In wedding news of course Vidya Balan and Siddharth Roy Kapur tied the knot on December 14th 2012 in combined Tamil/Punjabi tradition in a bungalow in Bandra. It was a super private affair and they were only paparazzied once they left for Vidya’s Juhu residence. She wore her trusted favorite – a red Sabyasachi sari which she helped design herself. The juice I have however comes from a post-wedding party hosted by UTV head honcho Ronnie Screwvala in honor of the newly-weds at his Breach Candy residence the following week.
The A-List turn out included The Bachchans – Amitabh, Jaya, Abhishek and Aishwarya, Karan Johar, Anil & Sonam Kapoor, Rekha, Katrina Kaif, Arjun & Mehr Rampal, Arbaaz Khan, Sridevi & Boney Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Imran Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Kalki Koechlin, Anurag Kashyap, Simi Garewal, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Rajkumar Hirani, Prabhudeva, Rishi Kapoor, Boman Irani and Shah Rukh Khan who was the last to arrive at 1:45am. There are no pictures anywhere of this event because the photog community decided to boycott since they couldn’t score a good vantage point to shoot from (the celebrities were all driving in and the lane was too tiny.) *Awww* dear Mr. Screwwala next time pretty please lay out the red carpet so we can all enjoy the show!
Psst! I did manage to score a video of the wedding party, so check it out!
Aishwaraya Rai Bachchan has started making a comeback on the social circuit, if not Bollywood-wise just yet. I spoke to celebrity photog Atul Kasbekar (yes the Kingfisher Calendar guy) who also manages a lot of Abhishek and Aish’s endorsement deals and he made a good point. Aishwarya Rai has been working since she was 17-years-old!
So if she wants to kick back and enjoy a “normal” life it’s pretty understandable! For now we’ll just have to make do with her celebrity sightings and hope that she brings baby Aaradhya Bachchan a.k.a “Beti B” along! (Can you believe she’s already a year old?!)
This year kicked off again with awards season: Big Star Entertainment Awards, Zee Cine Awards, Color Screen Awards, Filmfare and Stardust. As expected Barfi! and Kahaani cleaned up with best actress honors going to mostly Priyanka Chopra and Vidya Balan while Ranbir Kapoor emerged victorious amongst the boys.
In the fashion rundown both Neha Dhupia and Anushka Sharma chose to wear Victoria Beckham to the Filmfare Awards while Priyanka Chopra picked a strapless satin Armani Prive gown in teal and Deepika Padukone wore cut out Prabal Gurung. (No prizes for guessing what Vidya Balan wore, yup Sabyasachi once more.) Personally I thought Alia Bhatt looked darling in a Manish Malhotra lehenga!
Me? I’ve had a pretty hectic month already and February promises to be no different! Coming up this month I’m off to Valencia, Spain with Rocky S. Neeta & Nishka Lulla at the South Asian Trade Fair 2013! Stay tuned for updates xoxo
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