Are they seeing each other? Will they marry? When will they marry? Anyone who’s even faintly interested in the gossip that emerges from Bollywood has been wondering about the relationship between actor Rani Mukerji and media-shy filmmaker Aditya Chopra for many years.
Well, according to an insider from Yash Raj Films (YRF), Rani and Aditya have been married for several months now. The wedding apparently took place around Diwali last year.
“They didn’t want people to know they are married because Rani has two films releasing this year (Talaash and Aiyya),” says our source. “The news of their wedding might hamper the prospects of the films. They will declare their marriage after the movies release.”
According to insiders, the staff of YRF see Rani as very much part of the Chopra family. “Everyone in YRF addresses her as Bhabhi (sister-in-law),” says our source. “She keeps an eye on the studios and make-up rooms as though they were her own home, and also keeps the YRF employees on their toes.”
The couple recently celebrated Rani’s birthday in London, where the cast and crew of Yash Chopra’s untitled film have been shooting for the past month, adds our source. “Rani cut her birthday cake there with Adi. They kept it a very private affair. Only Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif were invited,” says the insider.
During the film’s shoot, says our source, the couple stayed together at the Four Seasons Hotel, unlike the rest of the unit which was put up at the nearby Washington Mayfair Hotel.
This is Aditya Chopra’s second marriage. The filmmaker and his first wife, his high school sweetheart Payal, divorced in 2009. Despite several attempts to contact Aditya and Rani, they both remained unavailable for comments.