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Ronit and Neelam
About the Couple
Ronit Roy began his career by acting in Jaan Tere Naam. He has acted
in over thirty films in ten years, but is best known for the
characters he plays in two TV soaps, Mihir Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi
Kabhi Bahu Thi and Rishab Bajaj in Kasauti Zindagi Ki.
Neelam Singh, a Rajput began her career in modeling. She
participated in 'Femina Look of the year' in 1995 after which she
was a regular on the Ramp. She has acted in commercials and
television serials including Saans, Kaleerien and Koshish Ek Asha.
How they Met
Ronit and Neelam met at a friend's party four years ago. The duo
says: "We liked each other in the first meeting, then occasionally
met at parties, after which we exchanged telephone numbers. It took
some time for us to decide on marriage, as we were both very busy
with our careers. We planned to get married in February 2004, but
preponed the wedding because Ronit was committed to his work
projects in February. We decided on December and chose the most
auspicious day- 25th December."
The Wedding Ceremonies
Tika and Ring ceremony: The wedding functions started with a tika
and ring ceremony at Ronit's parent's home on 22nd December, 2003.
It was a small gathering of close family members. Neelam wore a red
and yellow bandhani saree picked from Jodhpur. Ronit wore a co-
ordinated yellow kurta and churidar, which Neelam bought from Agra.
The bride's side took Shagun to the groom's house and the ring
ceremony soon followed. Both Ronit and Neelam's engagement rings are
plain gold bands. The food was a typical Bengali home made lunch.
Mehendi: The bride's side organised for a mehendi ceremony on 24th
Dec. Over hundred guests attended this function at The Club,
Andheri. The function started in the afternoon and went on till
Neelam's sister-in-law, Manasi dressing her in floral jewellery
Ronit and Neelam at the Mehendi
As a Bengali tradition, Ronit's sister-in-law got floral jewellery
for Neelam. The floral pieces included earrings, a necklace,
maangtikaa and armlets all made from mogra flowers. Neelam wore a
chiffon sharara in a pink and sky blue combination with kundan work
done all over. She bought the fabric from a friend and got it dyed
and stitched. Ronit wore a brown colour self designed brocade kurta
with cream satin churidar, which he picked from Mumbai's Millionaire
boutique. Bollywood's ace make-up artist Jaiwant Thakrey and his
team did Neelam's make up and hair for the mehendi and wedding.
Mehendi artist Shahnaz and her team of girls did Neelam's mehendi.
The cuisine for the function was assorted. There were continental
starters and chaat stalls, fresh fruits, juices and Indian and
Chinese food. The dcor for the mehendi and the wedding was done
with fresh flowers by Girish of Jaypal Decorators.
Haldi, Wedding and Reception
The Haldi ceremony was on 25th Dec at Neelam's home. The ceremony
was for close family members and Neelam's sister-in- law gave her
the traditional Bengali bangle, Shaka Pola on this occasion.
Neelam being carried (as per Bengali wedding traditions) by her
brother for the wedding ceremony
The wedding ceremony conducted as per Bengali traditions
The wedding took place on the same evening, at The Resort, Madh
Island. It was followed by a reception and dinner attended by 350
guests. Some of those present included Ronit's colleagues from his
serials, film director Subhash Ghai and his wife, Aditya Pancholi
and wife Zarina Wahab, Niki Aneja and husband Sunny Walia, singing
sensation Sonu Nigam, actor Apoorva Agnihotri and his fiance Shilpa
Ronit and Neelam with Ronit's mother, brother Rohit and his wife
The couple with Neelam's parents, her sisters and brother
Neelam with the female star cast of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Ronit with the male star cast of Kyunki
Ronit and Neelam with Ronit's mother, brother Rohit, Subhash Ghai
and his wife, Achint Kaur and Mohan Kapoor (of Saanp Seedi fame) at
What they Wore
Neelam wore a golden net ghaghra choli, which she had designed and
stitched before her marriage was finalised. The net ghaghra had a
silk inner lining, zardozi work on the border and semi-precious
pearls, beads and swarovski crystals embedded all over. The choli
had some work done on the borders in self-design brocade. She also
had a red head dupatta and got her ghaghra dupatta re-embroidered
with sequin work on the border to match the whole look. For
jewellery Neelam wore a gold, pearl and ruby set, which her mother
bought from Jaipur.
Ronit wore a full-embroidered silk Jodhpuri with a red bandhani
stole and satin churidar from Jodhpur.
Wedding Planning Experiences
Says Neelam: "I planned almost all aspects of the wedding, took care
of all the minute details and really enjoyed doing so. It was all
very exciting and now with my experience I am ready to help my
friends plan their weddings. Like in all weddings, whether well
planned or unplanned, we too had to face some last minute crisis'.
The car decorator refused to send anyone to pick up the car. The
turban supplier didn't land up. But in both times my brothers were
of great help and helped ease matters."
Ronit was shooting a day before the marriage and the day after
marriage too. He took a five-day break from Balaji Telefilms and the
newly wed couple had a honeymoon break in Goa.
This was Ronit's second marriage. His 12 year old daughter lives
with her mother in the US. Ronit also runs a security agency, Ace
Security & Protection which he started during a low phase in his
acting career. He is currently busy acting in Kyonki Saas Bhi Kabhi
Bahu Thi and Kasauti Zindagi Ki.
Ronit and Neelam have set up home in Oshiwara, near Andheri.
WeddingSutra wishes them a happy and prosperous married life and
great times ahead.