In 2014, filmmaker Aditya Chopra and Actress Rani Mukerji surprised everyone by flying off to Italy and having an intimate wedding ceremony. Three years on and Cricketer Virat Kohli and Actress Anushka Sharma have done the same.

Reportedly Chopra advised Sharma to have a destination wedding. He not only launched Sharma’s film career with ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ (2008), however the film-maker who is known to escape the shutterbugs like a pro, also recommended this location to Sharma.

Deccan Chronicle reports that Sharma’s friend and mentor Chopra, came up with this idea. A source quoted by the daily said, “It was his idea that Anushka and Virat have their wedding in Italy. He warned them that a desi wedding would turn into a tamasha with paparazzi and gatecrashers.”

Sharma reportedly takes Chopra’s advice genuinely and the source said it was only a matter of time that the idea reached “From Adi’s lips to Virat’s ears.”

After the intimate wedding with just forty-four members of family and close friends in Tuscany, Italy, the newlywed couple plans to throw two reception parties. The first in Delhi on the 21st December, 2018 and the second in Mumbai on the 26th of December 2018.