Bride Tiya Nandi and her teenage sister Pooja Nandi were animatedly discussing ‘Bole Chudiya,’ ‘Koi Mil Gaya’ and other mushy KJO songs when I picked them up from the Trident Hotel, at Mumbai’s Nariman Point. No prizes for guessing what kind of a wedding Tiya would have had in mind. “My biggest attraction to India is Bollywood,” admitted Tiya. “I don’t even know how to speak Hindi, but I have seen Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham over 50 times. I will wear Manish Malhotra (who designs for Karan Johar hits) on my sangeet and dance to these songs. I am very serious about living my dream from the Hindi movies.” I was curious to know why Tiya wasn’t inspired by Hollywood, as she was a diehard New Yorker.” “Oh yes,” she replied. “I am getting married at the iconic Plaza Hotel, just like Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway did in Bride Wars.”
Totally Bollywood-crazy, Tiya wanted to gatecrash Anushka Sharma’s wedding to get a glimpse of Shah Rukh Khan whom she referred to as her “god.” Sorry to report, Tiya did not get to see Shah Rukh Khan. But on her wedding shopping trip to Mumbai, she managed to get selfies with the Shah Rukh Khan of bridal fashion – Sabyasachi Mukherjee himself at his store. “I am a Bengali and the biggest fan of Sabyasachi,” she explained. “I will wear a red lehenga for my wedding as he recommends all Bengali brides to wear red.” And she kept to her words.
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PERSONAL SHOPPER :
The Plaza Hotel, New York
Anna and Simon Salwa, New York
Pacific Pictures, New York
WEDDING PLANNER :
Vaishali Deshpande, New York
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