It's one of the biggest weddings of the year, as Tollywood actors Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu are all set to get married in Goa on October 6.
Reports suggest that it is a beach wedding planned in accordance with the Hindu rituals. A specially chartered flight has also been reportedly arranged for some of the special invitees and they will be flown in to Goa from Hyderabad.
According to reports, the guest list includes the who’s who of Tollywood like Chiranjeevi, Pawan Kalyan, Mahesh Babu, Prabhas, Jr NTR, Venkatesh, Rana Daggubati, Ram Charan and Allu Arjun.
Soon after the traditional Hindu wedding, the couple will get married again the next day in a church according to the Christian tradition.
It is learned from sources, that about 150 to 200 guests have been invited to the wedding in Goa and the guest list is limited to top film personalities and politicians along with the close family members of the bride and groom.
Speaking to reporters about the event, Akkineni Nagarjuna said, “I told both my boys that my duty of performing their wedding will be perfectly organised and so, I gave them the liberty of choosing their life partners. We feel fortunate to have Samantha as our daughter-in-law. The wedding is going to be performed according to both Hindu and Christian traditions. Only the immediate family members, from Akkineni, Daggubati and Samantha’s family, will be taking part in the wedding. After we are back to Hyderabad, a lavish reception will be held and the date will be announced soon.”
Samantha and Naga Chaitanya began dating a few years ago before getting engaged officially earlier this year.
The couple worked together in Ye Maaya Chesave, which was directed by Gautham Menon, and then teamed up again for Manam which featured the three generations of the Akkineni family – Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya in pivotal roles and Akhil Akkineni making a cameo appearance.
Naga Chaitanya has had two releases Rarandoi Veduka Chudham and Yuddham Sharanam this year and has Savyasachi, which is being directed by Chandoo Mondenti in his kitty. This project will start rolling very soon, add sources.
Meanwhile, Samantha is expecting the release of Raju Gari Gadhi, which has Nagarjuna playing the lead role amidst a host of films such as the Vijay starrer Mersal and the Ram Charan Teja starrer Rangasthalam 1985.
Photos courtesy Samantha/Instagram and Nagarjuna Akkineni/Twitter
(With Digital Native inputs)