For all their steadfast refusal to talk about it, the relationship between Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover took place in the full social media glare. Denials and “just good friends” quotes notwithstanding, the couple’s individual Instagram accounts were flooded with photos of them enjoying exotic getaways and socialising with their circle of friends.
In much the same vein, Bipasha and Karan have also been posting regular updates about their wedding on Instagram and Twitter.
Serendipity❤️ A photo posted by bipashabasu (@bipashabasu) on
After the duo issued a joint statement about their intention to tie the knot on 30 April, there have been a series of images from all the pre-wedding festivities on their social media accounts.
We are happy to finally share the good news with everyone . 30th April 2016 is the big day and we cannot thank our family,friends, fans and well wishers enough for all their love and support. The wedding will be a private intimate affair .Our deepest gratitude for respecting our privacy this far .We hope to have your continued blessings and warm wishes as we embark on this new journey together.
About a week ago, Bipasha had her bachelorette bash/bridal shower while Karan took off with his guy gang for his bachelor’s party.
Thank you! The Rockstar @mamtaanand10 and my dearest , funniest, cutest @deannepanday for all your love . A photo posted by bipashabasu (@bipashabasu) on
Then, the couple did a pre-wedding photo shoot together, for which Bipasha donned a white bridal gown while Karan was in a black tuxedo and bow-tie. At the same time, the bride-to-be even shared a poem that her beau had written for her.
You take away all the darkness, you take away all my pain... You walk me through the storm, through sunshine and even the rain... You give me peace, you shower me with love and fill every moment of my life with glee... With your faith and your trust you show me not who I am but who I can be... You pat me on my back when I'm right and kick my ass when I'm wrong... You show me how beautiful this life is even if our path sometimes seems weary and long... You are my partner, my lover, my soulmate, my own, my friend and much more than any word can portray... I promise to be with you as you are with me forever and a day... ( 8 more days to go...❤️) A photo posted by karan singh grover (@iamksgofficial) on
On 28 April, there was a “briddhi” puja (held according to Bengali rituals) at Bipasha’s home. Bipasha’s father blessed her, even as close friends Deanne Pandey, Suzzane Dadhich and Rocky S posed for selfies with the much-in-love couple.
A day before they will tie the knot at their Khar residence, Bipasha and Karan also had a mehendi ceremony at a venue in the suburb of Juhu. The theme for the event was “pink” and Bipasha donned a gauzy pink lehenga and flowers for the occasion, while Karan kept it cool in white Indianwear.
And when you smile, the whole world stops and stares for a while Cuz, girl you're amazing, just the way you are... A photo posted by karan singh grover (@iamksgofficial) on
Bipasha and Karan met when they worked together on the horror film Alone in 2015. They have been inseparable ever since. It has been reported that there was some opposition from the Basu family initially, to Bipasha and Karan's relationship.
Bipasha, who previously had high-profile relationships with Dino Morea and John Abraham, had been dating Harman Baweja in 2014 before she started seeing Karan. Karan, on the other hand, was married to TV actresses Shraddha Nigam and Jennifer Winget previously. His divorce from Jennifer came through in March this year.
You're a dream come true... @bipashabasu A photo posted by karan singh grover (@iamksgofficial) on
Both Harman and Jennifer have extended their best wishes to the couple.