Neil-Rukmini finally tie the knot in a royal affair in Udaipur


Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Sahay are finally man and wife. The couple finally tied the celestial knot on Thursday night (Feb 9). They had a destination wedding in Rajasthan’s Udaipur after a three-day-long grand celebration.

Grandson of legendary Bollywood singer Mukesh, Neil looked handsome as a royal groom dressed in a deep maroon and gold sherwani and bejewelled turban. Rukmini looked no less than a princess in her bridal get-up. She wore an exquisite red and orange lehenga-choli, embellished with stones, resham and sadhi work. The outfits for both bride and groom were designed by Sarath Krishnan.

The day began with haldi and chuda-chadai ceremony, and the pheras took place in the evening in the presence of 500 guests, including Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor and late filmmaker Yash Chopra’s widow Pamela Chopra. It was preceded by the ring ceremony, mehendi, sangeet and cocktail parties on Tuesday and Wednesday. All the functions took place in Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace Resort and Spa.

The Wedding Story, which did the pre-wedding photoshoot of Neil and Rukmini, also captured the memories of the wedding. It shared the look of Nitin as the royal groom and Rukmini as the coy bride on Instagram.

Neil’s picture was captioned, “The Groom is ready for the Baraat!!” and the actor is seen looking through an open door. “When it finally sinks in that the moment is here...,” read the caption with Rukmini’s picture, and she is seen adjusting her jewellery in the mirror.

Rukmini doesn’t belong to Bollywood background. She works in the aviation sector. The couple’s marriage was arranged by their respective families, who have known each other for years. They earlier got engaged in a private ceremony at a Mumbai hotel on the occasion of Dussehra in October last year.