Chintu & Neetu & their Forever

We keep hearing love stories where best friend turns lover these days. Do you know this is not something new.  History is witness of best friends/confidant turning into lovers and making a forever love story.

We are talking about Kapoor clan’s chocolate boy. Oh! No no no not Ranbir Kapoor, we are talking about his daddy cool. Yup, chocolate boy of his time, Rishi Kapoor and most sought after heroin Neetu Singh were each other’s confidant before they turned each other’s better halves.

Neetu Singh started dating Chintu (Rishi Kapoor) when she was just 14 years old (now I know where I got the courage from ;)). Neetu Singh was taking baby steps in the industry whereas Rishi Kapoor was already an established actor. They came together on-screen for the film “ Zehreela insaan” in 1974.

It was “not” love at first sight for them. In fact, Chintu, being Chintu, used to tease Neetu so much so that he would smear kajal on her face just after she finishes her makeup. Yup, that’s what best friends do and we still love them.

Their moment of realization came when Rishi Kapoor went abroad for the shooting of “Barood”. Before that, he was shooting with Neetu for “Kabhi Kabhi” . Within 2-3 days of his shooting, he sent her a telegram reading “ye sikhni badi yaad aati hai”. Fir kya, our Chintu found the love of his life.

Neetu’s mom wasn’t happy with their growing closeness as her daughter was just 14 years old and Neetu had just started her carrier. This was also the reason why they were also the reason why they were always accompanied by Neetu’s cousin on their dates.

But we all know Chintu ji won’t have let his dates be spoiled by “kawab mey haddi”. He dropped off Neetu’s cousin midway and picked him up on their way return…. Ahen smart move Chintu ji.

Their engagement was a surprise to them also. Rishi’s sister planned their engagement without them having any hint about it. Neetu had to be calmed down by a glass of bubbly drink offered by her best friend cum lover cum husband.

Rishi and Neetu tied the knot on 22nd Jan 1980 after 5 years of courtship. They had their share of ups and downs but they still stand strong and gave us Ranbir ;).

Vivid Love Story of Sunil Dutt and Nargis

A love story so vivid that can make any literature or cinema look drab.

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The story of Sunil Dutt and Baby Nargis.

It was in mid 1950s when Sunil met his long time crush on the set of “ Do Bigha Zameen” .

I guess it was a trend back then for girl to already be an established actress and for boy to be a struggler when cupid had to aim them. This was same for Nargis and Sunil Dutt as well. Baby Nargis was already shining bright whereas Sunil was still struggling to establish himself when he was aimed by cupid. But he did not rush to tell this to Nargis as she was already a star and there were rumours of Nargis and Raj Kapoor to be in a relationship.

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Sunil decided to keep calm and wait for his time. I guess he knew universe has already planned their union. It was on the set of “Mother India” when Nargis got trapped in a wild fire while shooting. Sunil Dutt, like a real hero, jumped to save her  and got himself burnt. This is when Baby Nargis fell in love with him.

 

For almost two weeks, until Sunil Dutt fully recovered, she was by his side and took care of him. This was the time period when the closeness between them increased. And they both fell in love with each other.

Sunil Dutt did not let her past effect their relation. In fact, he behaved as if Baby Nargis never had any past relation. They were so close to each other that Nargis could easily talk to him about her past with Raj Kapoor and future with Sunil Dutt without the fear of getting herself exposed.

“Sunil’s shoulder were always there for me to cry on, and also knew that his garments will absorb my tears and not scatter them out for people to make fun of me” – Nargis Dutt.

 

Who would not want to marry a person as loyal as Sunil Dutt. I am definitely not going to leave a person like that.

Sunil and Nargis got married secretly on 11 march 1958. As Nargis was playing his mother’s role in the movie “Mother India” which did not allow them to be open about their relation. Once the movie was released they gave an official reception and moved in together. It was one of the high class marriage of inter religion. Baby Nargis converted herself into hindu to be with him.

 

They lived a life full of love. Nargis Dutt passed away due to pancreatic cancer just three days before the release of her son’s debut film.

