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‘Mother-in-law’- while the latter two hyphenated words are just an addition, be it damaad or bahu, their comfort zone in their sasural lies in how amazing their sasu maa is. She is the one person with whom son/daughters-in-law resonate with the most (trust us you, sometimes more than their spouses too when they are at their in-law’s place!). Apart from ensuring that she prepares your favourite dishes, becoming your go-to person for any problem and she introducing you to everyone else with pride, mother-in-law’s are truly a blessing from God (and it is not at all hard to believe this!). And speaking about newbie celeb mothers-in-law reminds us of the dynamic, Nita Ambani.
Nita Ambani’s grace, poise and charm are enough to make people make her, their ideal. Apart from playing an active role as one of the finest women entrepreneurs in the world, Nita Ambani is a complete family person. Time and again in interviews, her daughter, Isha Ambani Piramal has shared that Nita Ambani is a tigress and we totally believe her! During public appearances, we have always seen the kind of importance and love she bestows upon her family, specifically her son/daughters-in-law. From holding Shloka Mehta’s hand in public while they pose for family photographs, bursting into gigs of laughter with Anand Piramal or making her ‘not so rumoured anymore’ soon-to-be daughter-in-law, Radhika Merchant, the centre of attention in front of the paparazzi, lucky are those who have a mother-in-law like Nita Ambani. Hence, after closely observing her affectionate behaviour towards her bahu and damaad, we bring to you a few instances which prove that Nita Ambani is the most loving mother-in-law ever!
If ‘extravaganza’ had a face, it would look like the Ambanis’. Truly, where else have you seen pre-wedding ceremonies being celebrated like a festival? Star-studded performances, gigantic sets, fair-themed bachelorette filled with almost half of the Tinseltown in Switzerland and what not, every time we see a flashback of an Ambani wedding all that our hearts yearn to say is “Agle janam mohey Ambani hi kijo”! Amidst all the visible fun and galore, what we really look forward to, is the first gracious gift from Nita Ambani to the soon-to-be newly-weds and the guests stationed there. In case you are still figuring out what it is, checkout the same here:
While you still keep ‘wow-ing’ over Nita Ambani’s grace, we bet you have known by now as to what we are talking about. Every function at the Ambani household begins with a graceful performance by the ‘boss lady’, Nita ji. Her inauguration dance is generally depicted to God, which reminds us to show you another glimpse of Nita ji performing on Achyutam Keshawam Vishwa Damodaram at Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta’s wedding reception.
In a 2011 interview with iDiva, Nita Ambani had talked about her penchant towards dancing. She had shared:
“You know, dance is my first love, it’s my me-time. I practise every morning for at least 45 minutes. I’ve been dancing since the age of five, have represented my school and college in dancing competitions and I obviously can’t lose touch with it. Indian classical dance is sustained by a profound philosophy. Form seeks to merge with the formless, motions seek to become a part of the motionless, and the dancing individual seeks to become one with the eternal dance of the cosmos.”
Be it Isha Ambani’s wedding with Anand Piramal on December 12, 2018, or Akash Ambani’s wedlock to his childhood sweetheart, Shloka Mehta on March 09, 2019; we have seen the entire family reunite and make the most of these occasions like how! The Ambanis rocked and rolled the weddings with innumerous, extravagant, pre-wedding festivities, and performing together on the star-studded sangeet. Apart from giving the world #RichieRich goals, the Ambani clan, consisting right from the senior most member, Kokilaben Ambani, Mukesh Ambani, wife, Nita Ambani, kids and their respective spouses comprising of Isha Ambani Piramal and her hubby, Anand Piramal, Akash Ambani and wife, Shloka Mehta, Anant Ambani and his ‘rumoured’ muse, Radhika Merchant make for sheer #FamilyGoals. Checkout a couple of glances of ‘happy family pictures’ of the Ambani clan.
In an interview, Isha Ambani Piramal had talked about their upbringing:
"At home, we were raised to have the same value system that our parents grew up with. They made sure we understood the value of money, hard work and humility."
Nita Ambani has always accompanied her family on outings, exhibitions or charity events. And there too, we have seen glimpses of the doting mother-in-law holding hands, posing and smiling with her daughters-in-law infront of the paparazzi. For instance, on April 01, 2019, the newly-wedded couple, Akash and Shloka along with the Ambani clan including Mukesh Ambani, Nita Ambani and Isha Ambani Piramal went out for a family dinner at Wasabi By Morimoto, Taj Mahal Hotel. Here’s a glimpse:
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And now, we will share a couple of pictures of Nita Ambani as she had accompanied the newly-wed, Shloka Mehta and Akash Ambani on their Siddhivinayak temple visit. Checkout how beautifully she had posed with her in-laws and family at Akash-Shloka’s and Isha-Anand’s wedding et al. Here are a couple of glimpses:
In an interview with Vogue magazine, Nita Ambani’s daughter, Isha Ambani Piramal, had talked about her mother. Speaking about the same, Isha had shared:
“My parents had us after seven years of marriage—my twin Akash and I were IVF babies. When my mother finally had us she wanted to be a full-time mum initially. Later, she went back to work when we were five, but she was still a tiger mom.”
Isha Ambani Piramal had also revealed the role of her mother, Nita Ambani when she and her siblings were growing up and also spoke about the usual mom-daughter fights:
“I remember, whenever mom and I had fights, we’d call dad to resolve the issue. My mom was way stricter. If we wanted to bunk school, dad would be like “It’s no big deal” but mom would ensure we ate on time, studied hard and got our playtime as well. My grandparents (paternal and maternal) and my maasi played a huge role in bringing us up.”
