Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta get married in a star-studded event

The wedding was attended by prominent personalities including Tony Blair, Ban-ki-Moon and Sundar Pichai.
Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta get married in a star-studded event
Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta get married in a star-studded event
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Mukesh Ambani’s son Akash Ambani and diamantaire Russell Mehta’s daughter Shloka Mehta got married in a star-studded event in Mumbai on Saturday evening. The wedding was held at the Jio World Centre in the Bandra-Kurla Complex. Similar to the Isha-Anant big fat wedding last year, the function was attended by a host of celebrities and politicians not just from India, but from around the world.

Former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie Blair, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, politicians Praful Patel and HD Deve Gowda, to name a few, graced Akash’s and Shloka’s wedding.

Bollywood celebrities Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Ayan Mukerji and Karan Johar, as well as cricketer Hardik Pandya danced away to singer Mika Singh’s live tracks. The baraat, hosted at a concourse inside the Jio World Centre, saw celebrities, including Shah Rukh and his wife Gauri, dancing with Nita Ambani to the thumping music played by musicians Vishal and Shekhar.

Akash Ambani looked dapper in a soft pink intricately embroidered and sequinned sherwani, while the bride Shloka chose a traditional red for the D-Day.

The wedding venue was decked up with elaborate floral arrangements set to a garden theme, complete with a faux waterfall, floral figurines, fountain and a grand stage with a huge Krishna idol done up with flowers.

The wedding was preceded by days of celebrations, which began with a dandiya night last month. A three-day extravaganza at St Moritz in Switzerland saw the music band The Chainsmokers and Coldplay’s Chris Martin perform to an audience full of Bollywood stars, as well as a carnival bash which was opened to the locals for two hours.

As for the film world, the Bachchan family, including Amitabh, Jaya, Shweta, Abhishek, Aishwarya and Aaradhya, were in attendance, as were Rajinikanth, Priyanka Chopra, Aamir Khan and wife Kiran Rao, Alia Bhatt, Karisma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Anu Malik, Armaan Jain, Jackie Shroff, Vidya Balan, Vishal-Shekhar, Gauri Khan, Farah Khan, Juhi Chawla, Kiara Advani, Sidharth Malhotra and Shabana Azmi.

Among sportspersons, Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Zaheer Khan, Ajinkya Rahane and Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardene were present on the occasion.

Post the wedding, a celebration night will be held on Sunday, followed by a grand reception on Monday.

(With inputs from IANS)

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