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Randeep Hooda and Lin Laishram on their wedding day. Image Credit: ANI

Actors Randeep Hooda and Lin Laishram tied the knot in Imphal, Manipur, on Wednesday. 

The actor, dressed in white, looked like a handsome Manipuri groom, surrounded by family and relatives. Another video from the wedding ceremony shows Lin dressed as a traditional Manipuri bride. She wore a Potloi or Polloi, a cylindrical skirt composed of thick cloth and strong bamboo. It is frequently ornamented with satin and velvet, as well as gems and glitter.

Wedding rituals took place at Chumthang Shannapung resort in Imphal.

The couple, along with their families, visited a relief camp at Moirang Lamkhai and Sendra Tourist Resort earlier.

During an interaction with a mediaperson, Randeep talked about his love story with Lin Laishram and how he is excited to experience 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 really 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 Laishram also shared a story about how it all started with Randeep Hooda.

She stated, “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.”