May 30, 2010 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
Actress Ayesha Dharker married her British boyfriend Robert Taylor at an intimate function in a quaint old medieval church, St. Giles, London. Later, Ayesha’s parents Imtiaz and Anil Dharker hosted a reception for close friends at a restaurant in Colaba, Mumbai.
For the church wedding, Ayesha wore an elegant fusion dress; a white ensemble with a silk corset, an embroidered skirt and a dupatta style veil. She kept her make-up and hairstyle simple and her jewellery included a maangtika of white stones, a chunky necklace and long earrings. Robert wore a sherwani which Anil Dharker got made in Mumbai. Ayesha met Robert, a marketing director of a London-based company through a common friend. Best known for her role in Santosh Sivan’s The Terrorist, she will continue pursuing her acting career after a short break.
Robert and Ayesha with their parents and friend Nisha Jamvwal
Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan are at a colourful and flamboyant shaadi in Jaipur! Rajasthan’s heavy-weight politician Bina Kak’s singer daughter Amrita is tying the knot with Delhi business baron Riju Jhunjhunwala. While it is confirmed that both Katrina and Salman are there, the rumour doing the rounds is that the super stars are attending different functions and are not making an appearance together.
Bride Amrita, a playback singer schooled at Ajmer’s Mayo College and studied at Mumbai’s St Xaviers College. She and her politician mother Bina Kak, now a Minister in the Rajasthan Government made their Bollywood debut in the same film in 2005—David Dhawan’s Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya. Bina played the role of Salman’s bossy mother, and Amrita sang ‘Just Chill’. During the shoot, Bina became close to Katrina and Salman and since then, in the typical bollywood glam meets political power equation, Salman has been regularly sighted with the Kaks. Last year when Ankur, Bina Kak’s son tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend Milan Rai, Salman added glam to the wedding celebrations. He danced and led the baraat which consisted of the who’s who from the world of Bollywood and Politics.
Wedding celebrations of Milan Rai and Ankur in Diggi Palace, Jaipur in December 2009
Amrita (left) with her brother Ankur. Salman Khan shakes a leg with Bina Kak.
Bina Kak with her son and daughter-in-law
Salman Khan with Milan Rai and Ankur Kak
Salman Khan and Amrita Kak with Milan and Ankur
Indian-born designer Naeem Khan’s gowns are regularly seen on red carpet and worn by celebrities like Beyonce, Eva Longoria, Penelope Cruz, Jada Pinkett Smith, Emily Blunt and Taylor Swift. Intricately detailed and beautifully crafted, his gowns have a lovely romantic quality about them.
Here’s our pick of gowns from his Resort 2010 collection that would be great choice for your pre-wedding cocktails or a beach side reception.
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May 18, 2010 Fashion & Bridal Wear
On day 6 of the Cannes Film Festival Aishwarya Rai made an appearance in a gorgeous Sabyasachi saree for the premiere of the film Outrage and closed the saree vs. gown argument.
Accompanied by eye candy hubby Abhishek Bachchan, with whom she indulged in plenty of PDA, Ash was a head-turner in a delicately embroidered Sabyasachi sari worn with forest green choli. She kept the accessories and makeup minimal making saree the focus of her look.
Gotta say we love, love, love!!!
It’s dubbed as the most expensive Wedding to be ever held in Mumbai. Neelam, the daughter of real estate tycoon Champalal Vardhan (and owner of Worli’s Atria Mall) is marrying Tushar Parekh on May 21st. It is an arranged marriage and Tushar runs Mrecord a US based IT Services Company.
Mumbai’s ‘we-like-to-throw-money’ circles is buzzing! And there’s talk not only about this wedding’s whopping cost (the rumour is that it’s Rs 50 crore!), it’s also about the prizes won by guests at the ‘Bingo Night’, one of the pre-wedding celebrations held at Grand Hyatt on Saturday night. Like the Abhishek Bachchan show on the small screen, the ballroom was turned into a Bingo station, where people indulging in fun gambling. But the prizes were real; and guess what the prizes for the first three winners were? An Audi-4, a BMW- 3 Series and a C-class Merc! Unbelievable, isn’t it?
Select guests have been invited for almost ten different wedding functions which include the Sangeet, Mehendi and DJ Nights. Last night a portion of the Kamala Mills Compound in Lower Parel hosted the Live Mela. Almost 5,000 guests are expected to attend the main wedding function in Turf Club on May 21st.
May 16, 2010 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
Harmeet Singh (of Meet Brothers fame) married Sunaina Singh in a simple function at a Gurudwara in Noida. This is Harmeet’s second marriage; he was earlier married to popular Model Shefali Zariwala. Sunaina is from Delhi, and Harmeet is from Gwalior and this was an arranged marriage. Tomorrow Sunaina and Harmeet will visit The Golden Temple at Amritsar after which they’ll be back in Mumbai. Sunaina who was working with a corporate house in Mumbai has taken a career break for now.
