Sonam Wedding Final Update: 2am, Shahrukh and Salman are Both Here, Sonam’s in Her Comfy Clothes, Let’s Get This Party STARTED!!!!!

Those noble souls with cell phone cameras and twitter accounts, they are the real heroes!  Making us feel like we are there partying with everyone else.  Only, less hot and drunk and vaguely tired.

Totally out of place photo I have to include first, Arjun and all 3 sisters!  With a look on his face of either “I’ve been up for 24 hours putting this wedding together and I just want to go home” or “I can’t believe I have to do this 3 more times, but more so since I will be the primary brother” or “OMG, all my sister’s are gorgeous and I have to somehow protect and support them all!”  Anyway, it’s cute.


Now, PARTY PARTY!!!!  So far as I can tell, there are 3 keys to having an AWESOME all night rock out super fun talked about for years wedding reception:

  1. Hire a great DJ who only plays bouncy stupid dance songs
  2. Lots of alcohol
  3. Make sure your father is Anil Kapoor, Most Energetic Father of the Bride Ever

So, it’s hopeless, none of us will get to have this experience.  Unless Anil is open to adopting grown women?  At least long enough to host the wedding party?  I mean, my Dad’s fun, but I don’t know if he is unbutton your shirt-and-dance-all-night fun.

It’s not just Anil, Ranveer is there too, amazing party starter.


And Shahrukh, showing off his Delhi I-can-drink-and-dance-all-night attitude

These are in mixed up order as things posted on twitter by the way, you have to track time by the progression from jacket and tie, to shirt only, to shirt untucked and half undone.

Speaking of, check out the falling apart trio of Salman, Anil, and Shahrukh, shirt tails flying in the breeze, hair undone, clearly having a great time.

Okay, this one is super cute, dragging Anand and Sonam forward for “Mujshe Shaadi Karoge” with Harsh, Ranveer, Anil, Salman, and Mika Singh (you know, an actual singer) all singing it at them.  And Shahrukh cheerfully clapping in the background.  Oh, and it definitively answers the “did Sonam change for the party?” question.  Yes, she did, into the PERFECT outfit.  That kind of big white caftan looks great on her, and she could dance all night without discomfort.  Unlike her reception line look, which was very distinctive, but also very hard to sit down in or really move at all without wrinkling.

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Varun’s there too!  And I think that might be Shahrukh in the background, shirt now undone all the way to the waist.  Yeah, definitely a good party.  Of the “I am dancing so hard my clothes are falling off” type.

My favorite part of this video is how Shahrukh and Anil take turns drunkly falling over and hugging Salman.  I wonder if Salman, thanks to his many many many many health issues, was the only sober one at this point?

Oh man, this just makes me realize that “Chalti Ha Kya 9 se 12” is the BEST party song EVER!!!!  At my hypothetical wedding reception that Anil Kapoor is hosting for me, I am going to make the DJ play it over and over again.


Not sure if this is Harsh or Ranveer, but either way they are super excited to welcome their new brother-in-law into the family!  And yes, Shahrukh gently drawing Sonam onto the dance floor is very sweet.


Another version of the “Laila” dance!  Do you think that towel Shahrukh dried himself off with is already for sale on ebay somewhere?

Serenading Sunita Kapoor, embarrassed mother of the bride.

18 thoughts on “Sonam Wedding Final Update: 2am, Shahrukh and Salman are Both Here, Sonam’s in Her Comfy Clothes, Let’s Get This Party STARTED!!!!!

  1. This party is so much fun!! *dances all night*
    It’s so so great to actually celebrate a wedding with happy dancing. I think it’s Ranveer who picked up Anand. From what I gathered, Harsh was standing around the food buffet. 😂Priorities.
    Arjun & Anshula holding Khushi & Jhanvi is so touching. They seem lovingly protective of the younger girls. Sometimes life is stranger, more heartbreaking and uplifting than any fiction.
    Marrying an industrialist used to be a thing among actresses during a period. I remember watching Karishma’s wedding videos, bride & groom didn’t seem madly in love but it was fine. It was ceremonial. Here, I don’t feel that way. The bride & groom are the happiest (besides bride’s father and a certain energetic second cousin). The kind of weddings I want to see. Full of love.

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    • I also got sucked into Karishma’s wedding videos a few months back! Yeah, really sort of formal and “I guess we have to congratulate you” feeling to it. Unlike this, where everyone is just super happy about what is happening and having a good time together.

      And agree about Arjun and Anshula. That’s such a nice photo, I hope Boney gets a copy and puts it on his desk at work, it has a very “family photo of all my kids” feel to it.


  2. How is SRK even real? Intelligent, charming, funny and can also party like a rock star. Even after the all night drunk revelry, he managed to tweet a cohesive thought without spelling mistakes. Somebody give him a medal.

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  3. How sloshed are they 😀 I saw a BuzzFeed listicle where all the guests were in very high spirits, and Arjun and Ranveer went drunk live on Instagram at 3 in the morning 😂


    • Sign of a good party/wedding!!!!! And I say that as someone who doesn’t even drink, it’s still more fun if everyone has that kind of fun buzzed feeling around me.

      On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 8:37 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • Yes! Pity a South Indian wedding has no time for boozing and a party. At the reception, the bride and groom are up on a stage all night, greeting relatives they barely know, fighting hunger and tiredness, and their mouths start paining due to smiling too much. I was on the stage at my cousin’s wedding, taking the gifts and boquets and stuff, and almost collapsed. Weddings are supposed to be fun!!


  4. Wow–thanks for pulling these all together. I see I should have commented on this post about Shah Rukh’s and Anil’s connection instead of the previous one. So nice.

    Wish there were more women out there dancing drunkenly, but then, that wouldn’t be India I guess. Or at least, not public India.


    • Maybe the women waited until the cell phones and tablets were put away. I did like that Sonam was dragged onto the floor a couple times, and her Mom too. I like to think there was a “female” party in the back of the room in a no cell phone zone. Jacqueline Fernandez and Swara Bhaskar seem like they would have some moves.

      On Wed, May 9, 2018 at 8:25 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:


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      • There are a few clips out of there of SRK and Gauri dancing, along with Shweta Bachchan. I think I saw one with Kareena dancing and shouting too. But mostly, my guess is that when SRK and Salman are there, most of the phones remain focused on them. There’s a hilarious clip of both of them singing for Sonam’s mom Sunita and her shouting “control them! control them!” Hahaha

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    • Have you seen Dil Dhadadkne Do yet? Anil is a terrible father and husband, and also smoking hot. It’s very confusing.

      On Wed, May 9, 2018 at 7:57 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



        • Wake Up Sid is short and a lot less episodic, so hopefully you’ll be able to blast through it.

          Anyway, DDD is the only movie I can think of where Anil really plays his age, so if you want more of sexy confident older man Anil, that’s where to go.

          On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 12:58 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



    • Oh, and new videos trickling out, everyone from Sonam to Swara to Kareena to Shweta Bachchan was up and dancing, just without the massive number of cameras aimed at them. So, yaaaay! They got to have fun too!

      On Wed, May 9, 2018 at 7:57 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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