Look: Indian actors Randeep Hooda, Lin Laishram tie the knot in a Meitei ceremony

Randeep was dressed in a white traditional attire, while Lin looked gorgeous in her wedding ensemble, wearing a Potloi


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Randeep Hooda posts wedding pictures with Lin Laishram
Randeep Hooda posts wedding pictures with Lin Laishram

Published: Thu 30 Nov 2023, 12:56 PM

Indian actors Randeep Hooda and Lin Laishram have tied the knot in a traditional Meitei wedding ceremony in Manipur on Wednesday. The wedding rituals took place at Chumthang Shannapung resort in Imphal.

Randeep shared the pictures of the ceremony on his Instagram and wrote: "From today, we are One." He was dressed in a white dhoti and kurta (traditional attire), while Lin looked gorgeous as a Meitei Hindu bride, wearing a Potloi or Polloi.

Her wedding ensemble is a cylindrical skirt made of thick fabric and hard bamboo. It is adorned with satin cloth and embellished with mirror and glitter. The potloi also comes with a blouse, a woven belt around the waist, and Innaphi, a muslin shawl. The bride accessorises her wedding outfit with matching local jewellery, usually gold.

Before the wedding, Randeep and Lin, along with their families, visited Relief Camp at Moirang Lamkhai and Sendra Tourist Resort. During an interaction with a media person, Randeep talked about his love story with Lin and how he is excited to experience the Manipuri tradition.

He said, "Feels very good. I felt that it's only respectful to come and marry in the bride's tradition. However I have heard that in Meitei love marriages, the groom has to sit for a very long time. So, that's something but I am looking forward to the ceremony and traditions. I want to experience my life partner's culture. That's why I am here."

Randeep added, "I hope I don't make any mistakes. And we have been talking about their culture, Manipuri culture and all that for a long time. I am looking forward to it and hope that all goes well. I am praying for our happy future and lots of kids and lots of abundance. Yes, it's east meets west. It's like a traditional or cultural exchange. We have been friends for a very long time. We met when we were in the theatres. Since then, we have had a great friendship, which we are now making into a family."

Lin also shared a story about how their journey started. She said, "We actually met at Naseeruddin Shah's theatre group called Motley and he was my senior. That's where I met him. We were friends and it's turning into a beautiful journey."

A few days ago, Randeep took to Instagram and announced that they would marry in Imphal on November 29. He wrote in the caption, "We Have Exciting News."

The post included a card picture with a message written on it. The message read, "Taking a leaf out of the Mahabharata where Arjuna married Manipuri Warrior Princess Chitrangada, we are getting married with the blessings from our families and friends."

"We are filled with immense joy to share that our marriage will take place on November 29, 2023, in Imphal, Manipur, followed by a reception in Mumbai. As we embark on this journey, we seek your blessings and love for this union of cultures, for which we are forever indebted and grateful. In love and light, Lin and Randeep."

Even though, Randeep and Lin never confirmed their relationship in public, the two often post pictures of each other on social media. This Diwali also, they shared a string of cheerful photos with the caption, "From ours to yours, Happy Diwali."

In August 2023, Lim added fuel to her dating rumours with Randeep by posting an adorable birthday wish for the 'Sarabjit' star.

In October 2022, Randeep seemingly made his relationship Instagram official with Lin. On Diwali, he took to Instagram and shared photos with Lin and his parents.

Notably, Lin made her Bollywood debut in 2007 with the film 'Om Shanti Om' in which she gave a cameo appearance as Om Kapoor's friend. She has appeared in other Bollywood films including Mary Kom (2014) as Bem, Umrika (2015) as Udai's wife, Rangoon (2017) as Mema, Qaidi Band (2017), and Axone (2019) as Chanbi.

Randeep, on the other hand, made his debut with 'Monsoon Wedding', got a lot of popularity with films such as 'Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai', 'Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster', 'Rang Rasiya', 'Jism 2' and many more.

He will be seen in the film 'Swatantra Veer Savarkar'. The project is a biopic of freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, popularly known as Veer Savarkar.


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