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Ritesh-Genelia wed, as film and politics mingle (With Image)

Comments  Comments [ 21 ]    By India-Forums.com Staff | 03 February 2012 | 4:10pm

ritesh deshmukh and genelia dsouza

A beaming Genelia Dsouza was dressed as a Maharashtrian bride in a red-golden designer sari and dupatta while the groom Ritesh Deshmukh donned a cream sherwani for their wedding here Friday.

The traditional Maharashtrian style ceremony was attended by the 'Who is Who' of showbiz and politics.

Genelia, who belongs to a Mangalorean Catholic family, not only wore Nav-vari (nine yard sari), the traditional sari created by Neeta Lulla, she also sported a nose ring and tied the mundawali - a decorative strings of pearls - around her forehead.

Riteish, the younger son of former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, too sported a typical Marathi groom's attire - the sherwani, red turban and mundawali.

The lavish wedding was organised at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Santa Cruz and Bollywood stars and politicians turned up in large numbers to bless the couple. The 'bidai' is at 5.30 in the evening.

Designer Niska Lulla tweeted: "My sweetest @geneliad makes a gorgeous bride in @neeta_lulla wedding sari and styled by me."

Ken Ghosh posted a picture of the couple on Twitter and wrote: "These two are one! @Riteishd and @geneliad God bless ... oho Genelia doesn't need to change her twitter handle.

From Bollywood, Jaya and Abhishek Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Karan and Hiroo Johar, Kajol-Ajay Devgn, Sohail Khan, Indra Kumar, Ashutosh Gowarikar and his wife Sunita to Shweta Pandit, Sajid Nadiadwala, Maria Goretti, Jackie Shroff, Sajid Khan, Akshay Kumar, Hussain-Tina, Ashish Chowdhary and his wife Samita Bangargi, Sujoy Ghosh, Asin Thottumkal, and Sophie Choudry came to bless the couple.

Industrialist Anil Ambani's wife Tina too came for the high profile wedding.

Among the politicians, the guest list included names like the state Congress chief Kripashankar Singh, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chauhan and Aditya Thackeray, son of Shiva Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray.

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray, along with his wife, and Minister for Public Works and Tourism Chhagan Bhujbal too came for the wedding.

Riteish and Genelia first met while shooting for their debut film "Tujhe Meri Kasam" in 2003. They have been together for years but kept their affairs under wraps till recently.

Post-marriage, they have a new release coming up titled, "Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya".

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  • TheCaptain
    Date: 2/3/2012 1:33:27 PMTheCaptain

    Congrats! One of the best couples of bollywood! Sooo cute! Love ya both!

  • Pooja05
    Date: 2/3/2012 12:32:41 PMPooja05

    Congratulations to the just married couple. God bless you. May you be like this forever. Congrats once again !

  • shinyclassic
    Date: 2/3/2012 10:24:37 AMshinyclassic

    lovely couple,,,god bless them,,,wish them a happy married life...

  • ananya2000
    Date: 2/3/2012 9:07:58 AMananya2000

    WoW..Both Looks..so CooL
    Congrat..God Bless Both of U...
    Wish a Happy M Life..To Retesh-Genelia

  • cuttiee
    Date: 2/3/2012 8:17:47 AMcuttiee

    CONGRATZ to both of them...wish them a happy married life...!!!

  • nikki.171
    Date: 2/3/2012 8:09:46 AMnikki.171

    Genelia is Gorgeous! She luks amazing here wid dat smile of hers! Hope they live a long, happy married life and find the right path!

  • afia1987
    Date: 2/3/2012 8:02:31 AMafia1987

    i adore them mainly because they kept their affair a secret both look gorgeous.. bless them both

    can't wait to see pics plzzz

  • nikita_88
    Date: 2/3/2012 7:53:34 AMnikita_88

    This is called knowing people!

  • Gautam_Jennifer
    Date: 2/3/2012 7:38:46 AMGautam_Jennifer

    Awww amazing!
    im so happy for them and i love Ritesh <3 <3

  • honeydaisy
    Date: 2/3/2012 6:46:40 AMhoneydaisy

    good luck to the couple. may god bless them..

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