Deepika-Ranveer get officially hitched in fiercely private ceremony at Italy's picturesque Lake Como
New Delhi: After months of will they, won't they, the wedding ceremonies of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh finally got underway in Italy's scenic Lake Como on Wednesday, but Bollywood's A couple kept things fiercely private leaving the celebrity media breathlessly waiting for any information at all.
In the best tradition of a celebrity wedding - think George and Amal Clooney maybe -the stars and their guests were ensconced in resorts tucked high above the lake ringed by snow-capped mountains while the paparazzi was stationed at a safe distance, hoping to catch a glimpse of the festivities.
Though the couple declared the wedding dates on social media in October after months of speculation, Deepika and Ranveer made sure the wedding itself was cloaked in secrecy.
As television channels and social media kept the wedding chatter going with distant shots of the villas, stray tweets and old photographs from their films together, reports came in that the wedding would stretch over two days and the main ceremony would be in Konkani tradition followed by Sindhi rituals.
While Deepika is Konkani, Ranveer is a Sindhi.
Unlike Bollywood's two previous weddings - Sonam Kapoor-Anand Ahuja in Mumbai and Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli in Italy - this couple gave the media no space to broadcast their love story 'IRL', 'in real time'.
"Such a stunning, gorgeous and beautiful couple. Nazar utar lo. Badhai ho. Love you both. Here is to a lifetime of love and joy," filmmaker Karan Johar said tagging the two stars.
Twinning in white, the actors, who have worked together in "Ram Leela", "Bajirao Mastani" and "Padmavati", were photographed at the Mumbai airport leaving for Italy on November 10 in a blaze of camera flashes.
According to reports, only 40 people, including Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Farah Khan, have been invited for the wedding.
With no guests allowed to post any photographs without the couple approving it, the media was left grasping at straws to feed a fandom thirsting for fly-on-the-wall accounts - and, in the absence of that, any titbit of information.