Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s engagement ring may be big and jaw-droppingly gorgeous, just like her high-profile wedding to Anand Ahuja in May.
However, before the actor and businessman’s lavish wedding ceremony came the act of “popping the question,” and Sonam and Anand accomplished this task in an incredibly low-key way.
It used to be that a proposal wasn’t complete without a little something sparkly. But times are a-changing. So when Anand proposed to his now-wife Sonam, he did so without a ring. And yes, Sonam said “yes” without an engagement ring.
Sonam revealed in an interview with celebrity stylist and editor Anaita Shroff Adajania that there was no engagement ring involved, when Anand proposed to her. In an Instagram post on Monday, captioned, “Watch Anaita ask me some seriously squirm worthy questions, uncut and uncensored on Feet Up with the Stars,” Sonam opened up about Anand’s proposal.
When asked by Ananita, “Did he propose?,” Sonam replied, “Without a ring.”
Anand may not have given Sonam a ring when he asked her to marry him, but with their newlywed status as proof, his sweet and simple proposal must have been a hit.
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Our Family is our strength.. thanks so much @kapoor.sunita you’re the best mom in the whole wide world for making this happen in such a spectacular fashion! Daddy for being so such an amazing host and loving Anand and I so unconditionally @anilskapoor @priya.ahuja27 for going out of your way to do everything and making sure Anand and I get everything we desire! Harish Papa for being our rock of Gibraltar! @rheakapoor for being my best friend and partner and making sure my wedding was a success! @harshvardhankapoor you are my knight in shining armor, you effortlessly took on every responsibility and made sure all our guests were looked after, I love you so much! Pallo, for working tirelessly through and being my third parent! I love you @shehlaa_k @sandeepkhosla @anamikakhanna.in @karanjohar @farahkhankunder @abhilashatd @missdevi for being such amazingly supportive friends who are like family! @poonambhambhani for being an ace mami! My gorgeous Masi @kaveeta.singh for being uber generous and treating me like her own daughter! @ase_msb for bringing the house down with @madstarbase ! @Neeha7 for being my shadow and never leaving my side. @karanboolani for being my brother and best friend! Also to all our friends and family who made it from far and wide at such short notice Anand and I love each and every one of you for loving us enough to want to make it for our big day! Love you all!
Sonam and Anand got married on May 8 — just days before she left for her red carpet appearance at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. It is reported that her wedding ring cost a whopping Rs 90 lakh. She also designed a custom-made mangalsutra — with a solitaire in between, Sonam added the symbols of the both their star signs; Gemini on the left and Leo on the right.
The Neerja actor’s wedding in Mumbai this May was a beautiful, over-the-top and star-packed affair; yet it felt like we were invited to each and every one of the wedding functions through the magic of our mobile phone screens.
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#EverydayPhenomenal 💫 @anandahuja I want to take a minute here to say thank you to my dear and amazing friend Anaita! I’m literally speechless! Love you so much. 😘 For @VogueIndia Photographed by: @signe_vilstrup Creative direction by: @anaitashroffadajania Sonam styled by: @rheakapoor Anand styled by: @abhilashatd
Talking about how they make their long distance relationship work, Anand recently said in an interview, “When it comes to marriage, small things matter a lot. We eat meals together, even if we are in different time zones, on Skype. We also actively make sure that we don’t go over two weeks without seeing each other.”