Rangoli is getting married to her longtime boyfriend, Delhi businessman Ajay Chandel, mid-May, and star-sister Kangna Ranaut couldn’t be happier. Back-to-back shoots have kept Kangna, who’s presently filming Double Dhamaal at Mehboob Studio, from taking a more active part in the pre-wedding arrangements but she has no complaints.
“The wedding will be in Manali and about 50 relatives have already gathered at home in Himachal Pradesh to take care of all the details and ensure that it’s a grand affair,” she says confidently, admitting that all the little things she’s picked up for Rangoli during shoots abroad will now go into her trousseau.
Meanwhile, Kangna’s recent release, Tanu Weds Manu, has become the flavour of the wedding season this year. The ‘Kajra mohabbatwala…’ chartbuster from the 1968 Biswajeet-Babita starrer Kismet that was picturised on Kangna in the movie is a must-play for the ‘baraatis’ (grooms party). Her accessories from the ‘maang tilak’ and armful of bangles to the ‘jadau jhumkas’ (ear-rings), are a must-have for brides. And even her wardrobe, including the low-back ‘kurtas’, net saris and flouncy ‘ghagras’ designed for her by Reza Sharaffi in vibrant greens, reds and purples are a rage. “I’m told everyone wants dresses like those in the same combos,” she says.
Kangna who is a stylist herself with aspirations to bring out her own designer line someday and handy with tips for ‘badly dressed’ friends, has handed over the baton to her Tanu Weds Manu designer. “Reza is designing Rangoli and my clothes for the wedding,” admits the actor who is working round-the-clock so she can fly down to Manali in time for the ‘mehendi’ ceremony, the ‘sangeet’ and of course, the ‘shaadi’ of her much-loved sister who despite what could have been a life-changing acid attack on her by a spurned suitor, has been a sweetly smiling and steadying presence in Kangna’s life in the last few years.
Meanwhile, there’s talk of a Tanu Weds Manu sequel but Kangna denies the speculations. “I’m working with Anand Rai on another film I’m really excited about it but it’s not Tanu Weds Manu part 2,” she asserts adding that even her forthcoming Happy New Year is not along the same lines. “Even though it has Sunny Deol it’s not a typical Punjabi drama set in small town India. It’s a beautiful love story of two strangers who meet one night.”