Mumbai, June 29 :
Actress Esha Deol
married businessman Bharat Takhtani
in a traditional South Indian
ceremony at the Iskon temple in the Juhu suburb here. Her mother, Hema
Malini, says she is "very happy" for her daughter.
Bride Esha was
glowing in a red lehenga made of three Kanjivaram saris and gold
jewellery, while Bharat looked dapper in white sherwani with zardozi
work. The wedding outfits were designed by Neeta Lulla.
The decor at the temple was simple yet beautiful. It was heavily decorated with flowers.
said she will miss her daughter, adding: "It was a normal South Indian
wedding, with just slight changes. I am very happy for Esha, she has
found the right person. We all are very happy. I will miss her but she
is going to be in Mumbai, so I am happy about that."
She was talking to reporters after the wedding.
dress code for women was Kanjivarm saris and Hema looked elegant in a
orange-red hand woven six yard, which she teamed up with a green blouse
and kept her hair neatly tied at the the back. Esha's dad and yesteryear
star Dharmendra kept it simple - he chose to wear white kurta-pyjama.
The ceremony saw the presence of creme da la creme from filmdom as well as politicians and businessmen.
Amitabh Bachchan came with song Abhishek and said: "My best wishes to the married couple."
actress Vyjayanthimala, who attened the wedding, looked evergreen in a
purple and orange traditional sari and said that she would have "not
missed the occasion".
"Hema is like a younger sister. The wedding
has been done in a fabulous way. It is totally traditional. I am here
only for Hema, we are like family," she added.
Shatrughan Sinha's wife, Poonam Sinha, also came with her twin sons -
Luv and Kush. She looked beautiful in a pink and golden sari.
niece and actress Madhoo is happy for her cousin and said: "I want to
tell her that marriage in beautiful. Marriage is all about what you do
for the other person, so you should never fall into any power struggle.
She has gone into a good family and I wish her all the best."
Madhoo was wearing a golden and maroon sari.
Khanna, Manoj Kumar, Anu Malik, Esha's cousin Abhay Deol, Ramesh Sippy,
Sandip Soparrkar and his wife Jesse Randhwa were also there to bless
Rani Mukerji, looking beautiful in a white sari with
red embroidery, was among the guests and said: "I am here to wish Esha
on her special day. All the best for her married life." The duo worked
together in "Yuva".
Fardeen Khan said he hopes that the couple
should go to a nice place for honeymoon. "Lots of congratulations. I am
very happy for her. I hope they go on a good honeymoon to get away from
Sahara's chief Subroto Roy, industrialist Mukesh
Ambani's wife Neeta Ambani and Sunil Rane of Atharva Group of
Institutes, who is a family friend, were among the other high profile
Top notch Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders too
attended the wedding. From Raj Purohit, Mumbai chief of BJP, to party
president Nitin Gadkari to national vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi -
were seen there.
The family will host a reception Saturday at a prominent five star hotel in the city.© IANS