[dropcap]H[/dropcap]igh profile weddings! No, we are still not done with our quota for the year. There is still one more left. Celebrations have already begun for the another wedding for this year as Isha Ambani — daughter of India’s richest man Mukesh and Nita Ambani – is set to marry industrialist Anand Piramal on December 12.
Anand, son of Swati and Ajay Piramal, is the founder of Piramal Realty, a leading real estate firm in India.
Well, the Ambani family has kicked-off the celebration in a special and unique way with a function called ‘Anna Seva’. As a part of the ceremony, the family is feeding 5,100 people, majority of them with special abilities, three times a day in Rajasthan’s Udaipur. The function will continue for four days, from December 7-10.
Family members, including Mukesh and Nita Ambani, Ajay and Swati Piramal, Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal were present at the Anna Seva function, serving people and interacting with them. Here are a few pictures from the function.
The pre-wedding festivities also include setting up of a specially curated exhibit called the Swadesh Bazaar that will showcase 108 traditional Indian Crafts and art forms from different regions of the country.
Three days of song, dance and pre-wedding rituals like mehendi are also lined up over the weekend.
Celebrities started arriving in Udaipur today with Actor Anil Kapoor and his wife Sunita Kapoor, filmmaker David Dhawan and fashion designer Manish Malhotra in the lead. But who caught everyone’s attention was Hillary Clinton. Take a look at who all have arrived for the wedding so far:
Social media pictures showed the venues in Udaipur, the Oberoi Udai Vilas and City Palace, all decked up for the upcoming events.
More than 100 chartered flights are landing in Udaipur’s sleepy airport, a source told Reuters.
Popstar Beyonce is expected to perform at the wedding next week in Mumbai, along with Bollywood celebrities.
Isha Ambani got engaged to Anand Piramal in September at Lake Como in Italy. The couple had a lavish engagement ceremony. The three-day-long affair was attended by several Bollywood stars.
Guests also have access to an app mapping out the activities.
Last month, a dandiya fest was organised as part of wedding celebrations.
The wedding will bring together two of India’s most influential families. Mr Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries, has a net worth of $47 billion, Forbes magazine says. The Piramals are into pharmaceuticals and real estate business, and according to a report, have given the couple a 50,000-sq-foot sea-facing house in Mumbai.