Balika Vadhu actor Sargun Mehta opens up about her big fat Indian wedding
Bride-to-be TV star Mehta talks about the numerous functions she has planned; couple to also have a Buddhist wedding ritual.tv Updated: Nov 26, 2013 15:35 IST
Although TV star Sargun Mehta is excited about her upcoming wedding, she is equally busy juggling two shows on the side. Thankfully, the makers of her serials — Balika Vadhu and Boogie Woogie — have both made adjustments in their schedules for her.
“My parents and Ravi (Dubey; fiancé) are being very supportive too; they’re doing most of the running around. I was supposed to take a break from December 1 to 14, but I’ll have to shoot for two days in between for Boogie Woogie,” says Sargun.
The bride-to-be has several lavish functions planned for her big, fat Indian wedding next month. “Ravi’s mehendi is on December 4 in Delhi. Then we head to Chandigarh for the paath function and my mehendi ceremony on the 5th, followed by the engagement and cocktail party on the 6th. The wedding is on December 7. Two receptions will be held in Delhi and Mumbai on the 9th and 13th, respectively,” she says, adding, “I’m going to be married soon… it hasn’t sunk in yet.”
Since Ravi is a practising Buddhist, the couple will also have a Buddhist wedding ritual. “On December 14, we’ll have a small ceremony with 40 or 50 close relatives and friends. They will chant for our happiness and talk about their experiences in life,” says Sargun, who met Ravi on the sets of 12/24 Karol Bagh two years ago. He proposed to her on national TV (on the sets of Nach Baliye 5) last year.
Ask Sargun which function she’s looking forward to the most, and she says, “The food and dancing will be the highlight. I just hope I can dance in my heavy dress.” As for the wedding trousseau, the actor has shortlisted options after several shopping sprees across Chandigarh, Delhi and Mumbai. “I’ll wear a purple and pink suit for the paath function; a red, yellow and green knee-length ghagra for the mehendi ceremony. For the cocktail, I’ll be in a silver and royal blue sharara and I’ll wear a maroon lehenga for the wedding. For the Mumbai reception, it’ll be a hot pink Indian gown,” she says.