Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, daughter of the veteran actor Anil Kapoor, is set to marry her long-time beau, Delhi-based businessman Anand Ahuja, whom she has successfully denied of being anything special to her till date, in Mumbai on May 8 and social media is flooded with their schedules and stuff that has substantially nothing to do with you and me, even if we were attending it.
If you’re interested in those intricate details like who’s attending, not attending, wearing what, gifting what, you may want to stop reading this article here and head straight to your social media timeline and be shoved with scoops more than your expectations by Pages/Profiles you’ve liked/followed for “news”.
This read will tell you what a publicist will not be paid to promote and saffron senas will not pay anyone to speak in favour of.
Here are the five ways in which Sonam’s wedding is not just uber cool but also defies Indian stereotypes, some of them Bollywood itself propagates in its multi-crore makes (Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, anyone?) –
Celebrations Followed By Death
The legendary Bollywood star Sridevi, who was married to Boney Kapoor, Anil Kapoor’s elder brother, passed away in February this year and in less than three months the Kapoor household is ready to host its first next-gen wedding.
In India, there are usually no celebrations in the first year of a closed one’s death because as per Dharma Shashtra and Garuda Purana, the soul of the dead is earth-bound for the next one year.
Forget skipping celebrations of any nature, there’s a full-fledged wedding in the Kapoor khandaan.
Bring on the hashtag Sonam Ki Shaadi!!
Step Siblings? So What?!
Arjun and Anshula Kapoor are children of Boney Kapoor and his first wife Mona while Jhanvi and Khushi are from Boney-Sridevi marriage. They are step brothers and sisters who may or may not be that close to each other but still seen together at family events, latest being Sonam Kapoor’s wedding.
Now, imagine this scene at a common Indian wedding. It’s NOT normal at all!
No matter how many live-ins or step relations one has in India, it is certainly not entertained at a family get-together where the planet relative rules and decides the destiny of one and all.
And, this planet must be hailed in order to keep the sanctity of the society.
Sonam’s household doesn’t give a fuck to that, obviously.
Groom At Pre-Wedding Functions
Groom not allowed to meet bride in the prelude to the wedding? Says who?! Not the Kapoors, at least.
Are you that ancient to believe that the groom must not meet the bride before their marriage for it’s considered inauspicious. Or may be it’s not your fault. Bollywood is to blame.
Surprise! Surprise! Anand Ahuja is present in all of Sonam’s functions and the proof is floating on your timeline even if you didn’t ask for it.
Number of fucks given to the Indian traditions and customs? Zero.
Wedding Not At Bride’s Home
This is something quite obvious and common. The Indian pre-marriage and marriage functions usually take place at the bride’s own home where she resides and not anywhere else, unless there’s a modern choice of a destination wedding.
But, guess what? Sonam is tying the not with Anand at her aunt’s place.
There could be a plenty of reasons and it’s totally okay if you don’t agree with any. May be the décor of her house didn’t match with the wardrobe for her special day. Let’s not contemplate.
But please, you stay stuck with your old beliefs. They aren’t invited at #SonamKiShaadi.
Back To Business
If only honeymoon could happen before marriage in India, the couples here won’t bother to go through the herculean task of getting both the families to love each other as much as they do.
Any day better to not discuss how an Indian marriage is designed to look like a licence to have legal sex in India and that’s pretty much the man-made belief the society has been smoking to satiate its addiction of hypocrisy and pseudo definitions of rights and wrongs.
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja will be back to work as soon as the curtains draw to their marriage celebrations because unlike ordinary Indian couple who has to bear the societal deprivation of intimate moments before marriage, these guys have dated and holidayed together lot many times before their D-Day.
A deferred honeymoon in October-November is reported to have been planned by soon-to-be-wed couple.
And hey! Hope you’re not wondering if Sonam Kapoor will change her surname to Ahuja or not… Because, no matter how much a spendthrift she may appear to be when it comes to her wardrobe, she doesn’t seem to be someone who’d spend her precious fucks on THAT.