The image of Shahid Kapoor was that of an innocent looking fair young one. His face well-chiseled, his thick brows and lips and a sweet smile reportedly attracted most good-looking actresses. But obviously he was looking for a non-heroine. And he has got her now. But possibly his earlier Bolly heroine lovers’ curses had something to do with his reception venue getting swamped by rain and raucous crowd
The highly frenzied crowd had heard rumours of heroines like Vidya Balan, Kareena, Abhishek attending the function. So they just forged on. The venue, Oberoi hotel in Gurgaon had in the lobby very excited hotel guests and a huge crowd of his fans had occupied all possible vacant space around the hotel boundary.
Perhaps saving the star-studded guest list for their upcoming Mumbai reception, the guest list for Shahid and Mira Rajput’s reception in Gurgaon included names like actors Manoj Pahwa and Seema Bhargava, Pandit Birju Maharaj, and Shahid’s friends, designer Masaba Gupta, producer Madhu Mantena and choreographer Bosco.
The music being played was a mix of retro and classic Bollywood. Nothing was over the top and there was hardly any naach gaana at the do. Shahid chose a black bandhgala jacket for the evening, while Mira wore a cream outfit with a hint of gold. The see-through cape added a contemporary touch to the bride’s dress. The newlyweds were seen spending time with guests and clicking selfies, but their relatives were keeping a strict watch on all those who tried to click pictures without the couple’s knowledge.
Both devout Radha Swami followers Shahid and Mira sought Pandit Birju Maharaj’s blessings and clicked a few pictures with the dance maestro. He told us, “Neelima (Shahid’s mother) meri bahut purani shagird rahi hain, aur Shahid ko 11-12 saal ki umar se maine dekha hai. Usske saath main khela hoon aur usse naachte huye bhi dekha hai. Neelima ke liye bahut bada avasar hai.”
So, said an old Bolly character actor, one more bachelor, hitched. There is a dearth of eligible bachelors. Digressing a bit, many were disappointed that Shahid did not look Shahid of a few years ago, sweet faced, instead Shahid-Haider.