Mumbai, Jun 29 (): Veteran actors Dharmendra and Hema Malini’s daughter Esha Deol tied knot with businessman Bharat Takhtani today in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony, “band baaja baraat” style.
The bridegroom arrived at the venue on a white horse. Adorned in a Kanchipuram saree, Hema Malini and Dharmendra looking elegant in a suit, welcomed the groom at the temple. The couple took their marriage oaths around the sacred fire. Esha and Bharat had a traditional south Indian style wedding at the Iskcon temple in Juhu here.
Esha was dressed in a red and gold Kanchipuram saree, which was ordered in Chennai for the wedding day by her mother. The traditional saree got a modern look with the great ideas of designer Neeta Lulla.
Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani had been dating for quite some time and had exchanged their engagement rings on February 12 of this year.
The wedding celebrations of Esha were planned as three-day grand festivities that included a ‘sangeet’ (music), ‘haldi’ and ‘mehndi’ ceremony and the wedding ceremony. Esha’s sangeet ceremony took place on June 25 while the mehendi ceremony was held on June 27.
The wedding ceremony was attended by family members Abhay Deol, Ahana Deol, sister of Esha with several B-town celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan with son Abhishek, Vinod Khanna, Manoj Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Fardeen Khan, Ramesh Sippy, Poonam Sinha, Anu Malik, Madhoo, designer Neeta Lulla and her daughter Nishka.
Abhay Deol said he was very much happy on the happy occasion of his sister Esha’s wedding and glad that she got settled. Veteran actor Manoj Kumar said he was very happy to attend Esha’s wedding and gave his blessings to the couple.
A grand reception will take place on June 30 in a posh hotel. Bollywood celebrities are likely to attend the event to wish the newly-wed couple.