Salman Khan’s baby sister Arpita Khan tied the knot to Delhi-based businessman Aayush Sharma in an extravagant wedding ceremony on Tuesday (November 18), at the Taj Falaknuma hotel in Hyderabad.
The main wedding ceremony kicked off with the ‘baraat’ at 4:30 pm. The ‘baraat’ included horses and two bands, one from Delhi and one from Hyderabad. It was followed by the ‘jaimala’ and ‘phere’. The wedding rituals were performed as per Punjabi Hindu traditions.
Salman Khan’s father Salim Khan, mother Salma, brothers Arbaaz, Sohail and other family members received the baraat and blessed the couple, who exchanged garlands.
Post the wedding rituals, the celebrations, which were no less than royal, had the who’s who of the country on its guest list. Being an influential family in the film fraternity, The Big Fat Khan wedding had stars including Salman Khan’s very close friend Aamir Khan, wife Kiran Rao, Salman’s ex girlfriend Katrina Kaif, actress Priyanka Chopra, filmmaker Karan Johar, Kabir Khan, actor Riteish Deshmukh in attendance. Singers Mika Singh and Yo Yo Honey Singh were also present to get the party started.
Actor Aamir Khan, who is known to share a special friendship with Salman, was seen being very much a part of the wedding festivities. He even accompanied the bridal couple Amrita and Aayush along with Salman for the media interactions post the nuptials.
Katrina Kaif, on the other hand, maybe a former flame of the bride’s brother, but the actress is very close to the Khan family, especially Arpita. She was stunning in a white outfit, as she par took in the wedding celebrations.
However, boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor and his parents Neetu Singh, Rishi Kapoor were reportedly not invited for the big wedding. Ranbir’s sister Riddhima did receive an initiation, but was unable to attend it.
Actress Priyanka Chopra also made it a point to attend the Khan wedding in a gorgeous royal blue Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla sari with a rich gold border. Filmmakers Karan Johar, Kabir Khan and his wife Mini Mathur were also seen having a gala time as they shared pictures from the wedding.
Salman Khan played the perfect big brother as he took all the pains to see that his little sister’s big day was absolutely perfect. The actor, who is known to be a bit shy when it comes to crooning in public, made an exception and sang ‘Jumma Chumma’ along with Aamir who couldn’t keep from joining in. The bride’s father, Salim Khan also sang for the guests. Mika Singh shared these wedding details with us on Twitter.
— King Mika Singh (@MikaSingh) November 18, 2014
Salman’s step-mother, veteran actress Helen and the actor’s sister-in-law Malaika Arora Khan also performed to some popular numbers.
Apart from the Bollywood performances, seven folk artists from Rajasthan and many more from Mumbai were specially flown in for Tuesday night’s party.
With regards to the celebratory feast, the menu included Deccani cuisine, especially Biryani and Haleem and double ka meetha. But, the wedding cake absolutely stole the show. Made by celebrity chef Pooja Dhingra of Le 15 Patisserie, the cake weighed 150 kgs and had a special team of people working on its very intricate minute detailing.
Well, Arpita and Aayush’s wedding was no less than a dream, and we wish them a happy married life. (With IANS inputs)