Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant got officially engaged at the Ambani residence, ‘Antilia’ on January 19. After a grand ceremony at the Shrinathji Temple in Rajasthan’s Nathdwara on December 29 last year, Mukesh and Nita Ambani hosted a magnificent engagement soiree at their uber-luxurious residence. Attended by the who’s and who of Bollywood, it was a star-studded affair. However, all eyes were on the newly engaged couple who looked stunning. While Anant wore a blue kurta-pyjama with a sequined jacket, Radhika donned a beige-coloured lehenga.
Radhika Merchant and Anant Ambani sought blessings of Lord Krishna at the Ambanis’ family temple and thereafter exchanged rings. To ring in the joyous occasion, Nita Ambani gave a surprise performance as well. Meanwhile, Isha Ambani hosted the evening function and other pre-wedding festivities.
The Ambanis later released a statement saying, “Age-old traditions such as the Gol Dhana and Chunari Vidhi – followed for generations among Gujarati Hindu families – were conducted with great enthusiasm in the family temple.”
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Celebs in attendance at Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s engagement party
Mukesh Ambani’s youngest son, Anant Ambani’s engagement party was attended by many celebrities. From Bollywood’s power couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh to celebrated cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and his wife Anjali, prominent personalities were spotted at the regal event.
Deepika and Ranveer made for a gorgeous couple as they walked hand in hand, and Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal also looked resplendent.
Ponniyin Selvan star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who walked in with her daughter Aaradhya looked ravishing as ever. Donning a gorgeous green suit, Aishwarya looked nothing less than the diva that she is.
Akshay Kumar was too spotted and looked picture-perfect in a maroon sherwani.
Sara Ali Khan who posed alongside Manish Malhotra looked chic in an off-white sharara.
And though all the celebrities looked their best, it was the mother-son duo that stole the limelight. Yes, we are talking about Gauri Khan and her son Aryan Khan. Gauri was stunning in a silver-embellished lehenga and Aryan looked dapper in a black tux.
Katrina Kaif, John Abraham, Janhvi Kapoor, Ananya Panday, Arjun Kapoor, Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Shreya Ghoshal, and Sandeep Khosla were also spotted at the party.
For the uninitiated, Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant have known each other for a long time and their union was in the offing for quite some time. Anant Ambani is currently leading the energy business of Reliance Industries, and Radhika Merchant is on the Board of Directors of Encore Healthcare.
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