With less than a week to go for Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt's wedding functions to being, the anticipation of fans is hitting a new high. The latest is that the actor has booked the banquet hall at his residential complex for seven to eight days. Contrary to reports, the wedding could happening at Ranbir's Vastu in Pali Hill and not the RK Bungalow in Chembur. A host of pre-wedding functions have been planned and the guest list is all set. As per tradition, there would be a mata ki chowki just like the one that the Kapoors held right before Riddhima's marriage.
"Neetu and her mother are from the Sikh religion and that's why, they always had an akhand paath before starting anything auspicious, while Rishi's family used to have a mata ki chowki before any new beginning. Naturally, before they got married, both the akhand paath and mata ki chowki were held at their respective homes. In fact, the Kapoors had held a mata ki chowki right before Riddhima's marriage, too," says film historian Bhawana Somaaya.
The noted film journalist, critic and author also marks similarities between the weddings of Rishi Kapoor-Neetu Singh and Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt. "There was a lot of speculation before Rishi and Neetu's wedding, too. People used to say, 'Will Rishi get married?' and others used to wonder, 'Will Neetu marry Rishi?' Ranbir and Alia's relationship hasn't had that kind of speculation but people have wondered if they'll settle down together or not only because their courtship has gone on for a long time. That's why everybody started wondering if they'll get married or not. With Rishi and Neetu the courtship wasn't as long, but people had doubts that their relationship would end up in marriage. You see, people at that time used to feel there was a big difference in the two families and their lifestyles. And yet, Rishi and Neetu got married with such ease. It was fantastic. And look at Neetu, she gave her full commitment to marriage and gave up her career. That was a huge decision on her part," she Bhawana Somaaya.
"With Alia, she was on the rise when she first met Ranbir. I really feel she rose to new levels as an artiste after meeting Ranbir. One good film after another started coming to her and it's not just that, even Rishi fell ill and Alia was around to take care of the family during that phase. It probably made a huge difference to their relationship," she concludes.
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