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Karisma Kapoor’s Delhi-based ex-husband Sunjay Kapur is gearing up to marry fashion entrepreneur Priya Sachdev
Sanyukta Iyer (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 17, 2017)
Sunjay Kapur and Priya Sachdev who were first spotted getting cosy at a party in New York in September 2013, in the middle of the Delhi businessman’s tumultuous separation from his actress-ex-wife, Karisma Kapoor, are gearing up for their nuptials next month in a quiet two-day ceremony in the Big Apple. While they have been together since five years, the couple started making public appearances only two years ago. They are keeping the ceremony private with only a few friends and family in attendance. Priya’s sister, Charu Sachdev, is making all the arrangements for the wedding, which will be a traditional Sikh ceremony, and is expected to take place sometime in mid-April. This will be Sunjay ’s third and Priya’s second marriage.
Karisma, who had tied the knot with Sunjay in a widely reported Sikh ceremony at her family home, Krishna Raj, in 2003, filed for divorce through mutual consent in 2014 citing irreconcilable differences. But in November 2015, the couple filed separate applications to withdraw their consent to divorce and legal proceedings over property and alimony, creating a feeding frenzy for the media. During this time, Karisma’s father, Randhir Kapoor, alluded to Priya, accusing Sunjay of living with another woman in Delhi.
Sunjay and Karisma, who have a 12-year-old daughter, Samaira, and a seven-year-old son, Kiaan Raj, together, divorced in 2016 ending their 13-year marriage. Karisma was granted custody of both the kids.
Two years ago, Karisma found love again with Mumbai-based businessman Sandeep Toshniwal. And the duo has been making their relationship public with joint appearances of late. At her father, Randhir Kapoor’s 70th birthday bash on February 15, Karisma even introduced her beau to extended family and friends.
Meanwhile, Priya, a Delhi-based fashion entrepreneur and designer, stayed by Sunjay’s side through his lengthy divorce proceedings, making appearances with him at social gatherings in New York. While the couple refused to acknowledge their relationship status, Sunjay and Priya turned heads when they showed up hand-in-hand at Delhi’s annual polo match last January. Interestingly, the organisers of the event had their table cards on point for the cocktails and after-party with one card prophetically reading “Mr and Mrs Kapur” reserved for them.
Priya had married Indian-American hotel heir-actor Vikram Chatwal in an extravagant 2006 ceremony spread across 10 days and three cities with approximately 600 guests in attendance, including steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, Brit supermodel Naomi Campbell, HRH Prince Nikolaos of Greece and former US President Bill Clinton. Little wonder then, that Priya’s not particularly inclined towards making it a big wedding second time around.