Up until the arrival of the fashion police, the wedding of Parineeti Chopra and Raghav Chadha seemed to be a fairytale-worthy event.
Internet users were quick to point out that the Ishaqzaade star’s wedding dress is very identical to the one that her competitor co-star Alia Bhatt wore when she married Ranbir Kapoor.
Parineeti wore a cream-white set that was made by A-list fashion designer Manish Malhotra on her big day. The outfit has a striking similarity to Alia’s wedding dress and was designed by the same designer.
On Twitter, users began circulating images of the couple’s wedding while criticising Parineeti for imitating the actor from Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani in terms of “style.”
At first glance, I thought Parineeti posted Alia and Ranbir's wedding photos by mistake. pic.twitter.com/16mRDzEGTZ
— Arundhati (@aroohli) September 25, 2023
Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V pic.twitter.com/FsRNXWnaPE
— Taha (@tahaactually) September 25, 2023
Some people even believe that the recently married pair mimicked the postures of Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor.
I don’t know why I think Parineeti and Raghab are recreating Ranbir-Alia’s marriage. 🤐#ParineetiRaghavWedding #ParineetiChopra #AliaBhatt #RanbirKapoor #RaghavChadha #Bollywood #indianpolitics #follo4folloback pic.twitter.com/Sn0hWbqgAy
— Aryama Das (@AryamaSpeaking_) September 25, 2023
Other sharp-eyed netizens even pointed out that Parineeti was wearing the same garlands as Alia, and they called her out on it.
These photos are so similar that for a while it looked photoshopped 😔
I like Parineeti but was expecting a different wedding look than this. Varmala ke fool tk Alia ki tarah hen 😐#ParineetiRaghavWedding #ParineetiChopra #AliaBhatt #KiaraAdvani pic.twitter.com/QuP5ZDcg1M
— Monika (@Moni_P_7) September 25, 2023
Some Internet users believe that Parineeti imitated Alia’s wedding outfit, while others believe that she chose wedding jewellery that was identical to that worn by Kiara Advani, who married her co-star Sidharth Malhotra in February of 2023.
Parineeti’s bridal look is just Kiara’s bridal jewellery X Alia’s bridal outfit and varmala.
— Kanupriya (@kanupriiya) September 25, 2023
Parineeti borrowed Kiara's jewelry and Alia's wedding lehenga. Bollywood designers have officially run out of new ideas or themes for weddings. Pastel may soon go out of fashion.
— Aishwarya Mudgil (@AishwaryakiRai) September 25, 2023
People on social media made fun of her for choosing an attire with a pastel motif on her big day and for her simple wedding ceremony. At the same time, they encouraged celebrities to continue wearing traditional red joras.
One person criticised how Bollywood weddings were becoming more like Christian nuptials. “Christian Katrina wore red, but Hindu women like Alia and Parineeti are wearing white,” she said. “Christian Katrina wore red.”
Why Hindu celebrities's bollywood weddings are like Christian weddings, The white clothing, wine, kisses, cake and long Christian bridal veil. Indian weddings are mostly colourful and here red is the essence of wedding.
Christian Katrina wore red but hindu Alia and Parineeti are…
— Ankesh Bhati (@AnkeshBhati_JNU) September 25, 2023
Another user of X (formerly known as Twitter) pointed out that ever since the pastel trend first emerged, all of the Bollywood stars have ended up seeming to be wearing very similar clothing.
In a world full of fashion and fashion trends,our recent bollywood actresses have confined their wedding outfits to pastels,be it kiara,alia or now parineeti,they might look aesthetic and sophisticated to many but all these brides have ended up looking more or less the same
— neha batham (@nehabatham03) September 25, 2023