|A Dream Come True
An Exclusive On The Ajay-Kajol Wedding
She was glowing like a bulb, radiant and luminous in her beauty. Chanting her marital vows, loving every single moment of the occasion. Her dream was turning to reality. She had every reason to look like the happiest bride in the world. And he? He was loving every bit of it too. Only he seemed a little nervous, a little hassled. After all, he was biding adieu to his much-loved bachelorhood.
The 24th of February, 1999 witnessed the culmination of Ajay Devgan and Kajol Mukherjee's five-year-old long courtship as they tied the knot in a simple family wedding held on the terrace of Ajay's plush residence.
Just when the entire industry and the media world waited with bated breath expecting it to be one of the most lavish ceremonies to be held this side of town, it turned out to be quite a personal affair, where just about a hundred people were invited. Only the two families (both have big families), and very close friends of Ajay's and Kajol's were part of the celebration.
What was most amazing was that except for the Bachchan family, i.e. Amitabh, Jaya and Abhishek, there weren't any actors or actresses present. However, there were a few directors and filmmakers who made it to the occasion. Rahul Rawail, the man who launched Kajol in Bekhudi and of course her best pal Karan Johar, the director of the latest mega-hit Kuch Kuch Hota Hai were present. Amongst the others present was Kajol's cousin Sharbani Mukherjee. Strangely, Kajol's other cousin, Rani was missing.
Initially, since the media was informed that the wedding venue was to be a gurudwara in Juhu, many press cameras were seen crowding at that venue. There were many Ajay-Kajol fans ardently waiting for a glimpse of their favourite young couple. But sadly, both, the press and the crowd were left high and dry since the venue was changed at the last moment. Two reasons for that: One, that Ajay's grandmother passed away a few days earlier. Thus it couldn't be a grand occasion. And two, both the families knew that since the venue was publicly declared earlier, there would be huge crowds that wouldn't be able to be managed later. So, the wisest decision was to change the venue at the last moment and keep it secret.
One couldn't describe Kajol's happiness as she was going through the rituals to become Mrs. Ajay Devgan. Mom Tanuja and sister Tanisha (who flew down from Australia, where she's studying, for the occasion) too looked very happy for Kajol. Definitely the fact that Kads would not live in Usha Kiran anymore bothered the mother. But marriage and parting is a bittersweet fact of every girl's parents' life.
After the marriage ceremony was over, there was a small pleasant party on the same terrace. Simple but delicious food, soft music and softer people... The party went on till midnight.
After they're back, both Ajay and Kajol will be holding a grand reception where the entire who's who of the industry will be invited. And after all this, the two will be seen doing what they're best at, acting. Shooting for Ajay's, Prakash Jha-directed, Dil Kya Kare.
True love surmounts all odds, for sure. For instance many in the industry felt that it was a wrong move on Kajol's part to get married at her peak. But both Ajay and Kajol have always let their hearts rule their lives, and not be bothered by the rules of the society. For both, love precedes anything. We, at Stardust, salute people like these and wish them the very best in life. Always.
The next evening, the newly married couple left for their honeymoon for about fifteen days to visit exotic places in Europe and Central America. The two are said to be traveling by road to all the places since that's far more romantic. You bet it is!
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