Soon after Sonakshi Sinha and Zaheer Iqbal made their relationship Instagram official, people went into a frenzy and various media publications even claimed that the couple will tie the knot soon. It’s unbelievable how a celeb’s relationship confirmation can lead to wedding rumors and speculations!
Well, a huge part of the reason goes to our collective obsession with celebrity weddings. Let’s dive deeper to find an answer to why we are so obsessed.
Sonakshi Sinha squashes her wedding rumor with Zaheer Iqbal
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Sonakshi took to her Instagram and posted a video to squash down all the wedding rumors that arose after simply posting a relationship confirmation post. The text on the video reads, “Me to the media: Kyu haath dho kar meri shaadi karwana chahte ho?!? ” In the video, she lip-syncs Shah Rukh Khan’s famous Baazigar dialogue, “Accha lagta hai mujhe, bohut mazaa aata hai (I feel good. I have fun). ”
Sona captioned the post, “Proposal, roka, mehendi, sangeet sab fix kar hi liya hai toh pls mujhe bata do. (Please let me know if you have fixed all my wedding ceremonies.)”
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For some, it might look like a funny reel, but this actually represents the reality of celebrity relationships and our obsession with knowing each and every detail about it. Fans, paparazzi and media alike often bombard these couples with personal questions like when they’ll get married. But why is it so imperative for us to know this piece of information?
If they wish to talk about it in public, they’ll either share it on social media or release a statement. What’s the point of hounding them with such questions and following their every single move like a hawk to the point that they feel their privacy is being invaded?
Our obsession with celebrity weddings steams from our dream to turn real lives into a fairytale
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Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s wedding is known to be an ‘intimate affair’. But is it really though? It will be unfair to not confess that we know every little detail about their special day. It was nothing less than a national festival. Even Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal’s wedding videos were leaked, despite the fact that they wished to keep it private.
This obsession stems from our dream to turn real lives into a fairytale. For people with monthly pay cheques, who can hardly afford such big-budget and high-profile weddings, we set this extravagance and luxurious aesthetic as the definition of our ultimate dream weddings.
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For instance, seeing these celebrities getting married in a grand castle or haveli makes us wish that we were rich enough to afford these destinations for our own wedding.
Having said so, celebs are completely entitled to celebrate their wedding in whichever way they want. But somehow, this has resulted in many of us internalizing that weddings ought to be lavish.
The pressure of looking ‘perfect’ is always on brides and not on grooms
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On the other hand, it’s always the bridal look that people question and criticise the most. From the bride’s lehenga choice to her makeup look, everything undergoes severe scrutiny. It’s her lucky day if people love her look, but all hell will break loose if it’s otherwise. Most feel the pressure of looking like a ‘perfect bride’.
However, this narrative does not hold true when it comes to the groom. Take any celeb bride, whether it’s Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt or Katrina Kaif… the amount of dissection we’ve done on their wedding looks, we’ve not even done half of it on their respective grooms.
It’s time we break down these collective obsessions with celebrity weddings and abide by the popular philosophy: Live and let live.
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