The Ambani family, including Isha Ambani, Mukesh Ambani, Nita Ambani, Anant Ambani and Akash Ambani were spotted at the venue. They were joined by Anant's beau Radhika Merchant and Isha's husband Anand Piramal at the wedding venue.
Akash, son of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, will marry his childhood friend Shloka Mehta, daughter of Mona and Russell Mehta, at the Jio World Centre, Bandra-Kurla Complex
Akash's sister Isha and her husband Anand Piramal, along with Piramal Group chairman Ajay Piramal and his wife Swati will be a part of the gala, where Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and his wife Amruta, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu and former Commerce Minister Anand Sharma will also be present.
According to a source, among those in attendance include Samsung vice-chairman Jay Y. Lee, International Olympic Committee executive board member Christophe De Kepper, Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih, Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings, Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia's Managing Director Yasir Othman Al-Rumayyan, Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran and his wife Lalitha
Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey, former US Congressman Eric Cantor and his wife, Morgan Stanley banker Michael Grimes and his wife, Dow Chemical chairman Andrew Liveris and his wife Paula, and Purna Saggurti, Chairman of Global Corporate and Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch will also attend
Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie Blair, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and a host of politicians and film fraternity members figure in the guest list of Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta's wedding
The venue is decked up with elaborate floral figurines of Lord Krishna, a horse, a peacock and elephants. The guests were welcomed by men holding traditional umbrellas
The wedding on March 9 will be held at the Jio World Centre, Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC). This will be preceded by an 'assembly of 'baraat' at around 3:30 p.m. at Trident Hotel, BKC, followed by 'baraat swagat' and high tea' at 6:30 p.m. and 'Hasta Melap' at 8:01 p.m. and then dinner.
On March 10, a 'mangal parv' ceremony is set to take place that will be followed by a party hosted by both, the Ambanis and the Mehtas
A formal wedding reception on March 11 is scheduled which is touted to be a night of celebrations. It will be held at the Jio World Centre
The celebration will be attended by everyone from business heavyweights to Bollywood stars and politicians.
Akash Ambani got engaged to Shloka Mehta, his childhood friend, in March 2018. Shloka Mehta is the youngest daughter of Russell Mehta, a diamantaire and his wife Mona
The pre-wedding festivities of the grand wedding started about a month ago as the Ambanis and Mehtas hosted a grand bash in Switzerland, which was attended by the A-listers of B-town including Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Arjun Kapoor, among many others
Reportedly, 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 took place at their residence on June 30, 2018
The Ambani family welcomed all the high-profile guests who arrived to bless Akash Ambani, son of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani who is slated to marry his childhood friend Shloka Mehta, daughter of Mona and Russell Mehta, at the Jio World Centre, Bandra-Kurla Complex. All pictures/Yogen Shah
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