Newlyweds Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence, after returning from their grand destination wedding in Italy’s Tuscany.
"Captain of the Indian cricket team @imVkohli and noted actor @AnushkaSharma met PM @narendramodi this evening. The Prime Minister congratulated them on their wedding," tweeted the Prime Minister's Office.
The power couple invited PM Modi to attend their reception, which will be held in the national capital on Thursday. The statement released by the PMO said that the prime minister congratulated the couple on their marriage.
Captain of the Indian cricket team @imVkohli and noted actor @AnushkaSharma met PM this evening to extend Wedding Reception Invitation. The Prime Minister congratulated them on their wedding: pic.twitter.com/b2CBdZ3ih4— PIB India (@PIB_India) December 20, 2017
Kohli, who is captain of the Indian cricket team, and popular Bollywood actor Sharma tied the knot on December 11 this year, in a private affair with just family and close friends in attendance in Italy’s Tuscany.
The couple announced the news of their wedding on social media in a joint statement, saying, “Today we have promised each other to be bound in love for ever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you. This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well-wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey.”
The reception, which will be held in New Delhi on December 21 at Hotel Taj Palace, is expected to be a high-profile gala night. It will be followed by another party for industry friends and cricketers in Mumbai on December 26.