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Weddings, and more specifically the functions that lead to the ‘big-day’ is full of work, fun and excitement. It seems that more than the bride, it’s their guest and relatives who enjoy a wedding the most. And especially, those little kids dressed in their traditional best, dancing along with mummy-chacha-mama is a treat to the eyes! And what if we tell you that we are talking about Mahi’s daughter, the super-adorable, Ziva Dhoni? (Do Read: Ziva Dhoni, Gracia Raina And Hinaya Heer Plaha 'Fall Down' To Ringa-Ringa-Roses; Video Inside)
You can’t wait to read the rest of the article as soon as you heard that adorable little toddler’s name? Hold on, peeps! To give you a background, it was Poorna Patel’s sangeet ceremony on July 19, 2018. Poorna is the daughter of former civil aviation minister, Praful Patel. She had already got engaged to her handsome beau, Namit Soni (Managing Director of Namco Industries Private Limited) on March 14, 2018.
Coming back to Ziva Dhoni (yes, we haven’t forgotten about her!), the little munchkin looked the most stylish among her parents, with her ‘sneakers under her lehenga’ look at the sangeet. But what further caught everyone’s fancy was Ziva, puting on her dancing shoes and shaking a leg to Enrique Iglesias’s, Bailando and Rihanna’s, Work Work. See how the ‘already-diva-in-the-making’, is trying her best to keep up with her mommy and other guests who wanted to dance with her. Checkout here:
Thank us later for making your weekend better! At another such instance, Dhoni had posted a video of her daughter, who all about her father’s team, Chennai Super Kings, in the video. The doting daddy posted a series of videos where Ziva is seen dancing around, and captioned the picture as, “Dances better than the father atleast”. Checkout the videos here:
Indian’s ‘Captain Cool’ got married to his love, Sakshi on July 4, 2010. There’s was a magical love story as all of you must have seen in Dhoni’s biopic. In case you have missed it, read it here. The gorgeous couple welcomed their baby daughter, Ziva, on February 6, 2015. On being asked about embracing fatherhood, Dhoni had once shared in an interview, “Your life does change with the kind of smile the baby gives you. She doesn’t care whether I play for my country or play for a good franchisee like Chennai. She wants to cry, she cries. It gives a very good feeling.” Here as well, the captain gave some serious fatherhood goals!
Dhoni wasn’t around in India when Ziva was born. The doting daddy had shared his sadness on the same and stated in an interview, “When she was born I was not in India, had not seen her. It was a tough period. Your life does change with the kind of smile the baby gives you. She doesn't care whether I play for my country or play for a good franchise like Chennai. She wants to cry, she cries”.
Further adding, “It gives a very good feeling. You know, the first willing hug from my daughter’s side came only in the last 15 days! I’m enjoying that and it’s actually a special moment — now she recognises me, and tries to interact with me. But since she’s spent way more time with her mom, she often calls me ‘mama’ instead of ‘papa’! But I’ve somehow learnt to make my peace with that”. (Don't Miss! From Singing To Making Gol Roti, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Most Adorable Moments With Daughter Ziva)
Coming back to Poorna’s sangeet, needless to say, it was a one-of-a-kind extravagant affair. Many celebrities from the Bolly and cricket world graced the occasion. Some of them were namely, MS Dhoni and his wife, Sakshi Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and his wife, Hazel Keech, Nushrat Bharucha, Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge, Natasha Poonawalla, Karan Tacker, Anu Malik, Sophie Choudry, Manish Malhotra, et al.