Mumbai: After the expansive pre-wedding festivities in Udaipur over the weekend, Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal will tie the knot at the latter’s family residence, the Antilla, which is among the world’s priciest residences, here tomorrow. Contrary to the Udaipur affair, which saw a broad-ranging guest record, such as former US first-lady Hillary Clinton, international bankers, and Bollywood stars, the nuptials will be a smaller affair with a limited number of guests.
A few senior politicians, such as Pranab Mukherjee, Prakash Javadekar, Mamta Banerjee, Vijay Rupani, Chandrababu Naidu and Devendra Fadnavis, amongst others, have confirmed their existence, sources said.
However, there was no confirmation on whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending or not, police said.
The wedding, will be India Inc’s priciest yet, will probably be held in Ambanis’ private residence situated in a tony locality off the Peddar Road. The safety arrangements are very high throughout the area.
Guests began sinking into the 27-storey tower- house and especially booked hotels nearby starting Tuesday.
The traffic police said the guest moves during the morning peak hours led to a bit of snarl.
The guest-list contains 600 guests and restricts itself to close relatives of the families and friends, sources said, including around half of the guest list could be immediate relatives of the bride and the groom.
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An open-air wedding reception is kept at a garden in the middle of the swanky BKC business district on Friday evening.
The authorities said there is already a higher presence of the personnel in the area, which is raised a notch further for the wedding because of the presence of VVIPs.
The 27-storey Antilla includes huge wall to the perimeter and is safeguarded by multiple private guards.
At the Udaipur do, there were choreographed song and dance sequences including the Ambani family members, including the bride’s mother Nita and Isha herself. American pop icon Beyonce also performed in the Udaipur occasion.