The film industry had been on the edge following the much publicised spat between Shah Rukh Khan and Shirish Kunder. Genelia and Riteish Deshmukhs sangeet ceremony gave them an excuse to lighten up. It was an occasion for the industry members to let their hair down and dance till the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Dressed in a white lehenga with intricate stone work,Genelia gladly complied with the photographers request for pictures with her fiance,who looked dapper in a blue sherwani. The two,who started dating eight years ago on the sets of Tujhe Meri Kasam,in which they were paired together,will tie the knot on February 3.
The ceremony,directed by filmmaker Karan Johar,was held at the Taj Lands End in Bandra,Mumbai,and was attended by the most of industry members. Johar was one of the first guests to arrive,accompanied by Abhishek Bachchan and Gauri Khan. They were greeted by Riteishs father,Vilasrao Deshmukh,the gracious host. Shah Rukh gave the sangeet a miss but provided a voice-over for the evening.
Arbaaz Khan came in with wife Malaika and sister-in-law Amrita Arora-Ladhak. Rishi Kapoor,fresh after the success of Agneepath,was in the mood to party along with wife Neetu Kapoor. Manyata and Sanjay Dutt,Mehr and Arjun Rampal,Tanya and Bobby Deol,Anu and Sunny Dewan,Maheep and Sanjay Kapoor were the other attendees. Shahid Kapoor came in solo,so did Asin. Sajid Khan attended sans Jacqueline Fernandez. However,he spent most of his time talking to the media about the Shah Rukh-Shirish patch.