The journey was one from being the famed Bollywood diva to being a faithfully wedded wife of businessman Raj Kundra. After the wedding took place in truly Manglorean style at the Khandala bungalow of Shilpa’s friend Kiran Bawa, the doors were left open for a grand reception in Mumbai’s swanky hotel for the bigwigs of Bollywood and the corporate world A truly high fashion, yet festive event, Chandni Dev at Bollywood Hungama shows you what Shilpa had hidden away especially for this one.
“Here comes the bride” echoed the air in the plush interiors of Grand Hyatt hotel in Mumbai that was destined to be the venue for the reception of the Kundra couple. Shilpa walked in hand in hand with Raj looking every bit the beauty she truly is. Tarun Tahiliani, must be one proud designer at that moment. The friend that he is, he designed an exceptional outfit in gold on the brief given by Shilpa herself.
At the mehndi ki rasam, the sangeet and the wedding itself, Shilpa wore nothing but traditional attires, keeping in with sentiments of the events, but she was clear that she wanted to go in for something more western yet nothing too out of line for the main reception. Tarun designed a complete fusion outfit for Shilpa, in a beautiful colour of champagne gold, that went on too accentuate her skin tone beautifully. It wasn’t exactly a saree and neither was it really a gown, but it was rather a combination of both.
A two piece outfit, the top was a swarovsky encrusted bodysuit with a duchess style flowing sari gown that showed of Shilpa’s perfectly toned body and curves to perfection. Having worn heavy kundan jewellery throughout the earlier ceremonies, Shilpa went for a welcome change and complimented her dress with a diamonds and rubies neckpiece and earrings. Keeping with the Punjabi traditions, Shilpa sported the traditional red chuda in her hands.
Just like all of Shilpa’s outfits and trousseau has been designed by Tarun Tahiliani, Raj’s sherwani’s for the events were done by Nikhil and Shantanu. For the reception as well, Raj looked like a perfect partner in a black Sherwani designed by the duo. Even sister Shamita looked pretty in a blue sari designed by Manish Malhotra in his typical bling style.
A star studded evening brought an end to a big fat Manglorean-Punjabi wedding. It may have been an end to all the rituals involved but for the couple, it’s only a beginning. Like they say in a truly Bollywood style “Picture abhi baaki hai mere dost”.