Top political figures from across parties, industry captains, sports personalities and film stars today attended the engagement celebrations of industrialist Mukesh Ambani's son, Akash, with diamantaire Russel Mehta's daughter Shloka at the former's residence, Antilia, in south Mumbai.
Among those who attended were Ambani's younger brother Anil Ambani and his wife Tina, Ratan Tata, Mahindra group chairman Anand Mahindra, Kotak Mahindra executive vice chairman and managing director Uday Kotak, Aditya Birla group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and Zee group chairman Subhash Chandra.
Sources close to the Ambani family said that Union Ministers Suresh Prabhu and Manoj Sinha and Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and his wife Amruta were also present.
They added that NCP president Sharad Pawar and his party colleague Praful Patel, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, senior Congress leaders Anand Sharma, Digvijay Singh, former Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan and former MP Priya Dutt were also present.
Film superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri, actors Rekha, Anil Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor and Vidya Balan, filmmakers Madhur Bhandarkar and Vidhu Vinod Chopra, lyricist Javed Akhtar were also in attendance, they said.
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, former Indian cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan attended the engagement celebrations, sources informed.
Akash and Shloka had, earlier, exchanged rings at an informal ceremony in Goa in March this year.
The wedding is expected to take place in December this year.