected by her mother-in-law. She completed her look with minimal makeup, sleek jewellery, and a simple hairdo. Karan too looked dapper in his shiny blue bandhgala jacket teamed up with formal trousers.
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The two exchanged rings as they danced on the romantic number, from the movie, Maine Pyar Kiya. Karan's co-actor, Anita Hassanandani posted their dance video on her Instagram account:
Karan also recited shayari for Ankita, which stole all hearts away. His co-star Aly Goni, also danced to Bollywood’s hot numbers, Tune Mari Entriyaan and Desi Boyz with him. Karan’s another co-star, Divyanka Tripathi, too had planned to perform on this occasion, but she had to drop the plan because of the foot injury that she had recently.
Apart from the entire crew of Ye Hai Mohabbatein and others from the telly world, Bollwyood celebs, Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor, Rakesh Roshan and his wife Pinky Roshan, Supriya Pathak with her daughter Sanah, were also seen at the sangeet ceremony. Here, take a look at the guests of the evening:
Initially, the couple was expected to have a destination wedding as Ankita had said in one of her interviews to Bombay Times:
“The wedding will take place on May 3, 2015. It will be a destination wedding. We are not disclosing the destination name right now but we will have a big reception party in Mumbai once we are back."
However, due to Karan’s busy schedule, they had to ditch this plan, and finally settled for a wedding in Mumbai. Ankita looked stunning in a gorgeous white and gold lehenga with red border, and Karan looked elegant in a magnificent sherwani. The wedding took place as per Gujarati traditions, and was attended by their close friends and family members.
Aly Goni posted a few videos of the beautiful wedding on his Instagram account. Here are some fun moments from the groom's baraat:
And, this is how the beautiful bride made entry to the wedding venue:
After the wedding, Karan thanked Aly on Twitter for making this match possible:
"Thanks to my brother @AlyGoni ... I start a new life with @AnkzBhargava .... We are happy and ALY is my #GodChild."
After the traditional and private wedding, the couple sealed their wedding celebrations with a starry reception in Mumbai. Ankita looked gorgeous in a stunning gold outfit and Karan looked dapper in a three-piece suit. The star-studded reception was graced by the presence of Aly Goni, Divyanka Tripathi, Krystle D'souza, Anita Hassanandani, Abhishek Rawat, Shruti Bapna, Mihika Varma, Neena K, Nivedita Basu and Mushtaq Sheikh, among many others.
When they tied the knot, there were reports that the newlyweds will go to Singapore for their honeymoon immediately after the wedding gets over. But that didn't happen because of Karan's professional commitments. And then, the much-awaited honeymoon happened after a year of marriage in July 2016. They went to London for their long-due honeymoon, and Karan even shared beautiful pics. Check out their honeymoon pictures here!
Team BollywoodShaadis wishes this beautiful couple a blissful married life ahead!