Written by Anuradha Kathore, CNN London, CNN
This is the fourth in a series of reviews on the international news coverage of the Indian wedding season
The Great North Indian Winter Wedding Season kicked off last week with the wedding of Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal.
Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif at the wedding of Sanjay Gupta and Sakshi Sharma in New Delhi. Credit: STRDEL/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The couple’s nuptials marked the end of one of India’s most buzzed-about courtships.
The film “Phantom,” which tells the story of the 2012 attacks on Mumbai’s luxury Oberoi Hotel, was inspired by a real-life siege in which terrorists stormed the hotel in the country’s financial capital, killing 166 people.
The cast, along with director Kabir Khan and actor Saif Ali Khan, joined Kaif, who dated Khan between 2008 and 2013, at the wedding.
The wedding left “Phantom” writer and director Kabir Khan and actor Saif Ali Khan among the guests. Credit: STRDEL/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The wedding’s location, the royal palace of Okhla, near New Delhi, had all the makings of an international blockbuster.
The invitation dress code was no less extravagant. Guests were welcome to come in tuxedos, gowns or kurta-pyjamas (something like Indian clothes for women).
There were also different options for men and women, with men dressed as Indian khadi (a traditional woven fabric.)
Guests looked to the Gods as they arrived. Credit: STRDEL/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The wedding also celebrated the love story of the couple.
During the ceremony, “Phantom” director Kabir Khan reportedly wore white pajamas made by Arpita Khan Sharma, Kaif’s sister.
A magical yet heartbreaking pic of Katrina Kaif with her beautiful sister.
Before the wedding
The journey of Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal’s wedding is one for the history books.
They’ve worked together for “Phantom” and now they’ve tied the knot!
The epic romance was shared on social media throughout the day with many celebrities commenting about the wedding.
Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif after the wedding. Credit: STRDEL/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Vicky Kaushal was a mere 30 minutes away in New Delhi when the wedding was finalized.
He took to Instagram to post his congratulations to his new wife.
The wedding photos made the front page of many Indian newspapers.
The rest of India
Once the pomp of the wedding was over, Kaif and Kaushal returned to Mumbai, where they are expected to live for the next decade.
They now have their eyes set on the gold marquee of their home, with the designer the former Miss World and now Bollywood superstar looking forward to a wedding for another beauty queen.
Christina El Moussa and Ant Anstead’s wedding in July. Credit: Chloé Blackwood/Wenn
Contrary to the romance of the couple, their home was marred by abuse from their nanny.
“My nanny’s abusive behavior towards her employee, and myself, which resulted in my leaving the home, in turn had serious consequences for the abused and the mutual employer because this directly impacted the income that both parties depended on for their individual sustenance,” Kaasi said.
Kaif’s nanny, 26-year-old Nupur Talwar, was arrested and later released on bail after the star said she “left the home due to severe physical and mental abuse of my employee.”
There’s no word yet on a date for the wedding of Anand Ahuja and Amruta Fadnavis.