Sunny, Bobby Deol give Esha reception a miss

Mumbai: Deol siblings Sunny and Bobby were conspicuous by their absence at the grand wedding reception hosted by their half-sister Esha and her husband Bharat Takhtani at a five-star hotel here.

Esha, daughter of yesteryear stars Hema Malini and Dharmendra, entered into a wedlock with her businessman husband Bharat Takhtani at ISKCON temple in suburban Juhu on June 29.

The reception, held on Saturday night at Hotel Lalit in suburban Andheri, was attended by Bollywood and political bigwigs. While the bride was glowing in a pink lehenga, the bridegroom was looking dapper in a black suit.

Dharmendra played the perfect father of the bride at both the wedding and the reception. Though Esha`s half-brothers Bobby and Sunny skipped the function, cousin Abhay Deol, who is known to be close to her, attended all the functions.

When asked about the absence of Sunny and Bobby, Dharmendra said, "It is our personal matter".

Among the glitterati who attended the reception were veteran actors Dilip Kumar and his wife Saira Banu, Jeetendra, Rekha, Zeenat Aman, Salman Khan, besides Tusshar Kapoor, Sanjay Khan, Vidya Balan, Madhuri Dixit and her husband Dr Sriram Nene, Sushmita Sen, Tabu, Kajol, Sridevi and her producer husband Boney Kapoor.

Actors Fardeen Khan, Anupam Kher with wife Kirron, Shamita Shetty, Mandira Bedi and business tycoon Subrata Roy also graced the occasion. "We are very happy for Esha and Bharat. We wish them good luck," actress Saira Banu said.

Politicians of all hues including L K Advani, Sushma Swaraj, Chaggan Bhujbal, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Narayan Rane, Amar Singh, Uddhav Thackeray, Raj Thackeray too attended the event.