Mehul Choksi, India’s most flamboyant jeweller is in Jodhpur, where his beautiful daughter Priyanka will tie the knot. The Chairman of Gitanjali Group spoke to WeddingSutra: “Priyanka is marrying Antwerp-based Akash Mehta in December. I’m in Jodhpur to finalise all details with the venues and Wizcraft, the Wedding Planners.”
It’s sure to be the most magnificent wedding, since the workaholic Choksi is so passionate about Events and Exclusive Shows, Food and Fashion. The maverick business magnate has built and owns some of India’s most fashionable jewellery brands- Nakshatra, D’Damas, Gilli, Asmi, Gold Expressions and Vivaha Gold. Choksi loves his Ascot Chang tailored suits and food is his big weakness—Mumbai street specialities, Masala Dosa and Cheese Pizzas being his favourites. The first question we asked Choksi a strict vegetarian and teetotaller, is who the wedding chefs will be. He responds: “We are yet to finalise the menu and chef details. But the decor and sets will be done by Bollywood’s Art Director Omung Kumar”. The mastermind behind many a fabulous set for films like Saawariya, Black and Ishq Vishk, Omung Kumar is one of the most sought-after production and set designers in Bollywood. He has also designed the sets for several reality shows on television, and his most recent work is the production and stage design for Kingdom of Dreams, India’s first live entertainment and leisure destination in Gurgaon, Haryana.
Priyanka is Priti and Mehul Choksi’s eldest child. An alumni of Columbia University she has been working with the Gitanjali Group since last year. Her siblings are Rohan who is at Purdue University and Maitreyi who is studying in Mumbai.