On March 9, Reliance chairperson Mukesh Ambani's elder son Akash Ambani tied the knot with Shloka Mehta, the younger daughter of diamond merchant Russell Mehta and Mona Mehta.
The guests started arriving at 3:30 pm ahead of the marriage ceremony which was to begin at 7:30 pm. Prominent personalities from different sectors graced the star-studded event.
A host of cricketers were also spotted making an appearance at the red carpet. A number of players enjoy a cordial relationship with the Ambanis, given Mukesh Ambani's wife Nita Ambani is the owner of IPL club Mumbai Indians.
Former Sri Lankan skipper and Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene was the first from the sport to arrive at the event. He decided to go casual, wearing a coat and suit for the function.
Soon after him, former New Zealand great and Mumbai Indians' bowling coach Shane Bond made his way to the event. Unlike Jayawardene, he decided to go traditional by wearing a kurta pyjama.
Bond's national mate Mitchell McClenaghan also arrived with his better half for the event. He looked dashing in a traditional sherwani while his better-half wore lehenga.
The Pandya brothers also made their way for Akash Ambani's wedding with Shloka Mehta. While Hardik wore a flower textured sherwani, Krunal wore a crisp blue-colored sherwani. The latter's wife was also spotted wearing a lehenga.
The pre-wedding festivities of the grand wedding started about a month ago as the Ambanis and Mehtas hosted a grand celebration at St Moritz in Switzerland with around 500 guests.Several celebrities from Bollywood including Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor and others were spotted attending the event. The Ambanis also held an Anna Seva at the Jio World Centre that also houses the Dhirubhai Ambani International School and fed nearly 2,000 underprivileged students.
The couple’s engagement held at their residence on June 30 saw the who’s who of Bollywood making an appearance, like most other gatherings of the family. The wedding reception will be organized on Monday, March 11 at 7.30 at Jio World Center and the attire for the day as Longue suit or Indian formal attires.
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