B-Town gathers to bless newly-wed Neil, Rukmini

Mumbai: A galaxy of Bollywood stars attended the grand reception of the newly-wed couple — actor Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Neil Mukesh here.

After a big fat Punjabi destination wedding in Udaipur, Bollywood stars including Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, singer Anuradha Paudwal, Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu Karan Singh Grover, Sahara chief Subrata Roy with wife Swapna Roy, Aftab Shivdasani with Dusanj, Madhur Bhandarkar, Pooja Hedge among many others attended the grand reception of Neil and Rukmini here on Friday night.

Bollywood veterans like Kabir Bedi, Randhir Kapoor, filmmakers Abbas-Mustan, Sanjay Khan with wife Zarine, along with son Zayed Khan and his wife Malaika, Jackie Shroff was also present there to be a part of the grand celebration that held at the JW Marriott, Mumbai.

The couple came in front of the shutterbugs and posed donning beautiful green royal attire designed by couturier designer Manav Gangwani.

Neil had fallen in love with the ensembles the first time he saw it on the ramp and ever since requested Manav Gangwani to design it for him and his to be wife.

Handpicked from the “Begum-e-Jannat” collection, the ensembles are an amalgamation of sentiments that are evoked by the word ‘Jannat’, meaning paradise with every design in the collection being a reflection of a visual piece of paradise to be owned and cherished.

“Begum-e-Jannat” captures the Mughal era effortlessly with subtle hints of sensuality. Being a regal and rich collection, both the outfits for Neil and Rukmini feature opulent tones of ivory and emerald green.

Manav Gangwani said: “Neil is a very dear friend to me and I am delighted to dress the newly weds for their wedding reception.”

“Rukmini’s style and sensibility is simple and elegant keeping that in mind the ensemble selected for her reflects simplicity and elegance. Each garment has been tailor-made to perfection.

“I hope Neil and Rukmini enjoy wearing these outfits as much as I have enjoyed making it for them. Wishing the newly weds all the very best for the future.”

Neil Nitin Mukesh said: “MG is family. He is like a brother and what better to have someone so close to you to be a part of such an important day in your life. Apart from that I personally love his aesthetics and style that each of his outfits exudes.”

The actor tied his knot on February 9, in Udaipur at a grand wedding that was attended by more than 500 guests including Bollywood who’s who like Rishi Kapoor, Pamela Chopra among others.