After a court-ship of two years and an elaborate engagement ceremony last year, Vivian Dsena is now set to marry fiancée Vahbiz Dorabjee on January 7. And since they belong to different faiths (he’s a Christian and she’s a Parsi), they decided to have a court marriage.
The couple fell in love while working together in the TV show, Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani.
An excited Vahbiz says, “Today (Sunday) is my mehendi ceremony. There’s a small sangeet-like function too, as we had a proper sangeet during our engagement. We will have a court marriage on Monday. It will be simple. Later, there’s a grand reception in the evening. It will be followed by another reception in Ujjain, Vivian’s hometown, on January 10. We are also planning a cocktail party in Mumbai, but not immediately.”
Vahbiz will be wearing a red and golden lehenga with chudas and kaliren and is looking forward to the ceremony. Yet she feels like she is already married.
“I am enjoying all the rituals. It feels like a big, fat party. I am having a ball,” she says.
Friends of the couple including Karanvir Bohra and wife Teejay, the Meet brothers, Karisma Tanna, Munisha Khatwani, Siddhanth Karnick and Hanif Halal among others, will attend the wedding. Vivian will be dressed in a sherwani designed by Nitish Singh Chauhan and has been enjoying various rituals in Ujjain.
“We had a Ganpati and Mata’s puja, a haldi ceremony on Friday, and a mehendi ceremony. I put a bit of mehendi, not much. We will take my baraat to Pune,” he says.
A group of 35-40 people will travel in the AC coach booked by his mom, who works in the Railways. “Getting married is a different feeling as responsibilities increase and a man matures. A single man can do what he wants, but post marriage, you have to think about your family first,” he says.
Vivian adds that there are “no plans for a honeymoon” as of now. “I go back to resume my shooting for my show Madhubala from January 14.”