So another celebrity gets formally hitched. We’ve been reading the reports on Shilpa Shetty’s engagement to Raj Kundra—in the hope that there’ll be something new in the next report. But everyone has published the same facts—and we’re doing the same. a) She wore a simple (by Bollywood standards) Manish Malhotra saree which she paired with opulent jewellery from Anmol Jewellers. b) The intimate engagement ceremony was held at Kundra’s Juhu flat c) Sister Shamita Shetty, now a contestant at Big Boss couldn’t attend d) After marriage, the couple will live in India—Raj Kundra states house help is available in India— he makes it amply clear that his businesses are flourishing in UK and the India decision is taken not keeping Shilpa’s Bollywood career in mind but due to the servants and house-help factor.
As with all celebrity weddings everyone wants to know what she wore and by whom. This time not one designer has hogged the limelight– but two—Manish Malhotra and Bandra based Anmol Jewellers. And both creations are ‘made for each other’- Manish’s onion pink saree has no embellishments and a gold border; the highlight is the jewellery set with heavy rubies, emeralds and diamonds. Not sure, what the dynamics of this deal are—did Shilpa pay for the creations? Did she receive it at a hugely subsidized cost, or was it for gratis? No one knows. But both designer brands have got publicity worth crores or more thanks to the engagement of the year. They deserve it no doubt.