These days Shilpa and Raj Kundra’s Blackberry status reads the same — ‘Mr and Mrs Kundra are very happy’. At their grand wedding reception on Tuesday night, big names from Bollywood — Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Bachchan, Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Roshan — turned up to bless the couple. Salman Khan once again avoided a face off with SRK by staying away from the event. The actor was supposedly shooting for brother Arbaaz’s production Dabang in Wai.
The actress’s ex, Akshay Kumar, and his wife Twinkle Khanna were not invited. RDB and Rishi Rich performed hit Punjabi numbers for the guests. Both Shilpa and Raj wanted to dance, but couldn’t since the event was very formal and they were mostly greeting guests on the stage. At 11.30 pm, the couple got off the stage to cut the wedding cake, but 80kg, 9-tier creamy white delicacy nearly hid the newly weds. The ritual was followed by opening of the champagne bottles. The food ranged from Italian, Chinese and Indian to numerous live counters. The décor of the venue had a golden colour palette and a palatial theme with carved pillars.
The couple leaves for Chennai tomorrow for a visit to the Oneness University. Over the weekend, they will head to the Bahamas for their honeymoon. Elsewhere, Shilpa’s reception outfit — a champagne gold stitched sari — has got a mixed response from the designers. Designer Rina Dhaka says, “The outfit didn’t make a mark. It wasn’t memorable. But Shilpa did look pretty.” Designer Anjana Bhargav says, “I really liked the outfit. It is tune with the concept of a modern bride. If you have the body, why not show it?”