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Shilpa Shetty's star-studded wedding reception

Last updated on: November 25, 2009 12:22 IST

Image: Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar Nithya Ramani in Mumbai

After a quiet wedding in Khandala, Maharashtra on Sunday, newly weds Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra hosted a wedding reception in Mumbai on Tuesday night.

 

The couple left no stone unturned to make their reception a grand one. While the wedding was conspicuous by its absence of star power, Tuesday's party at Mumbai's Grand Hyatt was something else.

 

The evening kicked off with arrival of the stars and the grand entry of the newly weds who were accompanied by family members.

 

The frenzy outside the hotel made it clear that this was going to be a star studded night.

 

Shilpa Shetty's star-studded wedding reception

Image: Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty

The blushing bride looked radiant in designer Tarun Tahiliani's two piece outfit in gold with Swarovski-encrusted bodysuit along with a satin sari-gown in the same shade while hubby Raj chose a black half sherwani suit.

Shilpa Shetty's star-studded wedding reception

Image: Shamita Shetty

Shilpa's sister Shamita looked pretty in an embroidered blue sari.

Shilpa Shetty's star-studded wedding reception

Image: Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya

Shilpa's co-star in Dus and Phir Milenge Abhishek Bachchan couldn't make it. But his gorgeous wife Aishwarya Rai and father Amitabh more than made up for his absence.

 

It seems the Bachchans and the Kundras are going to be neighbours as Shilpa and Raj are moving to Juhu, a suburban area in Mumbai where Amitabh Bachchan's famous building Jalsa is located.

Shilpa Shetty's star-studded wedding reception

Image: Manyata Dutt and Amisha Patel

Also present at the party were Amisha Patel and Manyata Dutt.

 

The Kaho Naa Pyar Hai actress looked pretty in blue while Manyata, who came sans husband Sanjay Dutt [he has worked with Shilpa in films like Jung, Hathyaar and Dus], looked elegant in brown.

Shilpa Shetty's star-studded wedding reception

Image: Rani Mukerji

We spotted Rani Mukerji looking quite fetching in a pink and gold sari.

Shilpa Shetty's star-studded wedding reception

Image: Shah Rukh Khan

Shilpa's very first co-star in Baazigar Shah Rukh Khan also made it to the party with his wife Gauri. The two didn't stay long though.

 

 

Shilpa Shetty's star-studded wedding reception

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The whole Sanjay Khan family made their presence felt including Sanjay, wife Zarine, daughter Suzzane, son-in-law Hrithik Roshan and son Zayed, and daughter-in-law Malika.

Shilpa Shetty's star-studded wedding reception

Image: Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut looked very pretty in a pink sari. Both Kangana and Shilpa have worked in Life In A Metro.

Shilpa Shetty's star-studded wedding reception

Image: Rekha and Jaya Prada

Rekha and Jaya Pradha looked like twins in similar gold saris. 

 

Jaya who is Shilpa's friend and co-star in their Indo-Chinese venture The Desire, gave her blessings to the happy couple.

Shilpa Shetty's star-studded wedding reception

Image: Karan Johar and Manish Malhotra

Filmmaker Karan Johar and designer Manish Malhotra, both in black made a dashing entry together.

Shilpa Shetty's star-studded wedding reception

Image: Priyanka Kotari and Sameera Reddy

Starlets Priyanka Kotari and Sameera Reddy added oomph to the proceedings.

 

Shilpa Shetty's star-studded wedding reception

Image: Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi

Also present were Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar who wished the couple "a very happy married life".

Shilpa Shetty's star-studded wedding reception

Image: Juhi Chawla and Mehr Jesia

Bollywood's chirpy girl Juhi Chawla looked dazzling in an orange churidar while actor Arjun Rampal's model wife Mehr Jesia looked equally stunning in this ensemble.

Shilpa Shetty's star-studded wedding reception

Image: Nagesh Kukunoor and Farah Khan

Filmmakers Farah Khan and Nagesh Kukunoor also made an appearance.

Shilpa Shetty's star-studded wedding reception

Image: R Madhavan and Sarita Birje

R Madhavan, whose 3 Idiots is due for release this December was spotted with his wife Sarita Birje at the party.

Shilpa Shetty's star-studded wedding reception

Image: Ziah, Tanaz Irani and Monica Bedi

This season's Bigg Boss evictee Tanaaz Irani came with her daughter Ziah. Another former Bigg Boss housemate, Monica Bedi also made it to the party.

Shilpa Shetty's star-studded wedding reception

Image: Narmada, Govinda and Sunita

Shilpa's close friend Suniel Shetty conveyed his best wishes to the couple as did Govinda who came with wife Sunita and daughter Narmada.

Shilpa Shetty's star-studded wedding reception

Image: Jackie Shroff and Suniel Shetty

Unlike the other guests who were dressed up to the nines, Jackie Shroff went the extreme opposite in faded jeans, white-shirt, black jacket, a green scarf and brown shoes.

Shilpa Shetty's star-studded wedding reception

Image: Neil Nitin Mukesh and Gulshan Grover

Bollywood's bad man Gulshan Grover, and current heartthrob Neil Nitin Mukesh also made it to the event.

Shilpa Shetty's star-studded wedding reception

Image: Tarun Tahiliani, Neeta Lulla and daughter Nishka

While we didn't see Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine Jackson or Rajasthan Royals' captain Shane Warne -- they were reportedly invited to the party -- we did catch glimpses of Chairman and Commissioner of the Indian Premier League IPL Lalit Modi, director Madhur Bhandarkar and wife Renu Namboodri, producer Sanjay Gupta, actress Suchitra Pillai and husband Lars Kjeldsen, designers Neeta Lulla and Tarun Tahiliani, businessman Ness Wadia, actor Vivek Oberoi and liquor baron Vijay Malya.