Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan hosted a lavish Diwali party over the weekend at his official residence Jalsa. Although India’s richest couple Mukesh and Nita Ambani arrived for the celebrations with son Anant and to-be daughter-in-law Radhika Merchant, Akash Ambani and his wife Shloka Mehta were missing from the party. Amitabh Bachchan was holding the Diwali celebration at Jalsa after two years.
As the Ambanis arrived, Abhishek Bachchan welcomed them outside the house before escorting them into the house. Nita Ambani had chosen a pink lehenga choli for the occasion, while Radhika had opted for an all-white Anarkali. She completed her fashion statement with open tresses and an emerald necklace. As for Mukesh Ambani and son Anant, they were dressed in traditional kurta pajama.
Shloka’s absence did not go unnoticed with many of her fans on Instagram after several celebrity photographers and the Ambani bahu’s fan pages shared the photos on the Facebook-owned social media platform.
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The Ambanis had recently hosted their own lavish Diwali party for the players of their IPL team, Mumbai Indias. During that party, Shloka had earned plaudits for her humility after she arrived at the Jio World Centre in Mumbai. This was because she had arrived for the function by carpooling with Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma.
Among other notable guests attending the Bachchans’ Diwali bash were Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli and Sagarika Ghatge and Zaheer Khan. Bipasha Basu, who too had attended the party, later shared a photo with the Bollywood megastar on Instagram.
Shloka and Akash got married in March this year with the who’s who from the world of business, entertainment, sports, corporate and politics attending the wedding function.
As for Radhika Merchant, she has been a childhood friend of Anant and both are reportedly set to marry. The Ambani family has, however, in the past denied media reports of the two being engaged even though Radhika has accompanied Nita Ambani to almost all important public functions.