From superstars like Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to young talents like Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor, and Parineeti Chopra -- the best of Bollywood extended a warm welcome to British Royals Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton in Mumbai on Sunday.
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton at the royal gala in Mumbai on Sunday
Parineeti Chopra shared a cute snap of herself with actress Alia Bhatt and captioned it, "Meeting royalty but goofing around ;) @aliaa08 #RoyalVisitIndia."
Bollywood's top-rated star Shah Rukh Khan looked dapper in a tuxedo and a bow-tie and was the host for the evening with Aishwarya. Here's what he tweeted:
The Royal couple was so gracious & full of poise. Tonite as I said is the nite of the King the Queen & the Knights. Wish all nites were same— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 10, 2016
Madhuri Dixit, the dancing diva of the tinsel town, looked ethereal in a sari for the gala, where she was accompanied by her husband Shriram Nene.
It was a pleasure meeting their highnesses, William and Kate. Very gracious and down to earth. pic.twitter.com/VI3qaqwQAd— Madhuri Dixit-Nene (@MadhuriDixit) April 10, 2016
As described by Huma Qureshi, the gala dinner was "a royal affair".
Here's what other celebrities tweeted about the royal reception on Sunday night at The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai:
Being British Asian,was so special to meet THRs Prince William & Kate. Humble,beautiful & their charity work is inspiring! #RoyalVisitIndia— SOPHIE CHOUDRY (@Sophie_Choudry) April 11, 2016
The reception saw the creme de la creme of the film, sport and business society come together at the hotel for a glittering evening with the royal couple to raise funds for organisations including Childline India, Magic Bus and Door Step School, India.
The stars, which also included names like Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari, Farhan Akhtar, Jacqueline Fernandez, Sonam Kapoor, were dressed elegantly -- mostly in creations by designer Manish Malhotra, but Duchess of Cambridge, who is known for her style, stood out in a blue gown for the evening.