By Karuna Tyagi Last Updated:
Merey Tumharey Sabke Liye Happy Diwali- The wait was finally over for the much-awaited festival, Diwali. The last quarter of the year is always special for every household as all the favourite festivals are lined up to be celebrated during the last three months of the year. Markets filled with fairy lights, households decorated with fresh flowers, diyas lite outside every corner of the house, Diwali is indeed a festival of joy and prosperity.
Diwali 2019 started with full dhoom and dhamaka with celebs making their presence at various Diwali parties and flooding the internet with their oh-so-gorgeous pictures. B-town celebrities donning their best ethnic outfits and making their grand entry at the Diwali bashes organised by various celebs are always much awaited. From card parties to family get-togethers, Diwali is an occasion of happiness and well-being. This year’s Bachchans Diwali was much awaited as the star family was celebrating the festival after almost 2 years at their Jalsa residence. And their celebration was a visual treat for all of us and to make the occasion extra special, was the presence of the Ambanis. (Recommended Read: Arjun Kapoor And Janhvi Kapoor Tease Khushi Kapoor While Celebrating Diwali Without Her)
The Bachchans have proved to be the perfect host at the bash and the Ambanis graced the occasion with their soon-to-be-bahu, Radhika Merchant and youngest Ambani, Anant. Radhika looked perfect in an all-white anarkali and completed her look with open tresses and kept her look minimal and added an emerald necklace to give her outfit some bling. On the other hand, Nita Ambani looked her best in a pink and golden coloured suit and just like her soon-to-be-bahu, Radhika, completed her look with an emerald and diamond necklace. Mukesh and Anant complemented the ladies in a kurta pyjama.
Radhika Merchant had caught the attention of the public when she had performed on the Ghoomar song with the then brides-to-be, Isha Ambani and Shloka Mehta, during the former’s engagement. Then at Akash and Shloka’s engagement bash, Shah Rukh Khan had teased Anant about Radhika on the stage during the celebrations, which had given us a hint that the two are enjoying their courtship period. Post which, a picture of Anant and Radhika twinning in green robes, lost in each other’s eyes had surfaced on the internet. The picture had hinted that Radhika is indeed Anant's ‘special someone’. Neither Ambani nor the Merchant family has released an official statement confirming Anant’s relationship yet with Radhika, but her presence at every Ambani occasion has made things pretty clear for us!
Radhika Merchant and Anant Ambani are childhood friends as their families have known each other since decades. Radhika is the daughter of Viren Merchant, the CEO and Vice Chairman of Encore Healthcare. She did her schooling from Mumbai’s Cathedral and John Connon School and École Mondiale World School before completing her IB Diploma from BD Somani International School. Radhika has her graduation degree from New York University, in Politics and Economics. After coming back to India, she worked as Sales Executive in 2017 at Isprava, a real estate firm that ‘creates dream holiday homes for those with the finest tastes’. (Suggested Read: Shahid Kapoor And Mira Rajput Kapoor's All Lovey-Dovey Diwali Picture, Look Adorable Together)
Radhika Merchant has made many public appearances with the Ambanis and their chemistry has made us believe that she is indeed a part of the family. Before Isha Ambani’s engagement, Radhika had also attended Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' sangeet with the Ambanis. The family was spotted at the Jodhpur airport and it was the bonding between Nita Ambani and her soon-to-be-bahu, Radhika that had caught our attention. Nita was seen having a fun moment with Radhika at the airport. The Ambanis had later attended Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s reception party and Radhika had attended the party with them.
In May 2018, one picture had added fuel to the fire to the rumours of Anant and Radhika’s engagement. But a Reliance spokesperson had dismissed the speculations and had told the Business Today, "Anant Ambani is not engaged yet.” On the other hand, Nita Ambani had told the Bombay Times earlier, “Mukesh and I have given a very strong foundation to our kids and even larger wings to fly - they have the freedom to make decisions for themselves and of course, choose whom they would want to spend the rest of their lives with. Marrying the one you love is gratifying and heart-warming.” (Do Read: Inside Bachchan's Grand Diwali Party, Aishwarya Rai And Abhishek Bachchan Were The Perfect Hosts)
We love Radhika Merchant's bonding with her soon-to-be in-laws. What about you?