WEB DESK: As much as the Bollywood weddings are known to be extravagant and beyond belief, with hundreds and thousands of dollars down the drain for a few days affair, some of the celebrities chose to make their big day a quiet ceremony.
Here is a list of some simple and low key affair celebrity weddings that were attended just by their family and friends.
1.URMILA MATONDKAR AND MOHSIN AKHTAR
Actress Urmila Matondkar, 42, married Kashmir-based businessman Mohsin Akhtar Mir on Thursday (March 3) afternoon in a quiet ceremony. The ceremony was a simple one devoid of any usual Bollywood strappings. Apart from Urmila’s close family members, the only person from B-town in attendance was her close friend designer Manish Malhotra.
2. RANI MUKHERJEE AND ADITIYA CHOPRA
Rani Mukherji and director Aditya Chopra secretly tied the knot on April 21, 2014 in a private ceremony in Italy. Though the couple never admitted to their romance, Rani was often a popular face at the Chopra residence. Aditya was initially married to Payal Khanna whom he divorced in 2009.
3. TWINKLE KHANNA AND AKSHAY KUMAR
4. HEMA MALINI AND DHARMENDRA
Bollywood’ dream girl is said to have fallen in love with Dharmendra on the sets of ‘Sholay’. They eloped to Khandala and got married in 1980. It is also believed that Dharmendra, who was already married had converted to Islam, in order to marry Hema.
5. PREITY ZINTA AND GENE GOODENOUGH
Actress Preity Zinta tied the knot with her US-based fiance Gene Goodenough in Los Angeles recently. Confirmation of Preity’s marriage came via a congratulatory message by veteran actor Kabir Bedi’s tweet. He tweeted: “HUGE CONGRATS my friend @realpreityzinta on your marriage to Gene in Los Angeles, City of Angels. Blessings!”
6. SANJAY DUTT AND MANYAT
The couple wed in 2008 in a private ceremony in Goa after being in a relationship for two years. Previous to this, Sanjay was married to Richa Sharma who passed away in 1996. He later married Rhea Pillai in 1998, but the couple divorced in 2005.
7. SRIDEVI AND BONEY KAPOOR
Though Boney Kapoor was already married, he secretly tied the knot to Sridevi and divorced his first wife later. When Sridevi announced her marriage to Boney Kapoor, she was, reportedly, seven months pregnant