No sign of that back brace! Hillary Clinton boogies with John Kerry and King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan at the star-studded $100million wedding of India’s richest heiress
- Billionaire heiress Isha Ambani, 27, will marry Anand Piramal, 33, Wednesday
- Her father Mukesh Ambani – India’s richest man – will host the wedding at home
- Guests have already enjoyed pre-wedding events including a Beyoncé concert
- Hillary Clinton tried her hand at Bollywood dancing at the pre-celebrations
- Dressed in Indian attire, the 71-year-old swung hips and threw arms in the air
Hillary Clinton tried her hand at Bollywood dancing last night at the wedding of India’s richest heiress.
The former first lady, who was seen wearing a back brace this summer, looked fit as a fiddle as she boogied with the king of Bollywood himself, Shah Rukh Khan.
Dressed in Indian attire, the 71-year-old swung her hips and threw her arms in the air with a beaming smile.
Mrs Clinton was joined by former Secretary of State John Kerry and a host of jubilant guests at the $100million bash in Mumbai.
The dancing was part of the lavish pre-celebrations for today’s wedding of 27-year-old Isha Ambani, the daughter of $42billion business mogul Mukesh Ambani, 61.
Party like it’s 2015: Dressed in Indian attire, the 71-year-old swung her hips and threw her arms in the air with a beaming smile
May 2018: Mrs Clinton wore what was believed to be a back brace with a strange protrusion coming from under her jacket which she wore in 80C New York heat
Anything for his little girl! Mukesh Ambani, 61, who has an estimated fortune of $41.5 billion (£33.1 billion), is decorating his towering 27-storey Mumbai home as he prepares to host the marriage of his daughter Isha Ambani, 27, tomorrow. Pictured, the father and daughter at Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ wedding on November 30
Yale graduate Miss Ambani is tying the knot with 33-year-old real estate mogul Anand Piramal, a childhood friend and the son of an $10billion businessman.
The two days of pre-wedding events were held in the northwestern city of Udaipur, Rajasthan, where VIPs including Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas gathered at a historic palace and five-star resorts for brunches, concerts and discos.
Some social media users questioned who Mr Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, has hired to perform on the wedding day itself, with one joking only a ‘resurrected John Lennon’ would be able to top Beyoncé.
The first hint of the nuptials’ lavishness was the elaborate embroidered and gold plated Dolce & Gabbana box guests received as invitations.
Indian actress Vidya Balan shared this snap of Clinton at one of the pre-wedding events
A street is lit-up outside the house of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday ahead of the wedding of his daughter Isha in Mumbai
A woman walks past an illuminated street outside the house of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani ahead of his daughter Isha’s wedding in Mumbai, India, Tuesday
Hillary Clinton at the pre-wedding celebrations with Beyonce’s mom Tina Knowles
Superstar entertainment: Guests were treated to a performance by Beyonce as part of the traditional musical night kicking off the days of celebration. The singer, who flew in especially for the event, was reportedly paid $6million (£4.8million) for a previous private concert. She shared the above snap to Instagram
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As per Indian tradition, the party kicked off with the Sangeet, which typically sees the bride, groom and their families come together to sing and dance in stage performances celebrating their unions
Each exquisite rose printed package contained a series of luxury cards which folded out to reveal details of the events that would be held across the five-day affair.
As per Indian tradition, the party kicked off with the Sangeet, which typically sees the bride, groom and their families come together to sing and dance in stage performances celebrating their unions.
But Mr Ambani, whose business interests cover oil, telecoms, chemicals, textiles, technology and food, did not hold back when it came to the entertainment for his little girl.
Beyoncé was flown in especially for the a 45-minute private concert, which saw her make several costume changes and sing hit songs Perfect and Crazy In Love.
