190310 Rekha at Ambani wedding
Actors Rekha, Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna at the wedding reception of Akash Ambani and Shloka in Mumbai, Sunday, March 10, 2019 Image Credit: PTI

Mumbai: Tinsel town has lit up with a wave of festivities once again, this time for newly-weds Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta, who tied the knot on Saturday in Mumbai.

There were of course the staple Bollywood dances pre-wedding and the Bollywood dances with the baarat (wedding procession) in tow.

And then on Sunday, there were fireworks.

Akash, who is the son of Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani, and Shloka, the youngest daughter of diamond merchant Russell Mehta, had a reception for their fun and famous friends complete with sparklers and an aerial act at Jio World Centre. Yes, this is not your typical wedding. In keeping with family tradition – Akash’s sister, Isha married only a few months ago – the stars came ready to dazzle.

It’s tough to tick off all the names in the crowded guest-list right away, but those in attendance included Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karan Johar, Jeetendra and daughter Ekta Kapoor. Other guests included Suniel Shetty and Mana Shetty, Riteish Deshmukh, Goldie Behl and Sonali Bendre Behl, Prasoon Joshi, Shankar Mahadevan, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna, Karisma Kapoor, Pooja Hegde, Boney Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Raj Kundra, Madhur Bhandarkar, Padmini Kolhapure, Falguni Pathak, Farah Khan, Sanjay Khan, Kiara Advani, Anu Malik, Dia Mirza, Kriti Sanon, Malaika Arora, Juhi Chawla, Rajkumar Hirani, Diana Penty and David Dhawan.

Sachin Tendulkar, Irfan Pathan, P.V. Sindhu, Anil Kumble, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya were also present.

The newly-weds posed in front of a floral background, often breaking into smiles, before a show that had all the trappings of a big-screen moment. There was a musical fountain-cum-dance show with 150 performers – both from the country and overseas.

There has also been talk about a live show by American pop rock band Maroon 5, and if they perform they’ll be the third award-winning group – after Coldplay and The Chainsmokers – to play the stage for this couple.

Be warned: the party isn’t over yet; another reception is to take place on Monday in Mumbai. A reception will also be held here on Monday.