The Capital is playing host to one of the most awaited weddings of the year. Come January 19 and actor Asin Thottumkal will get hitched to Rahul Sharma, a business honcho, at Dusit Devarana. Honouring their respective religions, the couple will have a Christian (for Asin) as well as a Hindu wedding ceremony.
While the white-themed Christian wedding will happen in the morning at the makeshift church created in the hotel premises itself, a mandap is being erected on a water body for the Hindu ceremony at night. A source further tells us: “Both the ceremonies will be private. While around 50 guests are invited for the Christian wedding, the Hindu ceremony will be attended by 200 guests. In all likelihood, there will also be a private house party next day at Rahul’s farmhouse at Sonali Farms, West End Greens.”
Nishant Choubey, executive sous chef of the hotel, has elaborate plans. A special 10-tier vanilla-flavoured cake is being designed for the occasion. Post the Christian wedding, the guests will head to the hotel’s Chinese restaurant for lunch and Indian cuisine will be served at dinner, either in the lawn area or in the ballroom, depending on the weather. The food menu is strictly vegetarian.
While the food and venue is sorted out, designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee has taken care of Asin’s outfits. The actor will be seen wearing the designer’s creations at her wedding functions.
After the private wedding, a grand reception will be thrown in Mumbai on January 23. The invite for the reception was recently shared on Instagram by actor Akshay Kumar, who played Cupid for the couple.
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