The Deol household has been in complete celebration mode, since Monday. Actress and elder daughter of yesteryears' sizzling jodi Dharmendra and Hema Malini, Esha Deol will tie the knot this Friday with beau Bharat Takhtani.
The Punjabi-Tamilian household is up and about with its various mixed festivities, and needless to say, it's as grand an affair as Bollywood can hope to have. Family is all present, with the Deol brothers- Sunny and Bobby, cousin Abhay at the wedding. Almost all of Bollywood is on the guest list- the Khans, the Kapoors, the Bachchans, the Chopras- it's one massive list.
While most of the ceremonies are hush-hush, Hema Malini did speak to the press about what the plans look like, and when they will happen. Monday, June 25 was the Sangeet. Wednesday, June 27 is the mehndi, and Friday – June 29 is the wedding, to be held in the traditional way in a temple. The locations have not been revealed except for the mehndi venue, which shall take place in Hema Malini's bungalow, with almost 150 women present. The bride's younger sister Ahaana is busy arranging for a honeymoon (location, again, is a secret) for her sister. The three days will include a lot of dances- even by the bride, groom and their parents and friends.
But the glam factor comes now- in who's dressing who up. Talk of festivities and divas like bride Esha and her dream-girl Mother Hema, and you know it'll be a style-studded affair. Celeb designers and authentic drapes are all at work to make the ladies and the gents look more stunning.
Kanjeevarams bought from Chennai have been booked for June 29, that is D-Day. Neeta Lulla, who dressed Esha as a bride on screen in Na Tum Jaano Na Hum, will redesign her ensemble for her big day. She has also designed Esha's outfit for her Mehndi, while the ourfit for the sangeet has been designed by Rocky S.
Hema Malini will wear mostly Neeta Lulla attire too, with exception for the wedding, where she'll be draped in a Kanjeevaram as well. The only exception will be at one of the functions where Hema will wear an outfit by Bhumika, of the designer jodi Shyamal and Bhumika.
Style, celebrations and love are definitely all over the family!
Here's to a happy future together, Esha and Bharat!