So Sonam Kapoor is Mrs Anand Ahuja now. The wedding which took place in Mumbai on Tuesday afternoon was anything but low-key. There was band, baaja, baraati and yes, Ranveer Singh who arrived to onlookers shouting, ‘Tumhara shaadi kab hai?’ All in good time.
The turn-out for Sonam’s wedding was far larger than expected. Earlier it was believed that it would be a low-key affair in deference to the recent tragedy of Sridevi passing away in Dubai three months ago.
Then, at the last minute the Kapoor family decided to not hold back when it came to giving their daughter a memorable wedding. All sobriety forfeited, the entire family turned up in shades of red, pink and green, in all their finery. Sonam’s cousin Mohit Marwah during whose wedding celebrations in Dubai, Sridevi breathed her last, was also present to cheer his sister. The dhol beats could be heard for miles as the family decided to give Sonam a spectacular wedding. The guest list held no surprises. Sonam’s besties Swara Bhaskar and Jaqueline Fernandez were among the early-birds while Ranveer Singh made a fashionably late entry. Boney Kapoor (in a pink Sherwani) arrived with his two daughters Janhavi and Khushi with his faithful politician-friend Amar Singh by his side. Throughout this unfortunate time of bereavement and crisis Amar Singh has stood by Boney like a pillar of strength.
Though the Bachchans make it a point never to attend any function where their former friend and confidante Amar Singh attends, this time they made an exception. Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek with swanky pugdis tied to their heads to indicate they are from the bride’s side, made their presence felt. Abhishek’s sister Shweta looking radiant, was also present. But the other ladies of the house Jaya Bachchan and bahu Aishwarya were conspicuous by their absence. Saif and Kareena and the new superstar of their family Taimur showed up hours after landing from London. They made a quick entry and exit. Most of the other guests stayed the entire time. A guest spoke to this writer from the wedding saying, “It’s as big as any Punjabi wedding. I don’t know what Sonam meant when she said she would like them to avoid extravagance. Everything was done on a lavish scale.”