Sunil Dutt also passed away on 25th may 2005. But he left Sanjay Dutt, Namrata Dutt and Priya Dutt to carry on his legacy.

The Adorable Story Veeru & Dhanno!

On 21st August 1979, after breaking all the norms and fighting the world Bollywood’s dream girl (Hema Malini) tied the knots with the hunk Veeru ( Dharmendra). It was on the set of “ tum haseen main jaavan” in 1970 when macho Veeru and cinema’s dream girl fell in love with each other.

It was the time when Hema had already rejected many proposals such as Jeetendra and Sanjeev kumar’s. On the another hand Dharmendra was already married to Prakash kaur and had two sons, but nothing could stop him from falling in love with sita and geeta.

Their’s wasn’t an easy love story. It was as dramatic and as masaledaar as any of our Bollywood movie. Dharmendra’s wife, Prakash Kaur, wasn’t divorce him and being a hindu he could not have two wives. Therefore he turned himself muslim to marry his dream girl.

Initially, even Hema did not reciprocate to Dharmendra’s proposal, as she did not want to get involved with a married man. But they kept signing movies together. While shooting and spending time together on movie set they got close to each other. Hema remember falling in love with Dharmendra, they were shooting for the song “ jat yamla pagla diwana” it was his funny dance moves which took dream girl’s heart away.

 

Once, Hema and Dharmendra was shooting separately in Nasik and Banglore. Dharmendra, from Banglore, drove for 24 hours all the way to Nasik only to tell Hema that he loves her. Damn it, why wasn’t I born in that era??

Hema’s parents were not at all happy with their growing closeness. They decided to get her married to Jeetendra and took her to Madras for marriage ceremony. But somehow Dharmendra got this news and flew to Madras to get his girl. Like a hero he is, he gate-crashed her wedding and somehow convinced his dream girl not to marry Jeetendra.

That must have a really serious situation for them, but now that I imagine the situation, it seems like a scene from a comedy movie… I am sure they both  laugh on the situation too. 😀 gate-crashing a wedding and stealing dulhaniya… hahaha

 

Now they are happily living together, blessed with two beautiful daughters.

Jaya Bhaduri’s Angry Young Man <3

Isn’t Amitabh Bachchan not only our parents’ favourite but ours too?

Even at the age of 75 he has the personality which can steal everyone’s heart. But the only person who stole his heart and never gave back is Jaya Bhaduri, his binddri.

 

mmm… there was Rekha too but Jaya ji had a stronger grip :B .

 

On june 3, 1973 Jaya Bhaduri stole Amitabh Bachchan’s surname to make her’s forever. A time tested couple as Amitabh and Jaya got married in a span of few days as Jaya’s lambuji wanted to take her on London trip but his parents said ‘NO’ to the trip with a girl before marriage. So, he took a bigger step and decided to get married to her in a private ceremony.

 

They took the flight to London on the same day of their marriage. Oh God! How romantic…. Those were the days…. <3

 

Jaya Bhaduri was already a star when Amitabh Bachchan saw Jaya ji first time on a cover of a magazine. But they were first introduced to each other officially by Hrshikesh Mukherjee for the movie ‘guddi’. Call it serendipity as Jaya ji matched all the features of his dream women.

 

But but but .. it was Jaya ji who realized it first that she has started to develop feeling for him.

 

It was on the set of “Ek nazar” when cupid stuck Amitabh ji too with Jaya’s arrow.

The royal couple of Bollywood tied the knots in an appartment of jaya bhaduri’s family friend at Malabar hill. Their wedding was blessed by their close friends & family.

 

Like everyone else their marriage was also hit by tsunami waves but they stood rock solid and crossed the ocean of hurdle and now they are on safe island.

We don’t wish anything but a life full of love, success and health for Big B & jaya ji.

Wedding Story of Dilip Kumar & Saira Banu

Has it ever occurred to you how your dad’s favourite actor or actresses got married?

Well, even if you haven’t or you don’t even want to, we are still going to take you back in time.

