Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt planned a wedding in South Africa, says Neetu Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt tied the knot last month in one of Bollywood’s most anticipated weddings. They tried to keep the wedding details secret until the last day. Neetu Kapoor, the groom’s mother, had finally confirmed the day before the wedding that it was scheduled for tomorrow. Almost a month after the ceremony, Neetu discussed the wedding in detail and explained the secrecy surrounding it. Read also| Alia Bhatt shares a photo with her two “beautiful” moms Soni Razdan and Neetu Kapoor on Mother’s Day
It was previously revealed that Ranbir and Alia were planning to tie the knot in 2020. Neetu has now said they wanted to have a destination wedding in South Africa, but ended up having a ceremony on their own terrace.
She told Film Companion: “They said ‘we don’t want a circus, we don’t want to tell anyone, we just want to do it.’ The circus before that, with the memes and stuff like that, it gets scary. So we kept it very, very quiet, it looks like it’s an engagement. We couldn’t even go shopping, there were a few people who were designated to pick up and drop off because if we go there everyone will know the wedding is taking place. We were in a box we couldn’t do anything. But of course everyone learned once the lights lit up and the Sabyasachi outfits arrived. Read also| Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt wedding: Sabyasachi outfits arrive at the venue; fans have questions about the taxi delivering them
Neetu recalled that the whole wedding, including the pre-wedding festivities, was like a dream. She also revealed that there were 40 wedding guests and 40 friends at the wedding reception afterwards. She also talked about the surprise performance she gave for Ranbir and Alia, for which she was joined by Riddhima Kapoor, Samara Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Rima Jain and others.
The actor said he prepared the performance in one day, which included songs Mehendi Hai Rachnewali, Dholida, Cutie Pie. The last song was Tenu Leke Main Javanga, which is the stage she, Ranbir and others perform in a candid mehendi image.
She added, “Everything was beautiful. The best part was that the baarat – it was from the fifth to the seventh floor. We were doing bhangra in the passage, we were just going crazy. I wanted to have a ghodi (baarat horse) and all that, but they also felt that if the ghodi would come, then the paps would come. So I said forget it. Ranbir and Alia had planned so much that “we’ll go to South Africa, we’ll go have a reception”, and finally, where did they do it? At their home. For two years we had been planning to go here, and we were looking at pictures. We were going absolutely crazy. But it was the best, and she looked so beautiful.
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor got married on the balcony of their Bandra Vastu home on April 14. Only family members and close friends attended the ceremony.