Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor got married in an intimate ceremony in Mumbai

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor got married in an intimate ceremony in Mumbai

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN

Contributors Manveena Suri, CNN

Two of Bollywood’s biggest stars, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor, tied the knot in Mumbai on Thursday in an intimate setting ceremony in the presence of some of the greatest of Indian cinema.

In one of India’s most anticipated celebrity weddings in recent years, the Bollywood power couple cut the cake and toasted their wedding at the Vastu building, where they both have individual apartments. The couple wore outfits designed by Sabyasachi, a household name in India.

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt got married in Mumbai, India on April 14, 2022.

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt got married in Mumbai, India on April 14, 2022. Credit: Prodip Guha/Getty Images

The pre-wedding festivities began on Wednesday with a traditional Hindu ritual called Ganesh Puja at Kapoor’s house in Pali Hill. The house and other properties owned by the Kapoors, including RK Studios, were adorned with warm lights for the wedding celebrations. A Mehendi ceremony was also held as is customary at Punjabi weddings.

The timing of the wedding had been shrouded in secrecy, with none of the stars revealing their date. But speculation about the impending nuptials had been rife since Tuesday, when images showing Kapoor’s Mumbai home decorated with lights surfaced on social media, according to CNN News-18 affiliate.
Members of the media are scrambling for photos and footage of guests arriving to attend a reception ahead of Kapoor and Bhatt's wedding.

Members of the media are scrambling for photos and footage of guests arriving to attend a reception ahead of Kapoor and Bhatt’s wedding. Credit: Rafiq Maqbool / AP

Kapoor and Bhatt are both among Bollywood’s highest-paid actors, with the latter named eighth – highest-ranked woman – in Forbes India’s latest Celebrity 100 list, which puts their joint earnings in 2019 at nearly $14 million. dollars.

Both stars were born into prominent acting and directing families. Bhatt is the daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and actor Soni Razdan, while Kapoor is the grandson of Hindi film legend Raj Kapoor and the son of actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh.

Kapoor’s cousins, actresses Kareena and Karisma Kapoor, and filmmaker Karan Johar, who refers to Bhatt as his daughter, were among those pictured at the wedding. Sisters Kareena and Karisma wore sarees designed by Manish Malhotra.

Ranbir Kapoor rose to fame through romantic comedies like “Barfi!” and “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani,” in which he starred alongside Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone, respectively. In 2018, he played actor Sanjay Dutt in the biographical film “Sanju”, which became one of the highest-grossing films in Indian cinema.

Meanwhile, Bhatt has appeared in several hit films since his debut in ‘Sangharsh’ in 1999, including ‘Raazi’ and ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’. His 2019 film “Gully Boy” was selected as India’s entry in the Best International Feature Film category at the 92nd Academy Awards.
Kapoor and Bhatt pictured at a promotional event for their upcoming film

Kapoor and Bhatt pictured at a promotional event for their upcoming film ‘Brahmastra’ in New Delhi, India in December 2021. Credit: Mayank Makhija/NurPhoto/Shutterstock

The couple recently wrapped up work on their first joint appearance in the long-awaited Indian superhero film “Brahmastra,” which is slated for release later this year.

Kapoor first revealed that he and Bhatt were dating in 2018. Speaking to GQ India magazine at the time, shortly after he started filming ‘Brahmastra’, he said, “When I see her working , when I see her acting, even in life, what she gives is something I aspire to for myself.”

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