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2019 was a wedding fiesta in the Ambani clan as the year had begun with Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta’s union and ended on a perfect note with the marriage of Arjun Kothari and Anandita Mariwala. It was a year of celebrations and the magnanimity of their larger than life ceremonies had made the headlines for months. #AkuStoleTheShlo pictures and videos still ring fresh in our minds and even though it’s been more than a year and a half, we have still not gotten over the glimpses of Akash and Shloka’s wedding. Though Arjun and Anandita’s wedding was an intimate affair, we loved even the little glimpses of the same. (Also Read: Tina Ambani Shares Unseen Clicks Of Husband, Anil Ambani With Sons On International Men's Day)
For the unversed, Arjun Kothari is the son of Chennai-based Nina Kothari and nephew of Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani. His wife, Anandita Mariwala is the daughter of industrialists Anjali and Rajen Mariwala (of Marico Industries). For Arjun and Anandita’s wedding in November 2019, the who’s who of Mumbai and Chennai were present at the functions. The wedding reception of Arjun Kothari and Anandita Mariwala was a star-studded one with Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Mira Rajput Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez amongst other B-town celebs in attendance.
Since it’s been a year of Arjun Kothari and Anandita Mariwala’s wedding, his aunt, Tina Ambani posted a throwback picture from one of the functions to wish the couple on their first anniversary. Tina captioned the picture as “A year already since your beautiful wedding - and what a year it’s been! While all the time spent in lockdown must have deepened your love even further, I hope the coming year allows you to step out into the world and savour the shared journey. Stay blessed, blissful and radiant. Much love and many blessings. @ananditakothari @arjunkothari.” In the picture, Tina and Anil Ambani had posed with Arjun and Anandita and were all smiles for the camera.
For one of the pre-wedding functions of Arjun Kothari and Anandita Mariwala, his cousin, Isha Ambani Piramal had donned an Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla creation, which was one of her prettiest lehengas we had ever seen. Isha had dazzled in a soft-pink lilac-coloured lehenga with finely embroidered floral prints and a matching choli. Isha had amazingly pulled off a plain dupatta with her ensemble. Her look was accentuated with a diamond choker, bangles and a statement ring. For the makeup, Isha had opted for a dewy sheen, glossy lips and highlighted cheeks. Later, in February 2020, for Armaan Jain and Anissa Malhotra’s wedding, Isha had repeated the lehenga. Isha had entered the wedding venue with her mother, Nita Ambani. (Also Read: Unseen Pictures Of Arpita Khan Sharma And Aayush Sharma From 'Grih Pravesh' Ceremony Post-Wedding)
That wasn’t the first time when we had noticed a member of the Ambani clan repeating their outfit for an occasion. For the sangeet ceremony of Arjun Kothari, which was hosted by the Ambanis at NSCI, Worli, Radhika Merchant had turned heads in her traditional best. Radhika shone like a star in a Manish Malhotra lehenga, which she had accentuated with diamond jewellery and her hair tied in a ponytail. What we couldn't help but notice then was, how beautifully Radhika had repeated her lehenga, which she had worn at Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta's pre-wedding bash, with different jewellery.
One of the pre-wedding festivities of Arjun Kothari and Anandita Mariwala was held at the Ambani residence, Antilia, and any guesses as to who were the showstoppers at the function? The three gorgeous ladies of the Ambani clan, Isha Ambani Piramal, Shloka Mehta and Radhika Merchant. While Isha had looked gorgeous in a floral jumpsuit with dupatta tied to her waist, Shloka had made heads turn in a crop top, long skirt and a full-length mauve floral shrug, and Radhika had stolen our hearts in a red Anamika Khanna ensemble. (Also Read: On Aparshakti Khurana's 33rd Birthday, His Wife, Aakriti Ahuja Shares 'My Boy' Wish Series For Him)
Happy anniversary, Arjun and Anandita!