In a magnificent setting at the Sahara Shahar on the banks of river Gomti here, political leaders and Bollywood personalities assembled to celebrate the marriage of industrialist Subrata Roy’s niece.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his wife Jaya led the horde of B-town celebs – Sridevi accompanied by her husband Boney Kapoor and brother-in-law Anil, Sanjay Dutt, Fardeen Khan, Hema Malini, Raj Babbar, Gulshan Grover and Anu Malik – who gathered to congratulate the bride Sivanka and Karan, the groom.
Political leaders of various parties and people from the sports and media industries were also in attendance for the wedding ceremony Tuesday.
Roy personally welcomed Uttar Pradesh governor BL Joshi, Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh, BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav alongwith the party’s expelled MP Amar Singh who arrived to bless the couple.
Among sportsmen were former Indian skipper Saurav Ganguli, cricketer RP Singh and hockey star Dhanraj Pillai.
On one of the three stages in the wedding hall, singer Jaspinder Narula provided a musical treat to the audience and at the other the bride and groom were kept busy posing with the string of dignitaries lining up to greet them.
The third stage was kept reserved for the "pheras" later in the night.
For the food lovers, there was also a sumptuous spread of Mughlai, Chinese, south Indian and Bengali delight.
The Sahara Shahar had seen a similar verve and colour at the weddings of the two sons of Roy a few years ago.(PTI)