When it’s an alliance between the world’s most prominent diamond merchant and India’s shipping giant, you can be sure the wedding will be the most awaited affair in the city’s social calendar. Viraj, the son of Mona and Russell Mehta is tying the knot with Nisha, the daughter of Bharat Sheth of Great Eastern Shipping. The celebrations are between 7th and 9th January at the Taj Mahal Hotel and Turf Club in South Mumbai. Russel Mehta is the Mumbai-based COO of Rosy Blue, the global conglomerate who also own the retail chain ‘Orra’.
The weddings hosted by the Rosy Blue family (also known as B.Arunkumar & Sons) have always been the most dazzling affairs. The three or four day extravaganzas are a showcase of the most scintillating Indian elements for International connoisseurs who are ferried to India in chartered flights and treated to the ultimate in traditional Indian hospitality. A few years ago, Dilip Mehta’s son Vishal Mehta tied the knot with Shrenuj CEO’s daughter; the theme was ‘going back to the roots’ and world-renowned musical maestros were invited to perform at the very private event. In 2005, another brother Harshad Mehta’s son Rihen got married and the functions were held at the sprawling Cooperage and MMRDA Grounds. The Sangeet was held amidst tight security and managed by the Moranis owned Cineyug. Bollywood’s A-list stars like Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan performed and entertained the over 7,000 guests.