27 July 2009

The first Indian Television Wedding to be attended by the viewers

Grand welcome! Must say it really looked like the Indian Televisions biggest wedding ever that was held at RK Studios on Saturday, June 25th morning. Over 800 people from all across India came to attend the wedding and blessed the Pavitra Rishta couple.

No stone was left unturned to make the guests comfortable. Ostentatious reception, floral decoration all over, elaborate & authentic maharashtrian food, superb entertainment by L’il Champs’ kids and Dance India Dance winner, Salman Khan, really made everyone feel special at the ceremony. Proper arrangements were made to attend the guest. For ladies special arrangement for Mehniwali’s was made and male attendees couldn’t escape the pagdis being tied on them. Too royal a treatment….

For the first time in the history of Indian Television, a show’s wedding ceremony was connected directly to the live audiences in the form of a mega on-ground event. The response from its’ viewers has been humongous which is evident from the fact that so far more than 50000 sms have been received in response to the channel’s invitation to all its’ viewers for attending the wedding. The show’s ardent fans from various parts of country like Pune, Nasik, indore, Delhi, Kanpur, Amritsar, Lucknow, Rajkot to bless the newly weds.

Besides this, hundreds of enthusiasts attended the wedding from Mumbai. Interestingly, some innovative ways made this possible. Savita Prabhune aka ‘Sulochana’ (Archana’s mother in the show), commuted in a local train starting from Chatrapathi Shivaji Terminus to Dombivli Station to invite the fellow commuters for the wedding. On a Sunday morning, Sulochana personally visited viewers’ homes in different locations of Mumbai who welcomed her in the traditional Maharashtrian saree with haldi and kumkum and blessed her for the auspicious occasion. The show’s producer, Ekta Kapoor, herself visited Pune’s Dagru Seth Halwai Temple to seek blessings for Archana’s wedding and meet the fans in the city.

The families of Archana and Manav are enjoying this beautiful moment and are busy preparing for the wedding. Celebrations are in full swing, shopping on a high spree, Archana’s elder brother is into sky-scraping preparations; sisters all set to look hoity-toity, parents are more than happy to see all this go so smoothly. May heavens’ choicest blessings shower on this newly wed couple!

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