Bollywood star couple announce wedding dates, ending months of speculation

  • xXx: Return of Xander Cage star Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh to wed in November
  • Couple starred together in controversial historical biopic Padmaavat that sparked riots and brought them death threats
PUBLISHED : Monday, 22 October, 2018, 10:22am
UPDATED : Monday, 22 October, 2018, 11:28am

Bollywood superstars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are tying the knot, ending months of speculation about their relationship.

The pair confirmed they will be married next month in a statement posted on their official Twitter accounts in Hindi and English.

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“With the blessings of our families, gives us immense joy in sharing that our wedding is set to take place on the 14th and 15th of November, 2018,” it stated.

Padukone, 33, and Singh 32, reportedly started dating in 2013 but had kept details of their relationship largely out of the public eye.

Padukone is one of Bollywood’s highest-paid stars and among the few to have broken into Hollywood, starring in xXx: Return of Xander Cage opposite Vin Diesel.

The soon-to-be-weds have also shared the silver screen together, appearing in a controversial Bollywood epic, Padmaavat, earlier this year that sparked violent protests in northern India.

Padukone played a legendary Hindu queen and Singh a medieval Muslim ruler in the film, which angered hardliners, some of whom burned down cinemas and made threats towards the two stars.

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Singh made his screen debut in 2010 and has worked in 14 films. Padukone has acted in about 40 movies since 2006.