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In Pics: Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant's pre-wedding gala; SRK, Ivanka Trump, Mark Zuckerberg and more

Anant-Radhika's pre-wedding gala: Several inside photos and videos from the two days of pre-wedding grand festivities went viral on social media.

Nita Ambani hugs Radhika Merchant during the pre-wedding celebrations of her son Anant Ambani and Radhika in Jamnagar on March 2. (via REUTERS)Premium
Nita Ambani hugs Radhika Merchant during the pre-wedding celebrations of her son Anant Ambani and Radhika in Jamnagar on March 2. (via REUTERS)

The pre-wedding celebrations of Radhika Merchant and Anant Ambani, the youngest son of Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani, started on Friday, March 1. The festivities began as prominent guests graced the occasion including business tycoons, politicians, Hollywood and Bollywood stars and cricketers arrived from around the world.

The guest list comprising around 1,200 people included pop superstar Rihanna, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ivanka Trump and Bollywood celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif.

Also read: Who is Radhika Merchant—the new addition to the Ambani family

The grand pre-wedding festivities of Anant Ambani are going on in full swing in Gujarat. March 2 marked Day 2 of the event gala. Meanwhile, Day 1 festivities saw a special drone show followed by a performance by Rihanna and much more.

Also read: Rihanna, Mark Zuckerberg, SRK land in Jamnagar for Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant pre-wedding celebrations | Watch

Several prominent figures from around the world graced the pre-wedding gala of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant in Jamnagar, Gujarat.
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Several prominent figures from around the world graced the pre-wedding gala of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant in Jamnagar, Gujarat.
Mukesh Ambani's daughter, Isha at the pre-wedding gala of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant in Jamnagar.
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Mukesh Ambani's daughter, Isha at the pre-wedding gala of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant in Jamnagar.

The three-day pre-wedding bash offers a glimpse of the grandeur expected at the July wedding. The guests will be served around 500 dishes prepared by around 100 chefs.

Also read: Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant pre-wedding: ‘Got fitted for clothes, it’ll be a fun thing..,’ says Bill Gates

Day 1 of the pre-wedding bash began with extremely captivating performance of Singer Rihanna followed by others. Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan earlier performed at the pre-wedding celebration.

Also read: Rihanna, Mark Zuckerberg, SRK land in Jamnagar for Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant pre-wedding celebrations | Watch

Founder and chairperson of Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambani said, “When it came to my youngest son Anant's wedding with Radhika, I had two important wishes - first, I wanted to celebrate our roots."

“Jamnagar holds a special place in our hearts and has a profound significance. Gujarat is where we come from, it's where Mukesh and his father built the refinery and I started my career by converting this arid and desert-like area into a lush green township and a vibrant community," ANI quoted Anant's mother as saying.

Also read: Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant pre-wedding: Businessman Gautam Adani arrives in Jamnagar to attend celebrations| Video

On day two of pre-wedding festivities, "A Walk on the Wildside" was organised that guided the guests to the Ambanis' animal rescue centre. This tour included a variety of local activities that blended entertainment with a touch of the wild.

Also Read: Day 2 of Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant pre-wedding celebrations: Check itinerary, dress code, guest list

Additionally, on Wednesday, the Ambani family organised a grand feast for the community of 51,000 people living in nearby villages.

Pre-wedding: In pics

Meanwhile, several inside photos and videos from the pre-wedding festivities are out. Let's have a look.

Also read: Day 3 of Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant pre-wedding celebrations: What’s in store for March 3?

Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan with his wife and actress Kareena Kapoor Khan arrived in Jamnagar to attend a three-day pre-wedding celebration hosted by Mukesh Ambani, for his son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant.
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Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan with his wife and actress Kareena Kapoor Khan arrived in Jamnagar to attend a three-day pre-wedding celebration hosted by Mukesh Ambani, for his son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant. (AFP)
Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif, her husband and actor Vicky Kaushal, actor Ranveer Singh and his wife and actress Deepika Padukone pose during pre-wedding celebrations.
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Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif, her husband and actor Vicky Kaushal, actor Ranveer Singh and his wife and actress Deepika Padukone pose during pre-wedding celebrations. (via REUTERS)
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg poses with the couple, Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant during their pre-wedding celebrations in Jamnagar, Gujarat.
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Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg poses with the couple, Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant during their pre-wedding celebrations in Jamnagar, Gujarat. (via REUTERS)
Mukesh Ambani, Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan, and Akash Ambani at the pre-wedding festivities in Jamnagar on March 2.
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Mukesh Ambani, Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan, and Akash Ambani at the pre-wedding festivities in Jamnagar on March 2. (AP)
Ivanka Trump with husband Jared Kushner and their daughter at Anant Ambani and Radhika Marchant's pre-wedding festivities on March 1.
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Ivanka Trump with husband Jared Kushner and their daughter at Anant Ambani and Radhika Marchant's pre-wedding festivities on March 1. (PTI)
Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita Ambani pose with their eldest son Akash Ambani, daughter in law Shloka Mehta and grandson Prithvi Ambani during the pre-wedding celebrations in Jamnagar on March 1.
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Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita Ambani pose with their eldest son Akash Ambani, daughter in law Shloka Mehta and grandson Prithvi Ambani during the pre-wedding celebrations in Jamnagar on March 1. (ANI Pic Service )
Mukesh Ambani, Isha Piramal, Rihanna, Shloka Mehta Ambani, Akash Ambani and Radhika Merchant on the stage during pre-wedding celebrations in Jamnagar on March 1,
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Mukesh Ambani, Isha Piramal, Rihanna, Shloka Mehta Ambani, Akash Ambani and Radhika Merchant on the stage during pre-wedding celebrations in Jamnagar on March 1, (via REUTERS)
Here's a look at the grand festivities that took place the pre-wedding gala of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant in Jamnagar as the sky seems to be lit with wedding lights.
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Here's a look at the grand festivities that took place the pre-wedding gala of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant in Jamnagar as the sky seems to be lit with wedding lights.
Several prominent figures including actress Rani Mukerji graced the pre-wedding gala of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant in Jamnagar.
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Several prominent figures including actress Rani Mukerji graced the pre-wedding gala of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant in Jamnagar.
Several prominent figures including cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar graced the pre-wedding gala of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant in Jamnagar.
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Several prominent figures including cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar graced the pre-wedding gala of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant in Jamnagar.
Several prominent figures including badminton player Saina Nehwal graced the pre-wedding gala of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant in Jamnagar.
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Several prominent figures including badminton player Saina Nehwal graced the pre-wedding gala of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant in Jamnagar.
Several prominent figures from around the world graced the pre-wedding gala of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant in Jamnagar.
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Several prominent figures from around the world graced the pre-wedding gala of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant in Jamnagar.
Isha can be seen posing with her twins Aadiya and Krishna in her arms at the pre-wedding gala of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant in Jamnagar.
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Isha can be seen posing with her twins Aadiya and Krishna in her arms at the pre-wedding gala of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant in Jamnagar.
Groom-to-be Anant in a maroon printed shirt hugging Lakshmi Mittal, the chairman of ArcelorMittal, at the pre-wedding gala of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant in Jamnagar.
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Groom-to-be Anant in a maroon printed shirt hugging Lakshmi Mittal, the chairman of ArcelorMittal, at the pre-wedding gala of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant in Jamnagar.

Moreover, on Day 3 guests will first blend with nature during the event named, "Tusker Trails" where they will explore Jamnagar's green expanses. These guests will don traditional Indian attire for “Hashtakshar," later in the day. The ceremony that will take place at the newly-constructed Jamnagar Township Temple complex on Sunday will see guests wear ethnic Indian outfits.

 

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Published: 03 Mar 2024, 07:17 AM IST
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