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We can’t keep calm as the countdown to Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal’s wedding is on! With grand pre-wedding festivities, the Ambani’s are leaving no stone unturned to make their darling daughter’s wedding an affair to remember for years to come. The Ambani-Piramal union is the Indian version of the Royal wedding, which means we are bound to expect the unexpected, from Bollywood’s biggest star guest list to famous Hollywood celebrities in attendance. (Recommend Read: Isha Ambani-Anand Piramal's Total Wedding Cost Will Make You Calculate Your Entire Lifetime's Salary)
However, the highlight wasn’t the celebrity guest list, but a dance performance by the Ambani’s that confirms the relationship of Radhika Merchant in the family. While the sangeet ceremony looked nothing less than a grand Bollywood movie, it is the family dance video that is stealing the hearts of many across the nation. In the video, Radhika can be seen dancing with Anant Ambani, Nita Ambani, Mukesh Ambani, Isha Ambani, Anand Piramal, Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta on Jab Tak Hai Jaan’s title track. Check out the video here:
Anant’s rumored girlfriend, Radhika came into limelight when she performed on Ghoomar song with the brides-to-be, Isha and Shloka, during the former’s engagement. Then at Akash and Shloka’s engagement bash, Shah Rukh Khan teased Anant about Radhika on the stage during the celebrations, which gave us our clue number two. Take a look at the video: (Also read: Isha Ambani's Mumbai Residence Antilia Is Decked Up For Her Big Fat Wedding With Anand Piramal)
And then a picture surfaced on the internet, of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant twinning in green robes, lost in each other’s eyes, hinting that Radhika is indeed Anant's ‘special someone’. Neither Ambani nor Merchant family has released an official statement confirming Anant’s relationship with Radhika, but the clues have made the scenario pretty clear.
For those who don't know, Radhika Merchant is the daughter of Viren Merchant, the CEO and Vice Chairman of Encore Healthcare. Radhika 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 graduate degree from the 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’. (Also Read: This New Pic Of Anant Ambani And Radhika Merchant Proves They're Deeply In Love With Each Other)
Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal’s pre-wedding festivities began on December 7 and went on till December 9. On December 7, the Ambani-Piramal clan hosted an ‘Anna Seva’, wherein they are feeding 5100 people, three times a day till December 10. An official statement about the same could be read as, “As a mark of respect and gratitude to the city of Udaipur, and to seek their blessings for the upcoming wedding of their daughter, the family has commenced a special “Anna Seva” - taking up the auspicious task of feeding 5100 people (majority of them with special abilities) three times everyday from 7th to 10th December, to coincide with the pre-wedding functions of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal on 8th & 9th December.”
It further stated, “Family members, including Mukesh and Nita Ambani, Ajay and Swati Piramal, Isha and Anand were present at this Anna Seva function, serving people and interacting with them. The Anna Seva functions will continue for four days, from 7th to 10th December and will be performed three times a day at the Narayan Seva Sansthan, Udaipur. In addition, the pre-wedding festivities will also see the setting up of a specially curated exhibit called the Swadesh Bazaar that will showcase 108 traditional Indian Crafts and art forms from all different regions of the country for the national and international guests. Presenting the art will be master craftsmen and craftswomen themselves, who are keeping these traditional arts alive. Creating an interesting experience as also an immersion into India’s cultural heritage. Swadesh Bazaar is a unique concept to encourage the craftsmanship of traditional Indian artisans, especially for a lot of indigenous crafts that need conservation and revival and have been supported by Reliance Foundation over the years. The Foundation aims to broaden and deepen its support to the goals of Swadesh Bazaar on a bigger and more sustainable scale in the future.” (Don't miss: Isha Ambani And Anand Piramal's Pre-Wedding Celebrations Were A Hub For Hilarious Memes)
Well, coming back to Radhika and Anant's growing love looks like wedding bells are soon ringing for this duo as well!