Let’s visit the days when Amitabh-jaya , sunil-nargis got married. Let’s visit the days of forever.

The time of DILIP KUMAR & SAIRA BANU

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The first khan or the tragedy king (Mohammad yousuf khan) and Saira banu’s love story are amongst those very few love stories of Bollywood who have come across all the barriers and still stand strong.

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22 years of age gap did not become a hurdle to make their marriage a forever affair. 50 years of togetherness and the couple is still head over heel in love for each other.

“I am still head over heels in love with my Kohinoor, yousuf sahib, the way I was when I first felt attracted to him as a 12 year-old. Ours has been as good and enduring a marriage as so many marriages that have survived the ups and downs for four decades. No marriage is perfect. How can it be, when as human being we are not perfect? It is mutual love, respect and adoration that keep a marriage ticking.”

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Saira banu was just 12 years old when cupid stuck her for dilip kumar. She even lost her heart to Rajendra kumar. But no other man could take care of her heart as well as dilip kumar did.

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They got married in 1966 when dilip kumar was 44 and saira banu was 22. He proposed to her when she was shooting for “ jhuk gaya aasmaan”, he said “ Saira, you are not the kind of girl I want to drive with or be seen around with… I would like to marry you… will you be my wife?”. Damn I will be flying high if someone proposes me like that in todays “only dating” world.

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Oh god! I was supposed to write about their wedding day, but their love saga took me on another path. And I guess their love story is much more riveting than their wedding day.

Classy to Dhinchak – Couple Entry Songs from 2018

Be it Roka or Main Wedding day, if you have plans to enter together, then definitely all eyes are going to be on you the moment you enter! So, now you understand why you need that to be perfect?

For that flawless couple entry, you need to have your own song. Here we have the list of latest songs for your grand entry. No , its not those songs who have their one foot in the grave. We have perfect and latest song for your once in a life time entry. Check them out…

OH HUMSAFAR

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A soulful song for your “officially” uniting souls. This song by Neha Kakkar is for you. Beacause you are soully and wholly in love with each other.

PEHLI BAAR

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Dance your way towards the stage on the tapping number. Who, other than Javed Akhter, is better to pen down your feelings for each other.

O SAATHI

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“o sathi, tere bina…” isn’t this perfect to describe how desperately you have been waiting fo each other. Enter together while A.P Mukherjee unfold your feelings.

EK DIL HAI, EK JAAN HAI

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A royal song for royal couple. The ultimate decleration of love. Can anyother words explain your love better than this? I doubt.

DIL DIYAAN GALLAN

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For the cutest much in love duo. Walk your way through while stealing the glance at each other.

NA JA

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A dance number for duo, who have two left feet. And come on who can resist a Punjabi number. Make your guests groove at the same time.

TAREEFAN

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What do girls love most??.. ofcourse tareef 😀  . “baby mera mind tu kre blow…” make her fall in love with you, more than she already is.

LAKK MERA HIT

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Dint you want to get up in the theatre and dance your heart out when heard this song? Yeeeaahh I know public etiquettes. But who is stoping you now? And what better occasion than this?

Now that we are talking about latest songs, you can select any from the list above for the entry, but for your bidai there is nothing that can beat “Dilbaro” from Raazi.

Essentials for Your Trousseau

Essentials for Your Trousseau

 

 

Your trousseau basically is all your articles of clothing, you accumulate over the years before beginning your life as a married woman. Our clothing is a reflection of our personality and largely determines the image we want to create, how we want others to perceive us. This is why there are a few must-haves in every bride’s trousseau for all occasions.

  1. Ethnic wear

While you may not be used to traditional attire, many family gatherings particularly the ones right after the wedding call for ethnic wear. Right now with the plethora of styles and colours, and the melange of western and ethnic styles, you can easily find something you are comfortable with.

Make sure you have suitable ethnic wear even for casual gatherings. People keep their ethnic wear as “special” dresses full of bling which can’t really be worn on normal occasions that still demand traditional wear.

