After the traditional wedding celebration at ISKCON Temple, Hema Malini & Dharmendra and Pooja & Vijay Takhtani hosted a grand reception to celebrate the union of Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani. The turn-out was huge, over 2000 guests, and the who’s who from the world of bollywood, business and politics were there. Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu, Bollywood Diva Rekha, Sanjay Khan, Zeenat Aman, Jeetendra, Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan, Tabu and Kajol, Vidya Balan. Politician Chaggan Bhujbal was one of the first to arrive, also present were BJP leaders LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitly.
The whole venue had a very dreamy & white feel with lots of crystals. With so many guests, there was a serpentine line in front of the stage where the newly-weds with their parents greeted the guests. It was a dry day but the lack of spirits did not dampen the enthusiasm in the air, it was bonding time for the bollywood fraternity, and many others had an enjoyable time celeb-spotting. Shera (Salman Khan’s bodyguard) whose company Tiger Security had taken on security management had to repeatedly request the guests not to crowd around the VIP lounge next to the stage. The star of the show was Hema Malini who looked every bit gorgeous in a white saree and who orchestrated such a wonderful wedding celebration for her dear daughter. All eyes were on the sweet-looking sister of the bride Ahana who stayed away from the stage, and was enjoying the company of her friends.
The Dream Girl may have had a very quiet, secret wedding, but she made sure her daughter’s wedding was very different—what was special about this occasion, was that she invited all her close friends to all the functions, making the celebration a grand finale.
Who attended the grand finale, click here to see photographs