Actor Asin Thottumkal and Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma tied the knot in a twin wedding ceremony on Tuesday: A Christian ceremony in the morning was followed by Hindu pheras in the evening. A private post-wedding party will take place on Wednesday.
The morning wedding was a private event at Dusit Devarana, a resort hotel near Delhi, with only 50 people, family and close friends attending. It was followed by a vegetarian lunch at the hotel’s Chinese restaurant.
Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, who is in the Capital to promote his upcoming film Airlift, attended the events as the best man. Akshay was also the person who introduced Asin to Rahul. Delhi-based music group Elohim Worship performed at the wedding.
“It was a beautiful wedding. Everyone looked amazing. It was Asin’s idea to have a Catholic wedding. We all are very happy,” said a close relative of Rahul.
“Everything went great at the wedding. We played 2-3 songs. Asin looked beautiful in her white gown. We had a rehearsal yesterday,” said a band member.
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The evening ceremony started at 6.30pm and got over at 8:30pm. The venue of the wedding, hotel Dusit Devarana had tight security and only those who had the wedding invite were allowed inside the hotel. Mediapersons who had gathered outside the gate were told that the couple wanted a private wedding and thus no one from the press would be allowed inside.
Among the guests were Rahul and Asin’s close friends and relatives. The only person from the film fraternity was Akshay Kumar, who came in at 8:15 pm in a black tuxedo.
Asin, who had worn a Vera Wang gown for the church wedding, wore a Sabyasachi lehenga for the Hindu wedding. It was an outdoor ceremony, with the mandap being erected atop a water body. While initially the plan was to serve dinner outside, it finally happened indoors because of the cold. Indian cuisine was served and the menu was strictly vegetarian.
In an Instagram picture she posted earlier, Asin had mentioned that Akshay was to be the best man at her wedding.
The couple will host a reception in Mumbai on January 23, which will be attended by Bollywood stars.
A source further says: “Both the ceremonies are private. While around 50 guests were 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.”
A special 10-tier vanilla-flavoured cake was designed for the occasion. The menu of the events will be strictly vegetarian.
(With inputs from PTI)