Anil and Sunita Kapoor’s extended family showed up in their best outfits for the low-key wedding of their daughter, film producer Rhea Kapoor, sister of Sonam and Harshvardhan Kapoor, to her longtime boyfriend Karan Boolani.
Although the Kapoors did not make any official announcements about this historic event in their family, the activity outside their home in Juhu on Saturday, especially the constant stream of arrivals in shiny cars, confirmed conversations on social media about the marriage. Saturday was apparently the last auspicious day for weddings before the start of the lunar month of Bhadra on August 23.
The newlyweds were seen leaving in a car quite late in the evening after their wedding. They were dressed simply and the wedding was said to have been a simple and “spiritual” affair. Unlike a Punjabi wedding, it was not preceded by nights dedicated to ‘mehndi’ and ‘sangeet’. Rhea Kapoor had no ‘mehndi’ on her hands, but she was sporting a striking engagement ring.
Check out these photos of Rhea Kapoor’s family arriving to celebrate her special day:
With Rhea Kapoor’s wedding being the buzz of social media, the Mumbai paparazzi have been gathering outside Kapoor’s house since the morning. When they clicked, Anil Kapoor came out earlier in the evening, wearing a midnight blue kurta and dhoti, flashing a big smile and posing for photos with hands clasped, with boxes of candy that he distributed to television photographers and videographers.
“It is a happy occasion and I am sharing this box of happiness with all of you,” he said, addressing the photographers. “Just like the way you guys sent good wishes and blessings to my eldest daughter Sonam, give the same blessings to my Rhea as well. Thank you very much for your support.”
The arrival of Sonam Kapoor, looking perfect in a photo in a sparkling light blue outfit, along with her shoe designer husband Anand Ahuja, looking stylish in Jodhpurs, got the paparazzi nervous.
Others seen entering the Kapoor’s Juhu residence included Rhea Kapoor’s grandmother, Nirmal Kapoor, her uncles Boney and Sanjeev (who came with his wife Maheep, who was most recently seen in ‘Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives’, and his son Jahaan), and his aunt Reena Marwah with her husband Sandeep.
Rhea Kapoor’s cousins were around in full force to boost the glam quotient. Among them was a stylish Arjun Kapoor, who looked visibly different after his exercise regimen with kickboxing champion Drew Neal, Anshula, Shanaya and Khushi. Also seen entering were Mohit Marwah, actor son of Reena and Sandeep Marwah, and fashion designers Masaba Gupta and Kunal Rawal.
Rhea, who is the youngest daughter of Anil Kapoor and his costume designer wife Sunita, is known for producing such films as Aisha, Khoobsurat, and Veere Di Wedding. On Saturday, it was time for ‘Rhea Di Wedding’. Karan Boolani has been working with the production house of Anil Kapoor and most recently co-directed the Netflix series Selection Day based on the novel of the same name by Aravind Adiga.
Parallel to the news of the breakdown of the marriage, the images of Karan Boolani and Rhea Kapoor are seen much more on social networks. In her latest post on her official Instagram account, Rhea wrote: “I really believe that the secret to being loved is loving. The secret to being interesting is being interested. And the secret to having a friend is to be a friend. “
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