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Akash Ambani & Shloka Mehta's Star Studded Engagement Party
Akash Ambani & Shloka Mehta's Star Studded Engagement Party
11 th Apr 2018

When the scion of the richest family in India takes the first step towards tying the knot, there can be absolutely no doubt that 2018 will indeed be the year for big fat Indian weddings. With fresh rumours about the impending Deepika-Ranveer nuptials doing the rounds and nearly confirmed news about Sonam Kapoor’s walk down the aisle with beau Anand Ahuja, it’s definitely shaping up to be an exciting year for wedding aficionados. Coming back to the young lovebirds, Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta, there is a lot more to their story than the usual boy meets girl saga.

While a lot is known about groom-to-be Akash as the eldest son of Mukesh and Nita Ambani, his fiancé Shloka Mehta has as yet remained an enigma. The daughter of Russell and Mona Mehta is so much more than just a pretty face. Shloka’s father is a diamond doyen who owns Rosy Blue and she is the director of the philanthropic arm of the company called Rosy Blue Foundation as well as the co-founder of NGO ConnectFor. The titles weren’t bestowed upon her for just being her father’s daughter because the lovely lass is also extremely well educated. Shloka has a degree in Anthropology from Princeton University and a master’s degree in Law from London School Of Economics.

Akash and Shloka met at a very young age at the Dhirubhai Ambani International School owned by his family. It was probably this deep childhood bond that blossomed into a romance in the future and also made Shloka an instant fit with the Ambanis. Akash’s twin sister Isha Ambani even made an emotional speech recounting her days when Shloka’s sister Diya became her first best friend and how she doesn’t remember a time in her life when she didn’t know Shloka. She even went as far as to say that the Ambani family was now complete and she was glad to officially become Shloka’s sister.

The ring ceremony was a private affair at a luxury resort in Goa on March 24. Both of them were dressed in elegantly chic ensembles. Akash kept it smart casual in white trousers, a nautical line tee and blue blazer. Shloka chose a tiered lace Needle & Thread London gown in antique blue. The couple exchanged rings followed by a cake cutting ceremony for both families.

Ambani Engagement | Goa Celebrations 1

Goa Celebrations

Ambani Engagement | Goa Celebrations 2

Goa Celebrations

Ambani Engagement | Goa Celebrations 3

Goa Cake Cutting Ceremony

On their return back to Mumbai, the family made a trip to the famous Ganesh temple of Siddhivinayak to bestow god’s blessings on the young couple in their onward journey. All of them dressed in their traditional best and graciously posed for the waiting media.

Ambani Engagement | Siddhivinayak

The Family At The Siddhivinayak Temple In Mumbai

Obviously it just wouldn’t do for such a big occasion in the illustrious family to pass without a massive celebration and that’s exactly what followed back in Mumbai. The Ambani’s hosted the most prestigious of guests from Bollywood, sports and high society at their iconic residence Antilla. Keeping it understated yet again, Akash opted for a blue suit and Shloka wore a brown and pink gown.

Ambani Engagement | Party

The Couple At Antilla

It’s no secret that the Ambanis and Bachchans are extremely close so it was no surprise that they were invited to the engagement and Aishwarya was representing the family. Aishwarya looked stunning in a black strapless gown by Osman and finished off her look with a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch. However, it was actually little Aaradhya who was Nita Ambani’s special guest for the evening as she expressly requested mom Aishwarya to bring the tot along.

Ambani Engagement | Aishwarya & Aaradhya

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan & Aaradhya Bachchan

It seems that both Nita Ambani and her mother-in-law Kokilaben Ambani are very fond of the youngest Bachchan girl and love to shower her with sweet treats. Aardhaya who attends the Dhirubhai Ambani International School helmed by Nita Ambani was particularly invited to witness a ballet show by some young ballerinas.

Ambani Engagement | Aaradhya

Aardhaya Bachchan With The Ballerinas

Shahrukh Khan and Gauri Khan were also in attendance. Mrs. Khan kept it simple is a classic black jumpsuit with sexy cut outs while King Khan went for his signature black tuxedo look.

Ambani Engagement | Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan At Antilla

Ambani Engagement | Gauri Khan

Gauri Khan At Antilla

Karan Johar also made an appearance channeling his inner dapper gentleman. He looked sharp in a black suit accessorised with a silver lapel pin and nerdy chic spectacles. He posed with Shahrukh Khan as well as Kiran Rao. Always one to challenge the boundaries of quirky dressing, Kiran Rao went with a metallic skirt from NorBlack NorWhite paired with a simple white kurta and a bright yellow blazer.

Ambani Engagement | Karan Johar & Shahrukh Khan

Karan Johar & Shahrukh Khan With The Couple

Ambani Engagement | Karan Johar & Kiran Rao

Kiran Rao & Karan Johar At Antilla

Harbhajan Singh wore a dark turquoise kurta pajama and John Abraham kept is casual in jeans, a white tee and checked shirt.

Ambani Engagement | Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh At Antilla

Ambani Engagement | John Abraham

John Ambani At Antilla

Katrina Kaif looked fresh faced and beautiful in a peachy pink Luisa Beccaria dress. Sagarika Ghatge looked equally pretty in a figure hugging blue gown as she came hand in hand with husband Zaheer Khan who wore denims, a white shirt and grey blazer.

Ambani Engagement | Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif At Antilla

Ambani Engagement | Zaheer Khan & Sagarika Ghatge

Zaheer Khan & Sagarika Ghatge At Antilla

Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani was in attendance with his wife and son. And representing the society brigade were Adar and Natasha Poonawalla. While Adar stuck with the smart casual theme followed by most of the male guests, donning jeans and a blazer. Natasha looked ravishing in a ruched dress with floral embroidered appliques.

Ambani Engagement | Rajkumar Hirani

Rajkumar Hirani With His Family At Antilla

Ambani Engagement | Aadar & Natasha Poonawalla

Adar & Natasha Poonawalla



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