Ahana Deol: Esha's husband got me her measurements for the gown'

Updated: Aug 28, 2017, 13:33 IST | Upala KBR | Mumbai

From designing a customised outfit for mom-to-be Esha to deciding on lavender theme, Ahana Deol reveals how she and her brother-in-law Bharat Takhtani planned a surprise baby shower

Esha and Ahana Deol at the baby shower
Esha and Ahana Deol at the baby shower

It's raining baby showers for mom-to-be Esha Deol. After a traditional South Indian 'godh bharai' ceremony, hosted by mom Hema Malini, and another Sindhi-styled function hosted by husband Bharat Takhtani's family last week, seven-months-pregnant Deol had a surprise baby shower last evening - this one, hosted by her younger sister Ahana Deol, who had been planning it secretly for over a month.'

The lavender-themed baby shower, which took place in a suburban hotel, saw the sisters' close friends in attendance. Besides sending out lavender invites, Ahana also made sure the décor — from balloons and floral arrangements to the lavender-based Belgian chocolate cake — reflected the theme. The mom-to-be glowed in a lavender chiffon gown designed by longtime friend Rocky S.

The cake
The cake

Says a source close to the family, "Ahana chose lavender as the theme since it is Esha's favourite colour. Also, she felt that lavender would be a good choice, since it's a gender-neutral colour."

The guests were even made an interesting request by the hostess. Ahana asked Deol's friends to wear either blue or pink to the baby shower. "The ones who feel it'll be a boy, wore blue and those rooting for a girl, wore pink," adds the source.

Ahana is naturally thrilled that she could pull off the surprise bash, without her elder sister getting a whiff of it. She says, "Esha had thrown a surprise baby shower party for me, when I was pregnant three years ago. So, I decided to do the same for her. These are the fun moments that we share as sisters. Of course, Bharat helped a lot — he sneakily got me Esha's measurements for the gown."

Rocky S adds, "When Ahana asked me to design something for Esha's baby shower, I was thrilled." Ever the warmest of hosts, Ahana put as much thought into the return gifts, which included customised bracelets, pocket squares for boys and scarves for girls, and special double choco-chip and salted caramel cookies.

Photos: Jaya Bachchan, Dimple Kapadia at Esha Deol's baby shower
Photos: Jaya Bachchan, Dimple Kapadia at Esha Deol's baby shower

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