Aditya,Your marriage is a big hit. People just can’t get enough of it?
Ha ha, What can I say, except thank you. I am blessed.
How was the wedding reception? Did you drunk-dance or just-dance?
The reception wert really well. In fact all the functions went off smoothly, The wedding celebrations were an ideal blend of what Shweta wanted and what I wanted.
What did you want?
A wedding with just my parents , her parents and Shweta(laughs). I wanted to do just one temple wedding and that’s it. We would have saved lots of money.That’s the way I am.Shweta wanted a little more on the guest list. Because of Covid we managed just the number of people we both wanted. I’ve to hand it to my cousins . They really pulled off the entire thing so well. My wife also wants me to give her credit. So I better acknowledge her contribution.Seriously,she worked really hard.All the ladies worked really hard.
How do you look back on the entire wedding celebrations ?
It took weeks to prepare for the celebrations. And then the week-long celebrations just flew by. I am very very thankful that most of my friends and my father’s friends from the entertainment industry showed up for at least one of the wedding events. Some of my best friends are delivering babies outside India so they couldn’t attend. My bachpan ke dost and people I look up to were there.
How much did the Covid restrictions restrict your guest list?
We spaced out the guest list in such a way so to not break the Covid rules of 50 guests per event. The last thing we wanted was the authorities to show up and shut us down after so many months of preparation and hard work. The reception was clubbed with the sangeet. The food was fabulous. In fact everything went perfectly.The reception was from 7 pm to 11 pm. Then we had the sangeet.Honestly it was everything we had worked for and hoped for.
Well, I’ve become a one-drink guy at social dos now.As soon as I’ve one drink I am fine. I did get really emotional watching everyone’s dance performances because I had made sure not to watch them rehearse. So the whole thing was an hour-long surprise for me. My wife had prepared a dance. My parents danced!!! Oh my God!!! I teared up. But I didn’t let anyone see my emotions . That’s not me.
So you are happy with the wedding festivities?
Very. You see our first and primary concern was to keep the events Covid-free. We didn’t want anyone to fall sick, and that didn’t happen.So many times during the celebrations I thought that nothing should spoil the culmination of ten years of our togetherness. Of course all relationships require hard work. But the last thing we wanted was for the Covid to play the villain(laughs) and ruin it all. I am really really glad that we succeeded in having all the wedding festivities with no Covid.
Yeah touchwood.It’s been some days since the celebrations and everyone is healthy. Most of my relatives have gone home.We are really proud we pulled it off that we managed all of his during these troubled times.In fact the hotel had warned us that we wouldn’t be allowed music after 11 pm. But we went on playing music until almost 2 am . We were a well-behaved bunch of wedding revelers.
What about those who couldn’t show up for the celebrations?
They’ve sent really nice gifts and made up for their absence. I’ve no complaints. What about you, Shweta?
(Aditya’s wife joins in)
Shweta: Right from the start I wanted a wedding with a hundred guests even before the Covid thing. I never knew this Covid thing would happen. But I wanted a small wedding.Even when the dancing went on , we were just around 20 people.