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The Wedding Planners in Band Baaja Baraat (BBB)

You often see Wedding Planners in Hollywood movies, but only occasionally in Bollywood movies– where slick and fashionable Wedding Planners conjure exotic themes and decor for picture perfect destinations. An exception was Dubeyji in Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding. The foul-mouthed Jugaadu decorator, who performed all his tasks in the last-minute, but kept all his promises.

Band Baaja Baraat, a Yashraj Films Production releases on Friday, 10th December and the lead-duo are both Wedding Planners. Actress Anushka Sharma who plays the lead role in this romantic comedy spoke to WeddingSutra on her role: “We play wedding planners but the film is not about wedding planning- it’s just the backdrop. Band Baaja Baraat is a love story where I play the role of Delhi girl Shruti Kakkar. My role didn’t require me to delve too much into the world of weddings—but gain few insights into the typical life of event and wedding managers- so I learnt how to speak fast, give a lot of directions, and repeated instructions quickly. What I really worked on was speaking in a way a Delhi girl would talk. I am from Bangalore and I had to learn a certain lingo—and that was fun.”

We visualise lead actors Bittoo (Ranveer Singh) and Shruti (Anushka) doing those fun, crazy kinda tasks and coping with the unreasonable demands of stressed wedding families. We’re waiting to watch how real their reel roles will be. And since so many youngsters would love to be a Wedding Planner, we hope the film does not just showcase the ‘glamorous’ side of this career.

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