So what was Mick Jagger doing 2,000 light years from home at the Taj Lake Palace hotel at Udaipur recently? The ceremonial communion of two hearts seemed to have something to do with the India visit of the Rolling Stones lead singer, with daughter Jade Jagger in tow.
They were accorded a warm welcome by long-time friend and former cricketer, Dilip Doshi, father of the groom. The buddies (who boast of a 30-year-old friendship) toasted the occasion with a round of Moet Chandon Champagne.
The father-daughter showed no signs of culture shock at the big fat Indian wedding. If anything, they were at home with it all.
Jade, now a jewellery designer, was seen picking up colourful bangles and traditional dresses.
On her second visit to India, Jade enthused, “I love the Hindu-style ceremonies and rituals. They are so unique.” Spiritual quest Dad Mick also shared her wonder of the ‘unique’ Indian experience. “I’ve enjoyed my stay here so much that it will be difficult to part from this place,” he said.
The Jaggers chose to stay at Sajjan Niwas Suit, which is embellished with frescoes of Lord Krishna.
Perhaps it has something to do with Mick’s love for all things spiritual. “I have been reading up a lot on spirituality, especially Jainism. I have visited the Ranakpur temple (Jain temple) a number of times. But this is my first visit here. I’ve been close to India for long now because of Dilip,” said Mick.
In fact, he’s so impressed by the picturesque beauty and calm that he wants to buy a piece of land in Udaipur! “India has lot of charm and peace about her. So I am trying to invest in some property here.”
In the pink of health So far as habits go we noticed the father-daughter would religiously hit the hotel gym. Wellness freaks, may be?
Their diet suggested so, what with a platter of salads, cereals, fruits and fresh juices! Seems Mick won’t be singing his anthemic I Can’t Get No Satisfaction in India, as he seems one satisfied customer!
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