It's ironical that Rani Mukherje, now Rani Chopra(or is it the more politically correct Mukherjee-Chopra?) opted for secret shaadi far away from home in Italy.
I remember when she had not been invited for Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai's wedding Rani had told me, `Koi baat nahin. When I get married everyone I know will be invited.`
Well, that was not to be. After months and years of speculation-are they already married?-Rani tied the knot with her beau the scion of Yash Raj Films, Aditya Chopra. Not known to be social,gregarious, or even outgoing Aditya chose a quiet wedding away from the public glare.
A very close friend of the Chopra family says, `It is typical of Adi to steal away from the limelight to get married. He would never have chosen a public wedding.In fact Rani was keen on a ceremonious wedding. But Adi who takes all the decisions on the couple's behalf, insisted on a very private ceremony far away from home.`
Apparently Rani was sworn to secrecy.
One of the her closest friends in the industry , an epic filmmaker, says, `She told me nothing about this. But I'm not surprised. I think Rani and Adi had actually married a year back. This is just their way of making it more public.`
With the marriage a very important chapter begins in the life span of Yashraj Films. Rani, informs a close friend of the Chopra family, will take very close interest in the running of the family.
`She loves playing the boss's wife. She played that role for the last two years. At Yashraj they treated like the maalkin.Now that it's official Rani will a hundred percent take active interest in the running of the family business.That includes running through scripts. And yes, she also plans to direct a film besides completing the family film Mardaani where she plays the hero.`The silent entry of Rani's brother Raja into the Yashraj fold just a fortnight ago was an indication that the Mukherjees' interests would be merging with the Chopras.
The Adi-Rani marriage also paves the way for Uday Chopra's marriage. According to a close friend of the family the younger scion of the Chopra family is super-keen to settle down in life and have a `brood` of babies.
Apparently a second marriage in the Chopra family is in the offing.
The lucky bride to be is apparently Nargis Fakhri.
`They were only waiting for Adi and Rani to make their relationship public before taking the plunge.And the Uday-Nargis marriage would be dhoom-dhaam se.`
Dhoom 4, anyone?