Pre-wedding festivities have begun for Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal who will tie the knot in a strictly family-only affair at her Mumbai residence.
Their three-day engagement bash at Lake Como in September was probably the most expensive betrothal of the decade and the wedding celebrations are in all probability going to be gigantic, considering Isha is the daughter of India's richest family.
Isha and Anand, scions of the Ambani and Piramal business families respectively, will Wednesday as per Indian traditions, customs and culture at the Mumbai residence of the Ambani family on December 12. With the who's who of Bollywood descending in Udaipur for the December 12 wedding of Isha Ambani, daughter of business tycoon Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani, the sangeet was a trailer to what to expect in the next few days.
USA singer Beyonce will perform at the wedding of the daughter of India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, along with Bollywood stars, and guests will be flown in on 100 chartered flights in lavish marriage celebrations. "This unique exhibit has not just provided livelihoods to thousands of such artisans, but also giving an opportunity to showcase their rare works from every nook and corner of India, for people's interest, appreciation and support". (Photo credit: Varinder Chawla) Earlier, Shah Rukh Khan arrived for Isha Ambani wedding ceremony with wife Gauri Khan. As per reports, the wedding guests will be given an app to map out the wedding activities which includes a private concert by Beyonce. Over 100-chartered flights have been flying in and out of the otherwise sleepy Udaipur airport. But before that a slew of events will be held in the city of lakes amidst high security.
Many in India, where millions live in dire poverty, have closely followed the preparations, including the Ivy League-graduate couple's engagement at the luxury Villa D'Este hotel on Italy's Lake Como, attended by more than 600 guests, and featuring a private performance by singer John Legend.
Maharshtra's Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis arrives at the Udaipur airport for the Isha Ambani-Anand Piramal pre-wedding celebrations.
By the end of the sangeet, the Ambani family-Nita and Mukesh-performed as well.