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2. Footwear

Have footwear appropriate for all occasions and conditions. You may live in an area where it rains a lot, or have to move around on foot a lot, so get something durable yet elegant. Have something for exercise or even adventure trips and have something for parties and formal traditional gatherings.

Other than having the regular black, brown, and nude colours, you can experiment further and try colours that pop. When teamed up correctly, striking combinations can change your entire look for the better.

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3. Jewellery

Many women don jewellery on a daily basis. People end up owning either too much daily wear or too many grand pieces of jewellery. It is important to strike a balance. One can even take care of this problem by buying a few pieces that suit all occasions.

Jewellery too calls for a lot of personalisation and variety. Purchase something that complements your skin tone. Have a good mix of stones as well as pure gold. Antique rustic jewellery is in vogue these days and suits all occasions work as well as grand festivities.

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4. Lingerie and Nightwear

The night is when you get to loosen up and relax so you can wear whatever you like. Loose clothing made of soft material is the way to go. Also having dark coloured clothing for that time of the month is a necessity.

Nightwear aside, your lingerie is something your spouse will really be keen on seeing you in. If you have time, do discuss his preferences (colour, material etc.) and find something the both of you would like. Spend wisely as your lingerie is likely to be torn to bits in moments of passion.

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5. Casuals

This includes daily wear, work wear, and just stuff for outings. Jeans and many things black (pants, t-shirt, stoles, footwear) are a must-have. Make sure no single colour is dominating your wardrobe. Experiment with different styles and ensure every article is nothing less than super comfortable.

The rest of the items on this list aren’t as important as your casual wear, as this is what you’ll be clad in most often. Keep it modern and classy, just like your personality.

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6. Make-up

While some women use little to no makeup on a daily basis, quite a few do. Nude tones of every item are a must, as they go well for all occasions. After marriage, your sindoor also finds a home in your makeup kit. You will be putting it on for a few days soon after marriage and on all festive occasions.

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E-wedding! Is it possible in the digital future?

From e-mails, e-commerce, e-shopping and many other luxurious facilities over the Internet, the focus can certainly shift to E-wedding in the Digital Future.

Hindu mythology and traditions term wedding as a pure legal relationship of two individuals so that they can pursue their duties, possessions, physical desires and ultimate spiritual release together. It is the union of two individual as husband and wife. A grand affair where every ritual, pre- and post wedding hold a special importance to lead a blissful life together. Traditions in a wedding include physical presence of both the individuals. If E-wedding, literally means doing a wedding agreement over the Internet without having some rituals together, it will just ruin the meaning of wedding. Wedding is a celebration, a celebration of an initiation of a new life for two families indeed. E-wedding will be just like a contract deal done between two individuals.

Digitalisation has indeed made its mark in the 21st century. Money has also been digitalised but digitalising realties and their traditional customs will be a demoralising fact for any Mythology. It can be possible but then, wedding will just be a contract signed over the Internet. Earlier, it was a tradition to distribute wedding invitation cards to all the relatives by post or by visiting them but e-wedding cards have taken over the scene. Wedding can be overtook by E-wedding certainly but post it, two individuals have to live together, so the motive of e-wedding will be useless.

In a recent case study, it was seen that Muslims can take divorce through SMS and other online services but it was termed legally not appropriate by the government. This might not be possible in today’s world but we can surely see the probability with the growing technology that things like these can surely happen in future.

And indeed it is possible in the digital future to have E- Weddings. Many matrimonial sites may be modified to matrimonial plus e-wedding sites. Digitalization can certainly take over all the fields of life over the Internet.

Things To Do After Your Wedding

 

While you may have had a dream wedding people forget what a long and tiring affair weddings can be. If planned out systematically, the whole elaborate function and its aftermath will be smooth sailing. Generally, weddings were entirely planned and carried out by the elders but as society is getting more progressive, the couple itself is taking a more active role in what the wedding should be like.

Here’s a checklist of things you ought to take care of after your wedding:

1. Sort out your gifts

People tend to bring gifts along even after the customary “No Gifts Please” clause in the invitation. It will be rude to refuse so just pile them up and carefully go through them after the wedding. There might be quite a few things you may actually need to start a new life, others you can donate.