Although there have not been any official confirmation on Radhika Merchant and Anant Ambani's relationship by the Ambanis, gestures and pictures do not lie! In every Ambani picture, function or family performance, you will always spot Radhika Merchant by their side. Speaking of which reminds us of the ‘awww-dorable’ gesture of Nita Ambani at Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ Udaipur wedding, wherein while getting papped, she had put Radhika Merchant at the forefront and they had shared a candid ‘soon-to-be’ sasu-bahu moment together. Here’s a glimpse of the same, which once again suggests what a loving sasu maa, Nita Ambani is!
In 2018, a few lovey-dovey pictures of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant that had gone viral on social media and in no time, rumours were afloat that the duo had gotten engaged. However, a Reliance spokesperson had refuted all such engagement rumours. This is totally at par as Nita Ambani herself had spoken about and the freedom given to their children to choose their life partners in an interview. This is what she had shared:
“Mukesh and I as parents have given our children the freedom to choose their life partners. When my son decides to get married, to whoever it is, we are going to welcome him and wish him all the happiness in the world.”
March 09, 2019, was a day that not only the Ambanis will celebrate for a lifetime, but it will also be etched in the minds of netizens! It was the day when Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta had gotten married and we had all come across some never-seen extravaganza. After much waiting, we finally got the first-ever glimpse of the couple as bride and groom. While they had looked ethereal, it was the fun gestures of the Ambani ladies that had made us go all ‘awww’! Two pictures from our sources came by wherein Isha Ambani Piramal pulling her brother’s ears and their beautiful mother, Nita Ambani warding off evil from the then soon-to-be-wed couple, after looking at the pictures our hearts yearned for more! One look at Nita ji here, and you can blindly contemplate the happiness that beamed on her face!
Also, do you remember the video wherein as Isha Ambani had descended from her room to make her grand entry towards her wedding mandap accompanied by her brothers, Akash and Anant and their respective muses, Shloka and Radhika, but her parents were nowhere to be seen near her? It was because Nita Ambani and her hubby, Mukesh Ambani were busy doing their jamaai’s khaatirdaari, as they had held Anand Piramal’s hand to accompany him towards his wedding mandap! We don’t need any more words to explain this gesture of Nita Ambani’s, right?
Have you ever noticed the effervescent Nita Ambani during the IPL matches? She is always present to cheer her team and call it lady luck or team spirit, the Ambanis’ team, Mumbai Indians have always come out winners under the guardianship of the ‘boss lady’. While Nita ji is amongst the regulars whenever her team plays, this time, we saw new additions in the VIP row. Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant, Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta were seen celebrating the team’s victorious win as they held the winning cup with the Ambanis’. Such gestures prove how comfortable Nita ji makes her in-laws with the family priorities. This also shows that a family who stays together, bond well together, emerges victorious together! In an interview, this is what Nita Ambani spoke:
“I was really upset with Mukesh three years ago when he bought this franchise. My school had just started, Reliance Retail was fairly new, his other ventures were also in nascent stages and there he was, stepping into the totally fresh IPL field when our plates were so full. Mukesh being a cricket enthusiast decided to go ahead and hand over the charge to professionals. I, of course, with zero knowledge of cricket barely attended a few matches in the first two seasons. For two years in a row, we were at the bottom of the table. It was the IPL 2 disasters in South Africa that spurred me to fly halfway across the globe to be with the boys. I selected the core team— Sachin, Bhajji and Zaheer— and we got to work on our weaknesses.”
Nita Ambani had further stated:
“I’m obsessive about things. So, after setting processes in place for the Mumbai Indians, I decided to accompany them on their punishing practice schedule too. And as soon as I reach home, around 11 pm, I start making notes at a furious speed on what we could do better.”
On March 9, 2019, Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta had tied the knot in Mumbai and it was a galore that most of us never even imagine in the wildest of our dreams. Happiest amongst them was the mother of the groom, Nita Ambani. Dressed in a heavy-embroidered pink lehenga, the back of her blouse had won our hearts! Her blouse had the word ‘Shubhaarambh’ as well as the name of her son, Akash and bahu, Shloka embroidered on it. How adorable was the gesture!
With Nita Ambani, it will be impossible for you to distinguish who is her bahu and who is her beti amongst, Isha Ambani Piramal, Shloka Mehta and Radhika Merchant (soon-to-be)! Such is her love for all. In an adorable gesture by the gorgeous saas, Nita ji had penned a beautiful poem for her bahu, Shloka Mehta and beta, Akash Ambani’s sweet beginnings in life. The poem could be read as:
“They went to Kindergarten to learn ABC, Not knowing — que sera sera — What their future would be… Gummy bears and jujubes, Sparkle pops and jelly beans… Sweetened their lives, From childhood through teens! Till glasses of milk made way for cups of tea… And the Sky fell in love with sweet Chants of glee! From ponytails and Barbies… From pranks and football… The years just blended… And, today they stand tall – With their eyes full of love with one single plea… Their hearts beat in rhythm Singing, “Will you marry me?” Today we bless them, and today we pray: All through their lives, on each golden day, May they always be there holding hands side by side, may Gods shower their blessings on this groom and his bride!”
After reading and taking a look at the glimpses, don’t you think it indeed requires quite some luck to have a mother-in-law such as Nita Ambani? Blessed with a beautiful family, her children too, give her the sole credit for bringing up her family like that. The one who treats her son and daughters-in-law as her own and never fails to give us a zillion life goals and how we love Nita ji for the same! Having said that, tell us something folks: Isn’t Nita Ambani one of the most amazing mothers-in-law ever? Keep us posted!