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Not just B-town or telly world, the political world is also swinging in the wedding fever these days! On the afternoon of January 27, 2019, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President, Raj Thackeray's son, Amit Thackeray tied the knot with fashion designer, Mitali Borude. After an intimate engagement ceremony in December 2017 with only family members in presence, childhood friends Amit and Mitali decided on forever in a traditional Maharashtrian style wedding ceremony. (Also Read: Akash Ambani And Shloka Mehta Redefine Couple Goals In This Unseen Picture From Their Engagement)
Amit Thackeray and Mitali Borude’s star-studded wedding reception was held on January 27, 2019, evening at a five-star hotel in Mumbai's Lower Parel. The guest list for the reception included several high-profile attendees from Bollywood celebrities to politicians. From Amitabh Bachchan, Jeetendra, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Nita and Mukesh Ambani to Farhan Akhtar, Urmila Matondkar, Sachin and Supriya Pilgaokar, among several others were present to bless the newly-wedded couple.
And from the political spectrum, former union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde, his daughter Praniti Shinde, former deputy chief minister Chhagan Bhujbal, former Advocate-General Srihari Amey, Sonali Kulkarni, BJP city chief Ashish Shelar, Kiran V Shantaram, and many others, attended the wedding reception. Raj Thackeray and his wife, Sharmila welcomed the guests. For the reception, while Amit chose a tuxedo, Mitali wore a red and pink lehenga.
Mumbai-based fashion designer, Mitali Borude is the daughter of a famous paediatrician, Dr Sanjay Borude. Mitali has been a close friend of Raj Thackeray’s daughter, Urvashi Thackeray. A few years back, Mitali and Urvashi launched a ready-to-wear label together, ‘The Rack’. After dating for over 5 years, Mitali and Amit got betrothed on December 11, 2017, at Raj Thackeray’s residence, Krishna Kunj in Dadar. Mitali completed her degree from the Ruparel College. (Also Read: Prateik Babbar And Sanya Sagar's Post-Wedding Retro Party Will Take You Back In Time, Pics Inside)
On January 25, 2019, a film based on the life of Bal Keshav Thackeray, paternal uncle of Raj Thackeray and founder of the Shiv Sena party, was released nationwide. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who essayed the role of Balasaheb Thackeray in the film, was once asked in an interview about his opinion of Bal Thackeray and has it changed since he played his role. To which he replied, “I have never met him, but had read a few of his interviews. He’s always been controversial, that is a fact. But he was also one of those personalities that you could either hate or love. You could never ignore him.”
Nawazuddin further added, “You could say what you want about him, but when millions of workers lost their jobs in the mill strike, he worked for their welfare. A lot of things we see in practice now, he started. He encouraged the Marathi youth to be entrepreneurs. All these big hospitals we see, he gave land for that, built highways. We will show all these things in the film.”
In an interview earlier, Raj Thackeray revealed his son’s wedding details and shared that it will be a low-key affair with the presence of a few selected people from political, corporate and film circles. He had said, “Amit’s wedding, scheduled on January 27, will not be celebrated on a grand scale as I do not want to trouble the couple.”. Adding further, he said that if all party functionaries, social activists and politicos are invited, the guest list would reach to at least six lakh. (Also Read: Alia Bhatt's Cousin And Mukesh Bhatt's Daughter, Sakshi Bhatt Gets Married, Pics Inside)
Here’s wishing a happy married life to Amit and Mitali!