Some women are born to be rebels and one of them is Gul Panag!
We know how Gul Panag has inspired so many women in the past to follow the unconventional paths to fulfil their dreams and passion. Gul is known for her interest in bikes and her ability to be exactly who she is, unapologetically.
If you didn’t know, she also became a certified pilot in 2016.
And standing tall against the societal pressure, she embraced motherhood at the age of 39.
Recently, she revealed on Instagram some memorable insights from her wedding which might be normal for her but was definitely a shocker for the society.
Being a rebel that she is, how could Gul let her wedding be a stereotypical celebrity wedding!
Unlike a celebrity wedding, which looks more like a Bollywood movie and less like a wedding, Gul’s wedding was way different.
Her wedding was an intimate affair in Chandigarh, with her close friends and her family members by her side at the wedding.
Do you know, rather than wearing a designer lehenga, Gul had worn her mother’s lehenga on the day of her wedding and her mother-in-law’s on their sangeet? Shocking, right?
However, more eye-catching was the actress’s doli – which was a “bike doli”!
Yes, on the account of her 8th anniversary yesterday, Gul revisited her wedding days and shared some special moments which are worth inspiring for every woman who is battling against the societal norms, expectations and pressure.
In her inspiring Instagram post, she mentioned:
8 years and counting.
I knew I wanted a wedding that was super fun, small and intimate. Had no idea how to go about. Then when we attended @shru2kill and @dontpanic79‘s wedding in Goa – we found our inspiration.
Our primary goal was to enjoy the wedding with our loved ones. My mother was the ‘wedding planner’ and she executed our vision to perfection featuring every single custom with a fun twist! I wore my mother’s lehnga for the wedding and my mother in law’s for the sangeet.
I’m often asked about the doli or ‘getaway vehicle ‘. The initial plan was to go on a bike.
Since I was wearing my mother’s lehnga, I was afraid of getting it stuck in the wheel. So the husband found a fabricator in Nangal who made side-cars and ordered one. It arrived the night before the wedding. Husband, his brother @rusty_clicks and @sherbirpanag were up all night attaching it to the bike ( it’s quite a task).
We then got all our friends and family to ride @royalenfield bikes as part of the procession that included women riders ( @Simrit kaur34 @simranpotnis and my Bhoa their mother, then 65 years old) along with the Doli.
This ride was definitely the highlight!
More pictures in stories.
Along with the beautiful post, she shared these beautiful images: