Aug 26, 2010 Celeb Weddings to Watch out for
The Roka ceremony of Tanushri Dhoot and Vivek Biyani was held at The Regal Room, Oberoi, Mumbai last night. The formal engagement is in October, and the wedding celebrations are between February 6 and 8 in Mumbai. Vivek, the Director in-charge of Future Group’s Home Town is the son of Kishore Biyani’s elder brother Vijay Biyani. Tanushri studied Finance at the Imperial College in London and now works at the Mumbai-based NGO Pratham.
The Dhoot-Biyani wedding is expected to be the most high profile wedding of 2011 since the Dhoot weddings are glamorous, glittering and power-packed affairs. In 2003, Pooja Poddar (from Siyaram Mills family) married Anirudh Dhoot. The packed Mumbai Turf Club had two dinner lounges—one common and the other for VIPs like Vilasrao Deshmukh, the Ambanis and Shahrukh Khan. February 2010 saw another wow wedding when Saurabh Dhoot, son of Pradeep Dhoot married Radhika, daughter of Sanjay Singal of Bhushan Steel. There’s another wedding in the Dhoot family—Pune-based Varun Dhoot and Meenal Partani, are marrying in December 2010.
While daughters of some business barons choose their own life partners, most privileged princesses like Tanushri have an arranged marriage, with a boy from a very similar family background. In a recent interview to The Economic Times, Kishore Biyani, CEO of Future Business stated: “The business community is a very large and strong community, similar to the linguistic, caste and religious communities. And just as people feel comfortable in their respective communities, business communities too, feel comfortable within their own circles. People derive power out of each other.” In the same article a well-known Corporate Advisor was quoted: “The match-making here is related to money. By marrying into one’s own ecosystems, they get stronger and compete better.”
Tags: Anirudh Dhoot, Business Families, Future Group, Home Town, Kishore Biyani, Marriages, Meenal Partani, Pooja Poddar, Radhika Singal, Tanushri Dhoot, The Regal Room, Turf Club, Varun Dhoot, Vijay Biyani, Vivek Biyani
Feb 17, 2010 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
Business tycoons and India’s super-rich were busy with Radhika Singal’s and Saurabh Dhoot’s wedding functions in Delhi and Mumbai. For the different functions, Radhika Singhal wore stunning creations by Ankur Batra, Tarun Tahiliani and Abu-Sandeep. But the one creation everyone loved was the extraordinary pink lehenga choli designed by Tahiliani. Says one of the guests: “The outfit I liked most was the Tahiliani pink lehenga choli with pink threadwork; and Ojas did a brilliant job with her makeup and hairstyling.”
Feb 2, 2010 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
Two business magnate families are hosting weddings around Valentine’s Day. The Hiranandani family wedding on 14th/15th February is at the Trident Hotel, Udaipur. Neha Hiranandani weds Mumbai boy Varun Jalan and Mumbai’s who-who are expected to attend the gala wedding there.
Saurabh Dhoot, son of Pradeep Dhoot of Videocon Industries is marrying Radhika, daughter of Sanjay Singal of Bhushan Steel. The pre-wedding functions are on 2nd and 3rd February in Delhi at the Singal residence in Amrita Shergil Marg and the bride’s talented mother Arti Singal is over-seeing all the arrangements. The wedding functions are on 14th/15th February at the Trident Hotel, Mumbai. Since Saurabh and Radhika’s engagement ceremony in October was a mega affair, we expect the wedding function to be fatter than the big fat Indian wedding