PM attends Virat-Anushka reception in Delhi

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma appeared for a photo-op at Hotel Taj Palace's Raja Baugh area on Thursday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the wedding reception of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma.   -  PTI

If they had a fairytale wedding, the reception ceremony of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and actor Anushka Sharma at a hotel here today was more of a traditional affair with a select few including Prime Minister Narendra Modi among the invitees.

One of the most talked-about couples in both Tinseltown and cricket pitches who tied the knot in a private wedding ceremony in Italy on December 11, appeared for a photo-op at Hotel Taj Palace's Raja Baugh area.

WEDDING GALLERY

With a neatly-tied bun encircled in a mogra gajra, Anushka wore a traditional red and gold saree designed by Sabyasachi. Virat appeared dapper in a black achkan and white churidaar and heavily embroidered shawl with golden border in black mojris.

Interestingly, the decor of the alfresco stage matched with the trousseau and sherwani they wore on their D-Day in Italy.

The reception ceremony was high on security and strictly for family and dignitaries in the city, with around a dozen of Delhi Police personnel in plain clothes guarding.

Virat helped Anushka onto the stage as they posed for the shutterbugs.   -  PTI

 

The function in the capital will be followed by a Mumbai reception on December 26, likely to be attended by friends and colleagues of the newlyweds.

The security detail at the Rani Baugh section of the hotel was heavier as Modi was expected to attend. Last evening, Anushka and Virat met Modi and invited him to the reception.

After the reception, the couple will fly to South Africa where Kohli will be prepping up for the upcoming series.