The wedding reception of Esha Deol and Bharat Takhlani was held on June 30th (Saturday) at Hotel Lalit, a five-star hotel in Mumbai. It was attended by more than a thousand guests, comprising Hema Malini and Dharmendra’s contacts from politics, business and the film industy (both Bollywood and South Indian).
The décor for Esha Deol’s wedding reception was distinctly European, with a white colour scheme. This included white roses, white curtains and scented candles. The dishes that were served by the wedding caterers were specially selected by Esha Deol and Shilarna Vaz (a chef, and close friend of the bride). The wedding reception menu included Indian dishes (both Punjabi and South Indian), as well as Thai, Chinese and Continental cuisine.
For the wedding reception, Esha wore a light pink corset blouse, with a mermaid-cut lehenga designed by Rocky S. The wedding outfit was embellished with Swarovski crystals, for a really royal look. Wedding jewellery included a diamond and emerald necklace and earrings set. Her groom Bharat wore a suave dark grey tuxedo and white shirt, designed by his friend Simone Khambatta.
Some of the guests who attended Esha Deol’s wedding reception were Salman Khan (surprisingly dressed in a black suit), Kajol, Vidya Balan, Sushmita Sen, Raj Thackeray, LK Advani, Zayed Khan, Dilip Kumar, Rekha and Madhuri Dixit.
After a week of partying, Esha Deol and Bharat Takhlani left for a month long honeymoon to a secret location.
Profile of the Couple:
Esha Deol is a 30-year old Bollywood actress who was born in Mumbai on 2nd November 1981 (Scorpio). Her father is Dharmendra Singh Deol (A Punjabi Sikh Bollywood actor), while her mother is Hema Malini (a Tamil Hindu Bollywood actress), both of whom converted to Islam to marry. Esha Deol has one younger sister – Ahana, and two half brothers – Sunny and Bobby. She attended Mithibai College in Mumbai, and was once selected for the Indian national women’s soccer team.
Bharat Takhani is a Sindhi businessman (a diamond merchant), who is based in Bandra in Mumbai. He and Esha have known each other for many years.