If there was ever a contest for 'which was the most anticipated picture of the year', Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone would win it hands down. The couple was supposed to release the image from their super secretive Italy wedding at about 4.30 pm Dubai time. It didn't happen. Before that, fans spent an excruciating two days waiting for just a glimpse of their stars in bridal wear. No luck. In fact, such has been the security measures adopted by Bollywood's most beautiful pair that even a spy meet would have been inspired to take notes. In fact, their entire relationship has been conducted with a lot of hide and seek with neither of them confirming to the media that they were dating. Of course, it was an open secret in Bollywood and beyond that the Padmaavat stars were madly in love.
Predictably, the picture, when it came, has broken the internet. It seemed like they were waiting for the perfect moment, after letting the frenzy build up for several days. As we type this, Ranveer Singh's instagram picture where he posted the two images of him and his bride at the mandap has crossed over one 1.3 likes. Similarly, Deepika, who posted the exact same images has garnered 1.9 million likes. All this in a matter of 50 minutes.
That is the power of star and social media. The Deepveer Wedding has almost played to the script. First there was the intense secrecy. This led to several rumours and speculations - about the guests, the ceremonies, the outfits and what not. The excitement added up as fans and the media were getting desperate to get information, just about ANY information. Unfortunately, none was forthcoming. Some intrepid channels even sent reporters to Lake Como to capture a scoop. But all they got were pictures of doors, gates, the backs of guests and the side of boats.
But no media, it seems can match the power of two Bollywood superstars at the peak of their stardom, determined to keep a secret. Earlier too, while there were many stories doing the rounds about the possibility of them getting married. Even when they were asked directly about it, they denied or played coy. Bits and pieces of information got leaked about the dates and venue. As is common, the more information is hidden from you, the more you want to know it. Deepika and Ranveer teased the curiosity perfectly.
And now, we have the results. Just two images have led their fans to have a meltdown. Imagine, when the entire album is released, if ever. Now, hopefully, they will be very open about their relationship since the Mr and Mrs tag has been achieved!