Inside Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza's Starry Wedding
From Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan, everyone was there
There's nothing that brings Bollywood together like a big wedding, and Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza's marriage and reception over February 3-4 2012 in Mumbai showed just that. As the long-time couple (they'd been seeing each other for eight years) tied the knot, T'town's biggest names joined in the celebrations. From Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan to Kareena Kapoor and Aamir Khan, everyone was there.
Riteish and Genelia had a traditional Maharashtrian wedding on February 3 in Mumbai. The groom made his entry on a white horse in traditional style and also wore typical Maharashtrian headgear. He was obviously in great spirits, even tweeting about the marriage before and as it happened. Riteish first wrote that he just "saw the Last sunset as a Bachelor."
Later, post wedding, the star posted a pic of himself and Genelia, both looking amazing, saying simply, "Mr and Mrs Deshmukh."
Abhishek Bachchan was at the wedding with his mum Jaya, Shah Rukh Khan and Shahid Kapoor were there, and also on the guest list were many other stars including Ajay Devgn and Kajol.
The wedding was also attended by several bigwigs from the political and business world, all friends of Riteish's politican dad Vilasrao Deshmukh. Maharashtra chief minister Prthviraj Chauhan and the Thackerays were among the guests as were the Ambanis and the Godrejs.
The wedding reception on February 4 was equally grand with Riteish looking handsome in a black bandhgala and Genelia absolutely stunning in a dark peach lehenga with a draped dupatta and heavy gold emboirdery all over the outfit.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attended the reception, accompanied by Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan. Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, Imran Khan and Avantika Malik, Anushka Sharma, Bipasha Basu, Madhuri Dixit, Kangna Ranaut, Rekha, Jacqueline Fernandes and Sajid Khan were among the other high-profile guests.
Later, Riteish and Genelia also had a Christian wedding at St Anne's Church in Mumbai.