Whatever the case, make sure you carefully go through the gifts pile and avoid hoarding. Some gifts even come with receipts, which allow you to exchange them for something you prefer.

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2. Send out thank you notes, return calls, and submit reviews

The more personalised the notes the better. Even if you don’t have the time for it, make sure you send one out to every family who has attended, addressing them correctly. Thank them for any gifts received. There may even be people who couldn’t make it to the wedding but have called you on the phone or sent you a warm email. Reciprocate their kind gesture, respond to them as soon as possible.

Some vendors or suppliers who contributed to the wedding may also request a review, thank them and give them an honest review of their service.

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3. Disposing of the Decorations and other Paraphernalia

While many of the suppliers/organisers themselves handle this, there may be times where you are responsible for some of these things. If anything is unused and still in its packaging, try returning it. If the item(s) are reusable, see if you could use it as a décor item yourself or sell it on some online platform.

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4. Donate

Some people like to preserve their wedding dress for its sentimental value, while others wouldn’t mind giving it away. Your old clothes and even artificial jewellery could make someone else’s day. The same goes out for many of the gifts and other articles and accessories for the wedding. The floral decorations and showpieces, while they may be perishable, you could plan out the events such that they could help someone else’s ceremony soon after.

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5. Wedding Album and Footage

The entire course of the ceremony would have been photographed and shot, down to the last detail. Make sure you’ve gotten most of it preserved and recorded safely, somewhere it can’t be deleted easily. Also, while you may be satisfied with just the digitised version but get a wedding album. It is generally an opulent bound book with all the classy and elegant shots, made by professionals. It functions as a tangible memorabilia from your wedding.

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6. Wedding Registry and Websites

Online portals and registries are all the rage these days and rightfully so, they allow for so much creativity and personalisation. It will be sensible to leave the registry and invitation on for a few days after the wedding as well, but make sure you take it down after a reasonable amount of time.

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7. Legal documents and Finances

If you are planning to change your name after getting hitched make sure all your personal documents and accounts reflect this change to avoid hassles at a later date. Also, make sure to safely guard the marriage certificate and any other legal documents that will be affected by your marriage.

The financial planning should have begun well prior to the wedding. Even if not sort out your and your spouse’s bank accounts, incomes, tax return and the like. A lot of these things are affected (even though only slightly) by one’s marital status.

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8. Living Together as a Couple

This is the real deal about marriage. You have to figure out a way to peacefully coexist as a couple. You have to figure out the arrangements in the new house or room you will be living in. Figure out your schedules and who is in charge of what. Each partner should try to make the other feel comfortable and communicate what they like in their new family and new life.

Honeymoon destination for 2018

After immersion from wedding chaos, it’s finally time to go for your most awaited and dreamt about  honeymoon. It’s very important to decide the place before the wedding. But if you haven’t, no worries, Shaadismart is here to help you select your alone time with your spouse.

  • Bali

This Indonesian island is home for Indonesian’s Hindu minority. Surrounded by beaches. This province does not only have the ball but also other smaller neighbouring islands. You see, you have hell lot of beaches to show off those sexy lingeries. ?

  • Greece

The cradle of Western Civilization. One of the most beautiful historical country of southern-east Europe. And of course it is has been the location of so many movies. Tell me why won’t anyone want to go to a place which they saw on the screen of their TV.

  • Prague

“The city of hundred spires”. Prague capital city of Czech Republic. The sites of Prague are breath taking , lying between nostalgia and modernization. It’s famous landmark are St. Vitus Cathedral, Charles bridge, Prague castle and the list is long. You are never going to be disappointed in choosing Prague.

  • Scotland

A country in UK. Scotland is a land of mountain wilderness. Scotland comprises of majestic castle and breath-taking landscape perfect place for your adorning honeymoon.

  • Venice

The capital of Italy’s Veneto region. “ Wow! What a beautiful place.” Wasn’t that your first sentence when you saw Ranbir and Deepika in “ Khuda Jaane” song. Why not go there and sing the song yourself.