Badminton players Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap hosted a grand reception at the Novotel Hotel in Cyberabad on Sunday, after the couple got married in a small ceremony at Saina‚Äôs residence on Friday. The star-studded event saw several politicians, celebrities and prominent personalities in attendance.
Posting her reception look on Instagram and Twitter, Saina Nehwal looked every inch a bride in her indigo velvet Sabyasachi ensemble, which was intricately embroidered with zardosi, applique, pearls and crystal. To complete the look, she wore a heavy diamond and ruby set from the Sabyasachi heritage collection.
Joining the Sabyasachi club, Kashyap looked elegant in his quilted indigo sherwani, in hand-dyed Mushirabad silk with hand-crafted Bengal buttons, along with a beautiful tussar georgette shawl with burnt gold border. He completed his look with a long diamond and pearl necklace set from Sabyasachi.
Hosted at one of the most luxurious hotels in Hyderabad, the event was attended by Badminton players Jwala Gutta, Kidambi Srikanth, Ashwini Ponnappa and Chirag Shetty. Pullela Gopichand, her coach from the Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad, however, could not attend as he was on a tour with badminton player PV Sindhu. Vimal Kumar, her badminton coach from Bengaluru, also attended the reception.
Cine town stars including Nagarjuna and Amala Akinenni, Rakul Preet, Manchu Laxmi and Kalyan Dev, too, attended the function.
Nizamabad TRS MP Kavalakuntla Kavitha and TRS working President KT Rama Rao, along with Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister Mohammad Mahamood Ali and his wife attended the function and blessed the newly-weds.
Saina and Kashyap had announced their wedding in October this year after keeping the relationship in wraps for almost a decade. On Friday, the couple got their marriage registered in a small ceremony at Saina‚Äôs residence, which included only their close family and friends.
A former world number 1, Saina has won over 23 international titles, which include 10 Superseries titles. She is the first Indian woman to reach the singles quarterfinals at the Olympics and also win a bronze medal.
Kashyap is an Arjuna awardee and was the only male Indian badminton player to reach the quarterfinals of men's singles at 2012 London Olympics at the time.