After Ayesha Takia, it was Amrita-Shakeel to tie the knot in a big, fat Indian wedding. Amrita Arora married her long time boyfriend Shakeel Ladhak in a week-long wedding ceremony attended by many from Bollywood.
The celebrations, which began on March 4th and continued till the weekend, included a church wedding at Bandra, a ‘nikaah’ ceremony at a mosque, colourful ‘sangeet’ and ‘mehendi’ ceremonies and a grand reception at Taj Land’s End Hotel for the who’s who of Bollywood. The ‘sangeet’ ceremony, hosted by Salman Khan’s sister Alvira Agnihotri, had Farah Khan choreographing a musical skit and many beautiful pairs of Bollywood shaking their assets for the bride and groom. It is said that of all the songs, Saif and Kareena’s number ‘Kajra Re’ from Bunty Aur Babli won the most applause.
Amrita Arora’s striking looks and a chirpy personality made sure that she didn’t stay in her sister Malaika Arora’s shadow for long and she held her own with a bagful of ad offers, movies and the who’s who of the film industry as her best buddies.
Basics on Amrita
Amrita Arora, also known as Ammu, was born on 31st January 1978 in Mumbai, India to Joyce Polycrap, a Malayali and Anil Arora, a Punjabi.
Deha (2009) – Rini Sinha/Rini M. Desai
Team – The Force (2009)
Golmaal Returns (2008) – Esha
Hello (2008) – Radhika Jha
Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama (2008) – Khushi
Heyy Babyy (2007) – special appearance in song
Red (2007) – Neel Oberoi
Fight Club (2006) – Shonali
The guests will include family and close friends, which means heavy Bollywood presence – Gauri and Shah Rukh Khan, Chunky and Bhavna Pandey, Farah and Shirish Kunder, Fardeen and Zayed Khan along with their wives,
Anil Kapoor, Arjun and Mehr Rampal, Priyanka Chopra, Wardha and Sajid Nadiadwala, Twinkle and Akshay Kumar, Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia, Saif Ali Khan, Urmila Matondkar, Karan Johar, Tusshar Kapoor and Manish Malhotra, among others.
Delhi designers Shantanu and Nikhil Mehra have designed the lehenga that Amrita will wear at her nikaah. “It’s a pink lehenga with gothic elements and asymmetrical designs, teamed with an off-shoulder blouse in golden net,” says Nikhil.