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Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma wedding reception: PM Modi blesses newly-weds, cricketers attend. See pics, videos

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s wedding reception in Delhi on Thursday was a star-studded event. As PM Narendra Modi attended and blessed the couple, Virat’s teammates were also in attendance.

bollywood Updated: Dec 22, 2017 09:51 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Virat Kohli,Anushka Sharma,PM Modi
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s Delhi wedding reception had PM Narendra Modi and cricketers cricketers Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina and Shikhar Dhawan in attendance. (AFP)

After getting married in Tuscany with just a select few, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood star Anushka Sharma hosted a celeb-studded wedding reception in Delhi on Thursday which had Prime Minister Narendra Modi in attendance. A few of Virat’s teammates -- both present and former -- also attended the stylish event. Virushka, as the couple is famously called -- will host another wedding reception in Mumbai on December 26.

Other than PM Modi, cricketers Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina and Shikhar Dhawan were seen at Delhi’s Taj Hotel on Thursday.Many other politicians and high profile businessmen also attended.

With a neatly-tied bun encircled in a mogra gajra, Anushka wore a traditional red and gold saree designed by Sabyasachi with a heavy palla and jadau jewellery; chuda and sindoor in place.

Virat appeared dapper in a black achkan and white churidaar and heavily embroidered shawl with golden border in black mojris.

Virat helped Anushka onto the stage as they posed for the shutterbugs as fans flanked the streets for the two.

Here are the latest updates from the wedding reception:

9:58 PM: Singer Gurdaas Mann is performing at the event. Many politicians and cricketers are among the audiences.

9:45 PM: Prime Minister gets pictures clicked with the guests at the event.

9:40 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is among the guests. A week ago, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have gone to his office to invite him for the reception.

9:10 PM: The reception has a delicious menu that includes Rajasthani and sea food.

8:57 PM: There is a reason Sabyasachi is said to be the best Indian designer when it comes to planning outfits related to wedding. In an Instagram post, he emphasises on the importance of colour red in the bride’s clothes. Anushka Sharma’s red saree will remain etched in our memories for a long time.

8:55 PM: Virat Kohli’s choice of bandhgala is a smart choice as it combines comfort with elegance. Designer Sabyasachi has explained Virat’s outfit in a post on Instagram.

8:42 PM: In traditional attire, Anushka Sharma is looking very different from the characters she plays on-screen.

8:40 PM: Everything seems organised. The couple come out for the photo-op while the guests are enjoying an evening of good food and camaraderie inside the venue.

8:30 PM: Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have come out of the venue for the waiting photographers. The decor of the alfresco stage matched with the trousseau and sherwani they wore on their D-Day in Italy.

8:27 PM: A smiling Virat Kohli seems to be enjoying the attention. The stage glimmered with the decoration likened to a glass-studded palace in place and the burning white candles atop crystal fixtures added an old-wordly charm to the whole set-up in the fine crescent night.

8:25 PM: The ‘fort’ themed stage goes well with Anushka Sharma’s red saree. Like always, she is dazzling at the event.

8:10 PM: Media waiting for the power coupe at the venue. The reception is taking place at Delhi’s Taj Diplomatic Enclave lounge.

The media waiting for the star-studded affair.

8:15 PM: The stage is all set for the big event tonight.

Stage were Virat and Anushka will come for the photo-op.

8:20 PM: Anchor Payal Chadha announcing the arrival of the newly-wed couple for the media.

Anchor announcing the arrival of the newly-wed couple for the media.

Virat and Anushka’s wedding ceremony in Italy was attended by close friends and family and came as a surprise to fans. Both Kohli and Anushka released an official statement accompanied by a couple of pictures from the ceremony.

Anushka took to Twitter to confirm her wedding and wrote, “Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you. This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey.”

First Published: Dec 21, 2017 19:49 IST