Is Vidya Balan getting married this month? Maybe, but don’t expect an invitation. That’s because Vidya and her beau Siddharth Roy Kapoor seem to be extremely particular about keeping it a low-key affair.
This isn’t surprising coming from the actress who has been fiercely protective of her privacy and who has till date not even acknowledged the relationship. But in a growing trend in the industry, the megastars with all the moolah to spend on a glamorous wedding have increasingly preferred to go for a private affair in their homes. In times of social media and paparazzi, and when the rest of the country’s wealthy still want a big fat wedding, Bollywood is showing, how to keep it simple.
Kareena’s father Randhir Kapoor in an earlier interview with us said, “Saif and Bebo wanted a private wedding since they are private people. As a father I would have loved to have gone all out and call everyone from the industry and family. We simply respected their decision.”
“The media and social networking has an overbearing presence. It makes celebrities feel like they are always under scrutiny, which at times tends to take the focus away from the wedding,” says a source.
Inviting just the closest friends and family may not go down very well with those who don’t make the list. Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi, Ajay Devgn and Kajol, Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra, and Aamir and Kiran Rao all tied the knot in strictly private affairs, though Riteish Deshmukh wed Genelia D’souza in one of the few big bashes in the year. A source says, “Being Vilasrao Deshmukh’s son, there was no way that Riteish could have settled for a small wedding. His father being a political figure had several obligations to meet.”