Ranveer, Deepika request wedding guests to donate to charity instead of giving gifts


With a quest to do things differently and make the auspicious occasion serve a higher cause, Bollywood’s power couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have requested their guests to not give them any gifts.

Instead, the invites for the November 28 reception which have been sent out to the couple’s friends, have offered the opportunity to make donations to Padukone’s non-profit organisation — The Live Love Laugh Foundation — that spreads awareness about mental health. Deepika herself has been open about her battle and struggles with depression.

According to Mid-day, a source close to the duo reveals, “Since they are both from non-filmy families, they wanted a quiet wedding away from the prying eyes of the world. The Mumbai and Bengaluru receptions though will be a snazzy affair.”

“Amongst the many things, the bride and groom have requested the guests to not shower them with gifts. If they wish to give them anything, they’ve requested that donations be made to Deepika’s foundation that actively works towards creating awareness and removing the stigma around depression. Both Ranveer and Deepika are deeply committed to the cause and want to involve all their guests in the good deed,” they added.

Meanwhile, with only a day to go till the nuptials in Italy, excitement levels are at an all-time high as fans await to see the couple tie the knot.

Speaking of the Italy wedding, the source says, “The villa is closed for the public starting today [Monday]. The families are staying at a hotel 10 minutes from the venue because the venue itself doesn’t have boarding facility.”