Wedding venue: The Ambani family’s extraordinary 27-storey tower in Mumbai. The mogul has a staff of 600 to maintain the residence 24 hours a day
Decorations outside the home are pictured above on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s nuptials
Bigger than Beyoncé? Some social media users questioned who Mr Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, has hired to perform on the wedding day itself, with one joking only a ‘resurrected John Lennon’ would be able to top Beyoncé
The first hint of the nuptials’ lavishness was the elaborate embroidered and gold plated Dolce & Gabbana box guests received as invitations. Bollywood stars Karishma Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Kiara Aliaadvani are among the guests pictured above
Famous friends: Hillary Clinton, center, with bride Isha Ambani, left, and mother of the bride Nita on Sunday. Mrs Clinton reportedly stayed with the Ambani’s during a previous visit to Mumbai
Week-long party: Guests have already enjoyed a string of lavish events in the northwestern city of Udaipur, Rajasthan. Pictured, one garden party that took place in a five-star resort
No expense spared: Photos taken of the property today reveal how the entrance has been dressed in hundreds of fresh red roses and strings of twinkling fairy lights, pictured above
A worker decorates a tree outside Antilia, the house of the Chairman of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani
Impressive venue: Another evening soiree was held in the 18th century City Palace in Udaipur. Pictured, chefs man several buffets laid out for guests in the stunning open-air venue
All-day entertainment: A hot pink themed brunch was held at a separate hotel in the city
This snap of the festivities at the pre-wedding bash was shared to Instagram
Exquisite decoration: A huge vase made of blue and white flowers was put on display behind a beautifully decorated table at an afternoon tea to celebrate the high-end marriage
The pop star pocketed $6million for her last private gig back in 2014.
It is unlikely another musical act will perform on the day itself as this is usually reserved for the opening night’s festivities.
Bollywood superstars including Aishwarya Rai partied the night away as laser lights criss-crossed the sky. Among them were newlyweds Deepika Padukone, 32, and Ranveer Singh, 33, who married in Lake Como last month.
Sari, not sorry: R&B diva Beyoncé Knowles-Carter flaunted considerable cleavage in an opulent red dress designed by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla during her visit to India this weekend
Beyonce shared this photo to her Instagram account from her performance
Other reported VIP wedding guests included The Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington, 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch, BP Group CEO Bob Dudley, and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.
Mr Piramal and Yale graduate Miss Ambani selected the finest locations in Udaipur, known as the ‘city of lakes’, for the weekend, taking over the five-star Oberoi Udaivilas hotel and the 18th century City Palace for two night-time events.
The couple also hosted a poolside brunch at a second luxury hotel.
VIP guests: The bride’s father is India’s wealthiest man, the billionaire chairman of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani, right, with his wife Nita, left, and Hillary Clinton
Rich and powerful: Other reported VIP wedding guests included Arianna Huffington (pictured left and right on Saturday), James Murdoch, Bob Dudley, and Sachin Tendulkar
The wedding will be held at Antilla, the Mumbai apartment building which Mr Ambani built to serve as his family home.
The mogul has a staff of 600 to maintain the residence 24 hours a day.
Photos taken of the property on Tuesday reveal its already grand entrance has been dressed with hundreds of fresh red roses and strings of twinkling fairy lights – just a small hint of the extravagance that is sure to greet guests inside.
In April 2016, the bride-to-be Isha launched AJIO, an online fashion retailer, which is a subsidiary of her father’s company Reliance Retail.
In love with ‘us’: Newlywed Priyanka Chopra Jonas was also there with her husband Nick Jonas, and she Insta-storied their place setting cards on Saturday
Priyanka and Nick are seen above during their own lavish celebrations. Their cake was part of the reception following a Christian marriage service officiated by Nick’s pastor dad. That was followed the next day by a traditional Hindu wedding
Bollywood royalty: Among them were newlyweds Deepika Padukone, 32, and Ranveer Singh, 33, left, who married in Lake Como last month
Her soon-to-be husband Arnand is listed as an executive director of Piramal Group, a conglomerate with interests in pharmaceutical, financial services, real estate, healthcare analytics and glass packaging.
He is also the founder of Piramal Realty, which he set up in 2012, the real estate development arm of Piramal Group.
The businessman majored in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Arnand’s father Ajay Piramal is an Indian billionaire industrialist, and the chairman of the Piramal Group
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