Two of Bollywood’s biggest stars, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor, tied the knot in Mumbai on Thursday in an intimate ceremony attended by some of the greats of Indian cinema.
In one of India’s most hotly anticipated celebrity weddings of recent years, the Bollywood power couple cut cake and raised a toast to their marriage at the Vastu building, where they both own individual apartments. The couple wore outfits designed by Sabyasachi, a household name in India.
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt tie the knot in Mumbai, India, on April 14, 2022. Credit: Prodip Guha/Getty Images
Pre-wedding festivities began with a traditional Hindu ritual called Ganesh Puja at Kapoor’s Pali Hill house on Wednesday. The house and other properties owned by the Kapoors, including RK Studios, were decked with warm lights for the wedding celebrations. A Mehendi ceremony also took place, as is customary at Punjabi weddings.
Members of the media jostle for photographs and footage of guests arriving to attend a function ahead of Kapoor and Bhatt’s wedding. Credit: Rafiq Maqbool/AP
Both stars were born into families of prominent actors and directors. Bhatt is the daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and actor Soni Razdan, while Kapoor is the grandson of Hindi cinema legend Raj Kapoor and the son of actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh.
Ranbir Kapoor rose to fame through romantic comedies like “Barfi!” and “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani,” in which he starred alongside Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone, respectively. In 2018, he played actor Sanjay Dutt in the box office smash biopic “Sanju,” which went on to become one of Indian cinema’s highest-grossing movies.
Kapoor and Bhatt pictured at a promotional event for their forthcoming movie “Brahmastra” in New Delhi, India, in December 2021. Credit: Mayank Makhija/NurPhoto/Shutterstock
The pair recently finished work on their first joint acting appearance in the long-awaited Indian superhero movie “Brahmastra,” which is set for release later this year.
Kapoor first revealed that he and Bhatt were dating in 2018. Speaking to GQ India magazine at the time, shortly after they began filming “Brahmastra,” he said: “When I see her work, when I see her act, even in life, what she gives is something that I’m aspiring to for myself.”