New Delhi: It was a starry, starry night in Mumbai on Tuesday at a grand wedding reception for Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja. The guest list was a veritable who's who of Bollywood and a crowd of A-listers were pictured at The Leela hotel, where the reception was being held. Invitees included Shah Rukh Khan with wife Gauri, Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor - yes, they came together - Kareena and Karisma Kapoor with Saif Ali Khan, Kajol, Kangana Ranaut, Rekha, Rani Mukerji, Shahid Kapoor and wife Mira, Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan, Shilpa Shetty, Swara Bhasker, Madhuri Dixit, Vidya Balan with Siddharth Roy Kapur, designer Masaba Gupta, Rishi Kapoor with wife Neetu, Jackie Shroff, Shatrughan Sinha. Oh, and the Ambanis - Mukesh and Nita Ambani attended with son Akash and his fiancee Shloka Mehta; Tina Ambani came on her own. Phew.
- Katrina Kaif, Akshay and Twinkle Khanna, Alia Bhatt were also there
- Mukesh and Nita Ambani attended with son Akash and his fiance Shloka
- Kareena (in gold Manish Malhotra), Karisma and Saif put up a united front
Now for pictures. Here are SRK and Gauri, and Akshay and Twinkle - Sonam's last film appearance was in PadMan which Akshay starred in and Twinkle produced.
Aishwarya, who missed the wedding ceremony, showed up on the arm of husband Abhishek, with whom Sonam co-starred in films such as Delhi-6.
Katrina Kaif, stunning in a red Manish Malhotra creation, was accompanied by sister Isabelle.
Brahmastra co-stars Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor were pictured together, looking very couple-y as the Internet will no doubt comment on. Ranbir and Sonam made their debuts together in Saawariya.
As per usual, Kareena (in gold Manish Malhotra), Karisma and Saif put up a united front.
Plainly, an invite to the wedding reception of someone as stylish as Sonam Kapoor brings with it fashion pressure of a sort - Rekha showed up in one of her famous kanjeevarams, except that she wore it in an avant-garde drape that we never would have thought to see her in.
Kangana, one of the first guests pictured at The Leela, was dressed in a stunning rose and gold saree (reportedly a gift from sister Rangoli, not on loan for the evening from a designer), standing out in a sea of designer lehengas. She wore pearls and rubies at her throat and in her ears.
Kajol looked very glamorous in a Manish Malhotra outfit.
Rani Mukerji wore a beaded lehenga in pale gold and maroon by favourite designer Sabyasachi.
Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput, who is pregnant with the couple's second child, made a lovely picture.
Shilpa Shetty, wearing a Tarun Tahiliani outfit, was escorted by husband Raj Kundra.
Madhuri Dixit, who co-starred with Anil Kapoor in films such as Tezaab and Beta, was pretty in pink.
Vidya Balan's white and gold saree was draped in a reassuringly traditional manner - no surprises there.
Swara Bhasker, who co-stars with Sonam in upcoming film Veere Di Wedding, wore a striking black and gold ensemble by Abu-Sandeep.
Rishi and Neetu Kapoor, wearing a gold outfit, were pictured minus son Ranbir - Sonam and Ranbir made their debuts together in Saawariya.
Jackie Shroff escorted wife Ayesha to the wedding, Shatrughan Sinha came with his wife Poonam.
Juhi Chawla, also wearing Sabyasachi, and husband Jai Mehta were photographed with director Rajkumar Santoshi and his wife Manila.
The Ambanis were there - Mukesh, Nita, Tina, Akash and soon-to-be Ambani Shloka Mehta.
Masaba Gupta, wearing a saree of her own designs, was accompanied by husband Madhu Mantena.
Aamir Khan, who was at the wedding, appeared to have skipped the reception. He was represented by wife Kiran Rao and son Junaid.
Karan Johar, wearing a heavily embellished outfit, came with his mother Hiroo Johar.
Sonam Kapoor, in a grey and gold Anamika Khanna lehenga, and Anand Ahuja, wearing sneakers with his sherwani, posed for pictures at the reception.
Family members photographed included father of the bride Anil Kapoor, uncle Sanjay and aunt and cousin Maheep and Shanaya Kapoor.
Here are more pictures of the celebrity guests.
Sonam Kapoor - Kapoor Ahuja, we should say - and Anand Ahuja married in an anand karaj, the traditional Sikh ceremony, on Tuesday morning. Guests at the wedding included the Bachchans, Aamir Khan, Kareena, Karisma and Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Ranveer Singh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Swara Bhasker and several other Bollywood A-listers.
The pre-wedding ceremonies included two mehendis - family and close friends only were invited to the first, celebs like Katrina Kaif and Shilpa Shetty were at the second.
Congratulations, Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja.