Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Yash Raj Films hosted its first non-film real shaadi and it was a grand, stylish affair!
The "Shaadi Aapki, Kharcha Humaara" Contest kick-started last month, where all the couples who wished to get married in "Band Baaja Baaraat" style participated. The call for entry was through the Website BandBaajaBaaraat.com as well as a special Toll Free number was initiated especially for this unique Contest, which had almost 35,000 respondents.
At a grand Sangeet Event held at YRF Studios (on 16th November 2010) out of the 9 couples short-listed from all across India, one Lucky Couple, Mandeep and Manpreet from Nagpur, won the contest. The grand prize was an once-in-a-lifetime chance to have their wedding organized by ‘Bittoo and Shruti’ (played by Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma), India’s #1 Wedding Planners and stars of “Band Baaja Baaraat”.
The festivities began with the couple getting married at a Gurudwara on 4th December 2010 morning and Bittoo and Shruti personally attended to all the wedding arrangements... they planned everything!
The wedding reception which was originally to be held atop a cruise liner, had to unfortunately be canceled due to some unforeseen technical problems that arose with the ship while in Goa docks.
However, Bittoo & Shruti - "India's Number 1 Wedding Planners" true to their motto "Shaadi Aapki, Tension Humaari", worked overnight to find a suitable venue with no compromises, to ensure that this wedding reception took place in true Band Baaja Baaraat style. The Reception was held at the city’s top five star hotel, with great pomp and show. Ranveer and Anushka also performed to the foot tapping tracks of ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ while singer and host Raageshwari got everyone in the mood with peppy Punjabi numbers. The highlight of the evening was when she sang the Punjabi number “Lal Meri...” where the entire bride and groom’s family was called onto the stage for a grand finale! The Bhangra dance troupe also added the right flavor to the proceedings.
The couple revealed, "We never thought we'd get married amidst film actors and that our Wedding would be taken care of by the country's biggest and best Production house. This truly was a dream wedding for us, and we are so glad that our dream has come true!"
The couples who came second and third in the contest were also awarded at the Sangeet Event held earlier. The First runner-up couple (Pravin and Priyanka, from Pune) were gifted an YRF Enchanted Journey Honeymoon Trip to Switzerland (Partners: Marco Casanova and Switzerland Tourism). The Second runner-up couple (Hemant and Komal, from Yavatmal & Pune) were gifted a Honeymoon Trip to Kerala (Partners: SOTC).
Bring out the Band! Play the Baaja! India’s NO 1 Wedding Planners, Bittoo & Shruti are coming with the Baaraat on 10th December to cinemas near you!