Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and Karan Johar danced away to singer Mika Singh's live tracks as industrialist Mukesh Ambani's son Akash Ambani made his way to wed Shloka Mehta here on Saturday.
The celebs, including Priyanka Chopra and director Ayan Mukerji, joined the lively and colourful 'baraat', which also saw the groom's parents -- Mukesh and Nita Ambani -- as well as sister Isha Ambani groove.
While Isha sported a pastel pink lehenga, Nita was dressed in a heavily-embroidered lehenga.
Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie Blair, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and a host of politicians and film fraternity members figure in the guest list of Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta's wedding here on Saturday.
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and his wife, Anjali, will also attend the celebrations, where Bollywood star Aamir Khan and his wife, Kiran Rao, were among the early guests.
Akash, son of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, will marry his childhood friend Shloka, daughter of Mona and Russell Mehta, at the Jio World Centre, Bandra-Kurla Complex.
Among the A-listers at this wedding are Shah Rukh Khan, Sachin Tendulkar, and Priyanka Chopra.
Chopra, her brother and her mother enjoyed a little giggle time on the sidelines of the event. She posted a picture of the family on social media with the caption "Family..."
Other guests include Aamir Khan and his wife, Kiran Rao.
Oh, and the Bachchan family.
The venue is decked up with elaborate floral figurines of Hindu deity Krishna, a horse, a peacock and elephants. The guests were welcomed by men holding traditional umbrellas.
Akash's sister Isha and her husband Anand Piramal, along with Piramal Group chairman Ajay Piramal and his wife Swati will be a part of the gala, where Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and his wife Amruta, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu and former Commerce Minister Anand Sharma will also be present.
As expected, corporate honchos and global leaders have been invited.
According to a source, among those in attendance include Samsung vice-chairman Jay Y. Lee, International Olympic Committee executive board member Christophe De Kepper, Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih, Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings, Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia's Managing Director Yasir Othman Al-Rumayyan, Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran and his wife Lalitha.
Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey, former US Congressman Eric Cantor and his wife, Morgan Stanley banker Michael Grimes and his wife, Dow Chemical chairman Andrew Liveris and his wife Paula, and Purna Saggurti, Chairman of Global Corporate and Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch will also attend.
Wedding celebrations began last month in the Swiss town of St Moritz, with the best of Bollywood, powerful politicians and business magnates attending a series of pre-wedding parties, which included entertainment by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and The Chainsmokers.Today sees another rush of A-list guests.
On March 6, Akash’s parents, Mukesh and Nita Ambani, launched a food service programme across all orphanages and old age homes in Mumbai. Joining hands with the Mehta family, the group served food to about 2,000 children. The children were also entertained by a musical fountain show during the inauguration of the Dhirubhai Ambani square in Mumbai.
The food service programme was a repeat of last year when the daughter of the family Isha tied the knot with Anand. At the time, more than 5,000 people were fed in Rajasthan, where the wedding took place. The Ambanis have also reportedly sent boxes of sweets to every police station in the Mumbai district.
The venue later moved to Mumbai with the sangeet or musical party held on March 4 at the Ambani residence Antilia with nearly 1,600 guests. The following evening, Isha’s in-laws, the Piramals of diversified conglomerate Piramal Enterprises Ltd, reportedly hosted a special evening for the bride and groom. A Harry Potter-themed party was also put on for the guests.
The March 7 event was another star-studded henna party, which was followed by the wedding today (March 9) at the Jio Gardens. A formal wedding reception is also scheduled for March 11.
- With agency inputs