Brothers Manmeet and Harmeet (Monty and Harry to friends) formed the band Meet Brothers some years back. The duo studied in Scindia School, Gwalior, and later moved to Mumbai to pursue graduation at Sydenham College. Post college, they dabbled in modelling and later acted in Hindi soaps. Now both of them pursue their singing passion and also run a music studio in Andheri. Manmeet Singh is married to former Model Karishma Modi.
Sunaina and Harmeet just after their wedding
Karishma Modi and Manmeet Singh at the Mehendi
Between 4th and 6th June, some of India’s richest Marwaris will be in Florence to attend the wedding celebrations of Tanvi Jindal and Krishna Shete. Tanvi’s mother Sangita Jindal runs Art India magazine and the Jindal Arts Creative Centre at NCPA and father Sajjan Jindal is the Vice Chairman of JSW Steel. Like mother Sangita who got married very early, at 17, Tanvi who works with an NGO, is marrying at a young age by modern India standards—she’s just 22. Her sister Tarini runs Muse, the luxury fashion store in Mumbai’s trendy art district Kala Ghoda and brother Parth is studying at Brown University. Groom Krishna’s father Raju Shete, run the food services company Radhakrishna Group.
Sangita Jindal and the Jindal family, are closely associated with several Art & Heritage projects, and quite naturally have chosen for their very special occasion, the Art and History capital of Europe.
Florence in Italy is considered one of the finest wedding destinations in the world. Its old, charming palace hotels offer a setting of a different kind– where modern love mingle with past romances to offer a most dreamy, dramatic and enchanting environment! Except for close friends and select wedding guests no one has too many details about the wedding. All the arrangements are being overseen by the secretaries and work staff of Sangita and Sajjan Jindal, and there is hectic activity at 32 Walkeshwar Road, their palatial residence in Mumbai. A close friend of Sangita Jindal tells us: “Sangita and her two daughters prefer a very minimalist, classic style—and unlike other super-rich brides it’s highly unlikely that they’ll wear over-the-top glittery creations or have with them an entourage of stylists”.
While family and friends of the Jindals can’t wait to be in Florence, we can’t wait to see the Fabulous Photographs of what could possibly be the Indian Wedding of the Year!
Tanvi Jindal (Left); and her mother Sangita Jindal (Right)
May 14, 2010 Fashion & Bridal Wear
Aishwarya Rai Bachhan was back on red carpet last evening for the “On Tour” Premiere during Cannes Film Festival looking stunning in a black glittery Armani Privé gown with Ferragamo black satin clutch. Love the red lips. What an upgrade from Day 1!
Deepika Padukone didn’t do too bad either for her first appearance on the red carpet at the Cannes Film festival. Deepika showed off her curves in a white and gold saree by Rohit Bal which she paired with kundan earrings. A tad disappointed with the draping but gorgeous Deepika still made quite a few heads turn.
Brings us back to the question – Sarees vs Gown, what should indian celebrities wear on the red carpet abroad? Who won the day – Deepika in a saree or Ash in a gown?
May 13, 2010 Fashion & Bridal Wear
The Saree versus the Gown! Should our Indian Celebrities wear a Gown on the International Red Carpet? Or should they stick to the Saree? We spoke to three Indian designers.
Nachiket Barve: I’m happy that Indian Celebrities, now global personalities wear Gowns. Style icons, make a successful transition when required and look good in whatever they wear. The ability to change, when required and not be stuck in a groove, is appreciable!
James Ferreira: The ball gown is boring! And most Indian actresses make a fool of themselves by wearing it on the Red Carpet.
Anupama Dayal: There’s so much scope to individualise Indian creations—and make it perfect for wear there. For instance, a beautifully styled red or white saree would look so glamorous. Freida Pinto looked great in a gown, but most Indian actresses won’t stand tall in it. They’ll always look beautiful, yet ravishing in a dress with an Indian soul connect and a creation with a new India feel!
What do you think? Should Indian celebrities wear gowns or sarees on red carpet abroad?
Bankim Jain’s clients include the who’s who from the world of Business, Politics and Corporate India. Some of the wedding clients of the Delhi-based photographer and videographer include Sabeer Bhatia, Ayaan Ali Bangash, Dr Naresh Trehan, Chirayu Amin (the IPL Chairman) and the Munjal family.
So what’s the biggest challenge in working with such high profile families? Says Bankim Jain: “The biggest challenge, whichever wedding you’re shooting is that you have to improvise and innovate according to the situation. There are no retakes in wedding….once the emotion, the ritual or ceremony is over, it’s done. So, it takes immense alertness and presence of mind to shoot weddings in the best possible manner.”
Presenting below Bankim Jain’s wedding work. To connect with Bankim Jain log on to www.bankimjain.com
- The grand wedding celebration of Armana Sodhi in Dehradun. Armana, the daughter of Nafisa Ali Sodhi, married Adil Singh Akoi whose family owns Delhi’s Imperial Hotel.
- Neema Sharma and Sarod player Ayaan Ali Bangash’s wedding celebrations in Mumbai and Delhi
- Tania Sharma and Hotmail founder Sabeer Bhatia’s wedding in Langkawi island