Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone Konkani wedding: Inside details of the boat chase and the security drama
Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone Konkani wedding: The nuptials took place with heavy security in place before the mediapersons joined in to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds amid a dramatic boat chase.
The day had it all - tradition, glamour, ultra-luxury and a bit of showbiz drama in the end. The first day of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s two-day wedding extravaganza in Lake Como came to an end. Some seven hours after ceremonies began at the stunning Villa del Balbianello, the newlyweds emerged from the confines of the villa accompanied by their closest family. Earlier in the day the couple had been married in a traditional Konkani ceremony in keeping with Deepika’s background.
Waiting for the new couple was a vintage EURO 500,000 Riva Tritone luxury boat to take them to CastaDiva resort where they and their family and friends are staying. The captain of the vessel told us that he would be taking the couple back to CastaDiva in ultimate Italian luxury and style.
Guests attend the wedding of Indian Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh at the Villa Balbianello in Lenno, Como lake, northern Italy, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) ( AP )
Much to the dismay of the gathered handful of journalists waiting to catch a glimpse of the couple however, their entourage proceeded to cover up the couple in a number of black umbrellas as they boarded and settled into the boat.
As they took off, the journalists’ boats began following the couple only to be repeatedly blocked by security boats that cut in front and attempted to tip the chasing boats over. In a separate boat, a number of photographers who had appeared with the couple began chasing the journalists’ boats and taking photographs.
Security was extraordinarily tight as small powerboats manned by beefy security guards sailed round and round the smaller boat filled with journalists in order to unsettle and potentially tip them over. It was not a pleasant feeling to be rocked by the waves created by the security boats.
Prakash Padukone, left, greets guests attending the wedding of his daughter Indian Bollywood star Deepika Padukone to Ranveer Singh at the Villa Balbianello in Lenno, Como lake, northern Italy, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) ( AP )
Manna Shetty, wife of Bollywood actor Suneil Shetty, arrives to attend the wedding of Indian Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh at the Villa Balbianello in Lenno, Como lake, northern Italy, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) ( AP )
Earlier in the afternoon, with the chant of ‘Har Har Mahadev’ and ‘Ab Yeh Vivah Sampann Hua’, at 1.05 PM Italian time, Bollywood stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone were declared man and wife at the beautiful Villa Del Balbianello overlooking Lake Como in northern Italy.
Both the stars looked magnificent in traditional south Indian attire - Deepika in an elegant peach Sari with her hair tied in a severe bun while Ranveer wore a long cream coloured Kurta suit. According to a report in Mid-Day, singer Shubha Mudgal performed live as the actor walked down the aisle.
The Konkani ceremony stretched for more than 5 hours. The couple was surrounded by friends and family members dressed in white attires on the villa’s famous patio overlooking the lake. The venue was decorated with hundreds of white roses. At the same time a number of large boats were seen at the villas main peer in preparation to take the guests back to the luxurious CastaDiva resort across the lake from the Villa del Balbianello.
The guests at the venue ( AP )
Villa del Balbianello, the wedding venue in Italy. ( AP )
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First Published: Nov 15, 2018 08:56:21