Global celebrities gather for the wedding of India's richest man's son

Sergio Cunningham
March 10, 2019

Yes, Akash Ambani, the eldest son of Asia's richest man Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani, is tying the knot today evening with Shloka Mehta, daughter of diamond merchant Russell Mehta and Mona Mehta. The business tycoon Mukesh Ambani and his family, including Nita Ambani, daughter Ambani along with husband Anand Piramal, and his sons Akash Ambani and Anant Ambani have been dressed in handsome attires for the special day. Following in Indian tradition, they will celebrate their marriage with three days worth of events, and the nuptials themselves took place at the Jio World Centre in Mumbai on Saturday.

Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta's festivities are reminiscent of Chopra and Jonas's wedding, which took place in Delhi in Mumbai in December of previous year.

There was huge interest in the Akash Ambani-Shloka Mehta wedding.

Almost the entire Bollywood fraternity, sportsman and politicians are expected to attend the high profile wedding.

A concourse inside the "Jio World Centre" hosted the baraat (wedding procession), which had Bollywood composers Vishal and Shekhar dishing out foot-tapping numbers. Katrina Kaif Ditches the Usual "Red and Gold" and Picks a Cool Blue Attire for Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta Wedding - View Pics.

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Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Google, former British prime minister Tony Blair, film stars Rajinikanth and Priyanka Chopra and cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Hardik Pandya were among the guests.

Aamir Khan and wife Kiran Rao at the wedding.

"It was at the insistence of Isha Ambani, for whose wedding celebration Nise performed in December 2018", said a release.

A key highlight of the wedding is a musical fountain-cum-dance show, which also includes aerial acts, signifying a symmetry between water, earth and sky, according to sources.

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