Crowned with Miss Universe title in the year 2000 Lara Dutta and the first Indian to win a Grand Slam tournament Mahesh Bhupathi makes a power couple. Both were superb in their respective fields, naturally, their jodi would also be superb!
Have a look at the blissful journey of Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi’s love story. It had a rocking wedding worth remembering for a lifetime.
Lara Dutt and Mahesh Bhupathi got married in a simple civil ceremony on February 16, 2011, in Bandra, Mumbai attended by only close family and friends. And on February 20, 2011, witnessed a glamourous Church wedding of this awesome couple at Candolim in Goa.
Lara and Mahesh first met in a business meeting for some work in Mahesh’s sports company, and soon they started dating.
But the trouble was that Bhupathi was already married to a model, Shvetha Jaishankar. There were reports that Lara was responsible for breaking Shvetha’s home. After 7 years of marriage, Mahesh and Shvetha got divorced amicably.
The highlight of Lara and Mahesh’s Goan wedding when both speak about the wedding vows that they spoke for and to each other from the deepest core of their hearts. This is what Bhupathi said:
“Lara, when I first met you, this day was a dream. Today it is reality. When I’m on the tour, not a day goes by without me wishing I was home with you instead, so even when I’m gone I am with you. You are my companion, partner and best friend. I promise to stick by you through hits and flops. I look forward to growing old with you.”
And after this, it was the bride’s turn and with tears in her eyes, Lara’s wedding vow was:
“I promise to return your serves and volley alongside you. I will be with you through our many wins and occasional loss”.
The beach wedding venue was decorated with red roses and white jasmines attended by VVIPs from tennis world and Bollywood fraternity.
Lara looked beautiful in a white wedding gown and Mahesh looked dapper in a black tuxedo. The gorgeous off-white lace dress with a 10 metres train, designed by Elie Saab, enhanced her bridal look further
A year after their wedding, on January 20, 2012, Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi became proud parents to their little munchkin, Saira Bhupathi.