Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh tied the knot with Rukmini Sahay on February 9 in a grand ceremony in Udaipur. Family, friends and Bollywood celebs attended the functions.
The celebrations began on Tuesday, February 7 with the ring ceremony. Mehendi and sangeet functions were held on Wednesday, February 8 and the wedding took place on Feburary 9.
Attended by some 500 family members and close friends of Neil from all across the world, the four-day festivities resembled a Bollywood film being shot in Rajasthan. Neil looked every bit a Rajasthani prince in a maroon and golden sherwani, while Rukmini Sahay was gorgeous in an elaborate red lehenga.
The day was packed with activities, including the haldi and tel-banna ceremonies, and dance performances to banna-banni songs. The baraat procession in the evening started with Mukesh’s song Hum Toh Tere Aashiq Hain and Chand Si Mehbooba. Neil arrived in a red vintage car. His father Nitin Mukesh, who was also in the car, said, “I was praying to god to bless Neil for his new life. It’s an auspicious day for us.”
The varmala was solemnized in a failmy way, with a hydraulic stage that rotated as the couple exchanged garlands. Petals of 100kg desi gulab were showered on the couple. Shared Swati Agarwal who coordinated the event, “Neil wanted all the five elements of Mother Nature, so we kept everything in sync with it.”
Rishi Kapoor, Rajeev Kapoor and Pamela Chopra (wife of late Yash Chopra) were also present at the wedding. BR Chopra’s daughter-in-law Renu Chopra said, “I love the way everything has been organized here, especially the food. There is something different in Rajasthan ka khana, yahan ki chaat is just superb.”