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Ronit's wedding

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Posted: 31 December 2004 at 5:04am | IP Logged

 Wedding Affair to Remember

- By Jyothi Venkatesh


Ronit Roy had met Neelam Singh around four years ago and they had fallen in love at first sight though it took both some time to decide to get married and settle down. Ronit's first marriage was annulled about eleven years ago. Ronit has a 12-year-old daughter in the U.S.A with whom he is regularly in touch with. Neelam Singh shot to fame as an actress with the serial Saans as well as film Silssila Hai Pyar Ka. Ronit confesses that though he and Neelam had planned to get married only by February 2004, they changed their minds and preponed their wedding because Ronit realized that he was awfully committed during February. "I realized that I will not be able to get time for the marriage in February and hence we decided to get married in December itself. And what more auspicious day than Christmas Day can you find?" Ronit asks.

A few weeks before his wedding in an aside Ronit had turned emotional and in a frank heart to heart talk with me, he had told me that the reason he had decided to do only selected few films or serials is because he is worried that his 12-year-old daughter, who is living in USA with her mother would not be able to name even one good piece of work that he has done if she is asked by her friends. "I do not want her to feel embarrassed at all. I will do only films in which I will be able to get into the skin of the character. I have had my own share of films dancing around the trees with sexy heroines. Though I have worked with a lot of beautiful heroines, contrary to my image as a playboy, the truth is that till date I have never recommended even one single heroine to be cast opposite me."

Ronit had made his debut with Deepak Balraj Vij's Jaan Tere Naam, which turned out to be a silver jubilee hit and has to his credit around 30 films in a span of around ten years. Though he has worked in several films, till date Ronit is best remembered and known for his well-etched characters like Mihir Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Rishabh Bajaj in Kasautii Zindagi Kay.

Ronit admits that all the credit for having encouraged him to start his own security agency during the low phase of his career when his films started floundering at the box office ought to go to his dear friend Vikas Verma of Trig, who made him realize that he had brand equity though he did not click as an actor. "An actor is always an actor. In any case, I was only lying low and had not gone away anywhere. Today I have work. I am more polished now as an actor. I have come back as an actor now. Right now I am busy acting in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi as well as Kasautii Zindagi Kay. I will be acting in a couple of more serials and a film or two. Right now I do not want to divulge the details and would prefer the announcements to be made at the right time when the films and the serials go on the floors."

The bride Neelam Singh, daughter of Mr and Mrs Chandrashekhar Singh and the actress who was last seen in the serial Saans in which she played the role of Kanwaljeet's secretary, was wearing a golden coloured ghagra choli while the bridegroom Mr Bajaj, alias Mihir Virani – yaane ki Ronit Roy, son of Mr & Mrs Brotindranath Basu. Roy was dressed to kill in a golden coloured churidar kurta. The venue was the spacious lawns of The Resort Hotel in far-flung Madh Island. Rohit Roy-- brother of Ronit--and Rohit's wife Manasi Joshi, welcomed each and every guest personally. It was a very informal and yet a grand bash, attended by a majority of TV and film industry along with politicians and nearest and dearest friends and relatives and a very few selected scribes from the media, including yours truly.

The wedding of Ronit Roy and Neelam Singh was solemnized according to Arya Samaj rites at Hotel Resort on Christmas Day between 5 and 7.30 p.m. Ronit had invited around 200 close friends, colleagues and family members for his wedding. The rituals were on for five days preceding the wedding day. In fact the busy-bee Ronit had even worked a day before his wedding.

Among the first to arrive to bless the newly weds were Zarina Wahab, who looked smashing and young dressed in a brown salwar kameez and her actor husband Aditya Panscholi, who happily sported a bald pate and wore a black see-through T shirt. Both Aditya and Zarina escorted their pretty daughter Sana for the first time publicly. Sana looks like she is a Xerox copy of Aditya.

Niki Aneja dressed in a green salwar kameez looked fetching and very much in love with her husband Sunny Walia. Both of them danced wildly along with the newly weds Ronit and Neelam. Rakesh Paul who had got married recently also arrived at the venue minus his wife Sunaina. The jodi No 1 of the evening was the Apoorva Agnihotri (the Armaan Sir of Jassi)-Shilpa Saklani (Ganga of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi) who walked in hand in hand looking very much in love with one another, presuming there will be no peeping toms from the media. Considering that Shilpa had some time back broken off from her relationship with actor Arjun Punj who has in turn latched on to the Sanjeevani girl Gurpreet Kohli, with whom he saunters in at every party in town, Apoorva seems to be the right choice baby!

Deepshikha (Kitty Party) came with her sweet little daughter Vidika, dressed in a traditional dark maroon coloured saree with blue border. Prem Chopra, Akanksha, Prem Kishen, Subhash Ghai, Sonu Nigam, Armaan Kohli etc represented Bollywood besides Deepak Balraj and his actress wife Kishori Shahane and Anand Balraj. Prem Chopra arrived with his wife Uma and son in law Vikas Bhalla, who is these days going great guns career-wise thanks to Aruna Irani's TV serial Tum Bin Jaaon Kahan.

Achint Kaur sported a jet-black micro mini and proved to be the center of distraction at the reception with her non-stop smoking. Her beau actor Mohan Kapur (of Saap Seedi fame) accompanied her. Conspicuous by their absence were Ronit's colleagues from Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi like Smriti Tulsi Irani, Mandira Bedi, Jaya Bhattacharya, Hiten, Apara Mehta, Aman Verma or for that matter Sudha Shivpuri and colleagues from Kasautii Zindagi Kay like Shweta Tiwari, Urvashi Dholakia and last but not the least Cezanne Khan. Sumeet Sachdev and Karishma Tanna who are seeing each other nowadays, Moni Jha, Shakti Singh, Prachi Shah etc represented the KSBKBT unit while Kasautii Zindagi Kay unit was represented by Ali Asghar, Jayati Bhatia, Deepak Qazir etc.

When contacted, Smriti Irani who was on her way to the airport to Ahmedabad to shoot for a Johnson &Johnson ad confessed that she couldn't attend Ronit's wedding because she was held up in connection with some urgent BJP meeting. "Though I play his wife in the serial, in real life, Ronit is like my brother. I wished Ronit the next day after his wedding when we shot for Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi." Smriti told me.

Though Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor etc did not turn up, Sooraj Rao who was earlier the director of the serial Kabhi Aaye Na Judaai on Star Plus turned up to wish Ronit, along with his actress-wife Pallavi (of Shakalaka Boom fame). Kunika, who is now the Consultant to the newly opened pub Sutra in Hotel Grand Inter Continental came alone and spent the rest of the evening inviting every star present to her bash the next evening to promote the pub.

Ronit, who shot for KSBKBT even the next day after his marriage, which was conducted according to Arya Samaj rites at the hotel itself early in the evening before the reception started, left for Goa with his wife for their honeymoon after taking leave for five days from Balaji Telefilms.


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