Esha Deol's wedding celebrations kicked off in grand style last night with a star studded sangeet
in Mumbai. Bollywood's glitterati stepped out in their traditional best for the first wedding function of veteran actors Hema Malini and Dharmendra's elder daughter.
Esha was lovely in an orange Rocky S lehenga
and walked hand in hand with her fiance Bharat Takhtani, who was in a blue sherwani
An excited Esha posed for the waiting photographers and gave them some info about her sangeet
. (Photos: A star-studded sangeet for Esha Deol
"I have called everybody, friends and family. This would be the wonderful event. I am madly in love with him. Since, I love dancing, we are looking forward for our performances," said the blushing bride-to-be.
But everyone was waiting for a glimpse of Esha's dad Dharmendra who refused to come out and pose for cameras. Equally disobliging were her stepbrothers, Sunny and Bobby. The only Deol brother we spotted was her cousin Abhay Deol who came with girlfriend Preeti Desai.
Esha's younger sister, Ahana Deol, was festive in a sky blue anarkali.
Mom Hema, who wore a Shyamal & Bhumika sari for her daughter's sangeet, said : "The function is according to youngsters. I have not planned anything, am just participating in it. This is a happy occasion for me."
High profile guests included Esha's first co-star Zayed Khan, who was there with wife Malaika. Esha made her Bollywood debut with Chura Liya Hai Tumney
Also seen at the function were Naseeruddin Shah with family, the Sen sisters Riya and Raima, Hema Malini's niece and Roja
actress Madhoo with her two daughters, Band Baajaa Baraat
actor Ranveer Singh, newlyweds Genelia D'Souza and Ritesh Deshmukh, and Sohail Khan.
is on Wednesday (June 27) followed by a traditional morning wedding on Friday (June 29).
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