Bollywood actors Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza tied the knot today in traditional Marathi style at a five-star hotel here in the presence of leading figures from Bollywood and the world of politics. Riteish, wearing a white sherwani and red 'feta' (turban), entered the hotel on a 'ghodi'. The 'baaraat' started from the grounds near Grand Hyatt and reached the hotel.
The actor's politician father Vilasrao Deshmukh was dressed in a brown sherwani. Among those present were Sharad Pawar, Prithviraj Chavan, Praful Patel, Abhishek Bachchan, Kajol and Ajay Devgn. Riteish (32) and Genelia (24) had been seeing each other since their Bollywood debut Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003.
In a run-up to the main ceremony, a pre-wedding bash was organised by actor Fardeen Khan and producer Sajid Nadiadwala on January 25 followed by a sangeet ceremony at Taj Lands End hotel in suburban Bandra on January 31. Besides preparing for the big day, Riteish and Genelia had also been busy promoting their forthcoming film Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya that will hit theatres on February 24.