Saturday, April 21st, 2012 10:52 am
Big B, Kajol, Rani Mukherjee at Bappa Lahiri wedding reception
After the incredible Sangeet ceremony and Wedding on Monday, Composer Bappa Lahiri and his lovely bride, Taneesha had a lavish reception that turned out to be a star studded event at the JW Marriott Hotel, Juhu this evening.
The newly wed couple looked radiant and thrilled as the creme de la creme of the city turned up to congratulate them and their family on the happy occasion. While Bappa was dressed in a smart Sharbari Dutta traditional Peacock design Sherwani, Dhoti and smile that had him beaming from ear to ear; Taneesha looked gorgeous in a customary Bengali design Deep Red Sari embedded with Gold linings in addition to her beautiful jewellery. They stood in tow and mingled with the many guests who entered through an exquisite gateway entrance, in the beautifully adorned settings, replete with exquisite lighting, colours and drapes that accentuated the Red and Gold theme of the evening.
Those who attended the lavish do included the Bachchan family represented by the Big B himself, Jaya and Abhishek Bachchan, Jeetender Kapoor, Shakti Kapoor and his wife. Their daughter, Shraddha Kapoor looking jaw droppingly stunning in a Manish Malhotra Lehenga arrived with Rushabh Choksi. Both of them are childhood friends of the newly married couple and their presence certainly made for even more cheery scenes! Rupali Ganguly who is also a close family friend was present, as she was at the Sangeet and Wedding earlier. Sudhanshu Pandey walked in looking dapper with his wife Mona.
Actor Rani Mukherjee came with her niece while Kajol arrived with her cousin, Sharbani Mukherjee. The bubbly Kajol was so taken in by Reema Bansal’s(groom’s sister) toddler son’s perfect hair that she bemusedly asked him what shampoo he used amidst much laughter! Director/Producer Kiran Rao came looking stunning with her Mother-in-Law.
Also present were Padmini Kolhapure, Sahara Shree and Sapna Mukherjee, Munmun Sen and her husband. She was followed shortly by the arrival of her daughter, Actor Riya Sen who despite having to catch a flight out of town in a few dropped by for some time as she’s a close friend of the bride. Mukesh Rishi, Jackie Shroff, Priya Dutt, Asha Bhosle,Sudhesh Bhonsle were also attendees. Mithun Chakraborty came with son, Mahakshay and heartily remarked that the evergreen hit, “I am a Disco Dancer” would hardly have been what it turned out to be without Bappi Da! Asrani was his effervescent self and had everyone in splits when he said to Bappi Da, “Dulha toh aap hain!”
Yash Chopra, Gulshan Grover, Anupam Kher, Chhagan Bhujbal, Jaya Prada, Poonam Dhillon and Raza Murad were present. Singers Abhijeet and Udit Narayan and his wife came to bless the hearty couple. Shaan dressed in a classy outfit by Troy came with his wife, Radhika who herself looked remarkable in a Samir Patel gold and beige creation. Also present were Javed and Naved Jaffrey.
All in all, the Reception was a testament to the celebration of the newly forged bonds of marriage between Bappa and Taneesha. The presence of numerous luminaries who turned up to wish the newly wed couple made the occasion all the more special.
Tags:Abhijeet, Abhishek Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Asha Bhosle, Chhagan Bhujbal, Gulshan Grover, Ila Arun, Jaya Bachchan, Jaya Prada, Jeetender Kapoor, Kajol, Poonam Dhillon and Raza Murad, Rani Mukherjee, Shakti Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Udit Narayan, Yash Chopra