Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the high-profile guests at the wedding reception of star cricketer Virat Kohli and Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma on Thursday.
One of the most talked about couple got married in Tuscany, Italy on December 11 in a close family affair after a four-year long relationship. The newly-weds appeared hand-in-hand at the Taj Diplomatic to get photographed by the media.
According to a guest at the reception, Indian Premier League (IPL) Chairman Rajeev Shukla and cricketers Shikhar Dhawan and Gautam Gambhir were present along with their wives. Ace-designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, who has designed all Virushka wedding outfits, was also present.
For the special occasion, Virat who helped his wife on the stage amid loud cheers was wearing a black bandhgala with a shawl draped on one shoulder to complement his looks.
Anushka was all smiles as she looked every bit of the newly married bride donning a red sari. With a neatly-tied bun adorned by a gajra, the Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi star finished her look with heavy jewellery and vermillion.
Virat thanked the paparazzi for coming while Anushka gestured namaste before leaving for the reception party. This was graced by around 500 guests, especially from Virat’s side considering that Delhi is his hometown.
The reception was mainly attended by family members, close relatives and friends amid high security. Police had blocked several roads leading to the venue, especially for the government officials. Virat and Anushka had personally invited the Indian Prime Minister to the event.
The reception in Delhi will be followed by another in Mumbai on December 26, where various cricketers and members of the film fraternity are expected to grace the red carpet.
After celebrating the new year together, Virat will soon fly to South Africa for the upcoming series, while Anushka will begin shooting for Anand L. Rai’s yet-to-be-titled film with Shah Rukh Khan.
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