Influenced or Copied? Internet notices Bollywood and Lollywood wedding resemblances

06:19 PM | 3 Oct, 2023
Parineeti Chopra Mahira Khan Kiara Advani

Imagine if Kiara Advani had listened to Siddharth Malhotra and didn't share their iconic wedding reel, would you get to watch other celebrity couples' dramatic entries and pastel weddings?

While Indian actor Anushka Sharma and cricketer Virat Kohli should rightfully be credited for introducing the soft pastel color palette to vibrant desi wedding shenanigans, it is Sid-Kiara's Rajasthani royal affair that took the prize — for a number of reasons!

Although the Shershaah couple isn't the first one to keep their wedding discreet — until all the events have taken place — only to sweep the internet off it's feet with a plethora of pictures and videos, it is their dreamy Instagram reel that set the trend for one highlight of the wedding that encapsulates the entire sweet saga. 

What really makes Sid-Kiara's wedding video spectacular and outstanding is the bride's entry to Ranjha — a song they own both on and off screen!

Kiara's elegant and glamour infused entry to Ranjha paired with her stunning jora and hefty jewels was everything the wedding industry needed! Influencing millions of people including Indian actress Parineeti Chopra and politician Raghav Chadha to recreate their special wedding moment, and inspiring Pakistani actress Mahira Khan to opt for an ivory coloured lehenga, Sid-Kiara's wedding was more than a matrimonial union.

Parineeti, who recently tied the knot with Raghav in Udaipur, danced — instead of walking — down the aisle to O Piya, in the same manner as Kiara. 

Mahira, on the other hand, seems to take inspo from actors across border and ditched the staple red lehenga and galore number of guests only to invite the tight-knit group of family and friends and donned a lighter color.

In tandem with all the recent celebrity weddings, Sid-Kiara's wedding is serving major mood board goals.

While Pakistani media remains smitten with Mahira finding love and starting a new journey in her life, fans can't help but take notes from her custom made lehenga.

Designed by Faraz Manan, renowned for his exquisite creations, Mahira bridal attire didn't carry all the desi decorations, instead, it was what most people call, quiet luxury.

While the exact price of the gown remains undisclosed, a spokesperson for Faraz Manan hinted that their customized bridal dresses start at a luxurious PKR 35 lacs, implying the opulence associated with the actor.

Across border, Kiara also personified a splendid symphony of artistry, classical timelessness and present-day flair, in her pastel pink embroidered lehenga by designer Manish Malhotra. The star complemented the look with exclusive bridal set in natural diamonds and Zambian emeralds.

Decoding Parineeti's look, the actor's stylist revealed that she wanted to have fun at her wedding and never wanted to be an over-the-top bride. While Parineeti's lehenga seemed like ivory, her stylists reveal that it was gold! From the geometric patterns and how it has to be, Parineeti was quite specific.

Despite similarities and heavy influences, the brides rocked their statement attires and the internet.

Noor Fatima

The writer is a staff member.


Rupee loses ground against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies; Check forex rates here

Pakistani rupee continue to witness further losses against US dollar in the open market on despite positive economic indicators and massive surge in Stock Market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Tuesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.1 for selling and 288.15 for buying purposes for customers.

Euro price moves down by Rs2 to 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling after increase.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 November 2022

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.1 288.15
Euro EUR 312 315
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 78 78.75
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.25 77
Australian Dollar AUD 186 187.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759 767
Canadian Dollar CAD 208 210
China Yuan CNY 39.93 40.33
Danish Krone DKK 41.88 42.28
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.24 36.59
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.55 1.63
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 916.38 925.38
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 210 212
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 323.37 325.87
Thai Bhat THB 8 8.04

Gold price in Pakistan moves up amid positive global cues; Check today gold price here

KARACHI – Gold continues to move upward in local market amid surge in international rates.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 28 November 2023

On Tuesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,600, and the price for 10-gram gold saw increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,557.

Globally, yellow metal went up by $12 to settle at $2,015 per ounce.

Last week, per tola gold price increased by Rs800 per tola, and it hovers around two month high.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Karachi PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Islamabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Peshawar PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Quetta PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Sialkot PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Attock PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Gujranwala PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Jehlum PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Multan PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Bahawalpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Gujrat PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Nawabshah PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Chakwal PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Hyderabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Nowshehra PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Sargodha PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Faisalabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Mirpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600


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