Wedding bells ring in Manipur for the Big Bollywood Lu-hong-ba. Actors Randeep Hooda and Lin Laishram will tie the knot today at the Chumthang Sanapung resort in Imphal.
A day before their wedding, they sought blessings at a temple at Heingang in Imphal East district. Lin took to social media to share pictures from their visit.
Although the main ceremony is yet to take place, the bride-to-be shared pictures from their pre-wedding celebrations on her Instagram stories. Lin reposted pictures that her friends and family had shared on her Instagram stories.
The pictures showcase the couple having fun, surrounded by their families and friends as they posed for the picture and Randeep Hooda’s broad smile in the photo speaks volumes. The couple look super duper happy ahead of the wedding.
Randeep has heard that grooms have to sit longer when getting married in Meitei traditions, but he believes that it’s respectful to do so. “I felt that it’s only respectful to come and marry in the bride’s traditions. I look forward to the ceremony and experiencing my partner’s culture. I just hope I don’t make any mistakes,” he said.
The actor added that he has only two wishes while embarking on a whole new phase of life – lots of kids and abundance. “We have been talking about Manipuri culture for a long time,” he said, adding, “I am praying for a happy future filled with lots of kids and abundance. I love that we’re taking our friendship forward and becoming family.”
Randeep revealed that he met Lin at a theatre group. “We have been friends for a very long time, we’ve had a great friendship since we met” he said, as Lin chipped in, “We met at Naseeruddin Shah’s theatre group called Motley. He was my senior there.”
Randeep took to social media a few days ago to confirm the news of his wedding. “Taking a leaf out of the Mahabharata where Arjuna married Manipuri Warrior Princess Chitrangada, We are getting married with the blessings of our families and friends,” read the note. He also shared that a reception will take place at a later date in Mumbai. “As we embark on this journey, we seek your blessings and love for this union of cultures, for which we are forever indebted and grateful,” he wrote in a joint post with Lin.