Veteran actress Hema Malini‘s younger daughter, Ahana Deol, was in celebratory mode yesterday as her mother, sister and brother-in-law fussed over her at her pre-wedding mehndi ceremony.
Held at the Deol’s residence in Juhu in Mumbai, Ahana wore a vibrantly colourful lehenga-choli ensemble by Neeta Lulla while her husband-to-be, Vaibhav Vora, went for a dull gold kurta and white churidar.
Conspicuous by their absence however, were the bride’s half-brothers – Sunny and Bobby Deol. In fact, they didn’t attend Esha Deol’s wedding functions either. One reader even wrote in to say that she spotted Bobby Deol in London when Esha got married.
Patriarch Dharmendra was present through the festivities but remained inside the house and shied away from coming outside to pose with his family and daughter for the assembled media.
According to reports, Ahana and Vaibhav will get married at the ISKCON Temple in Mumbai on February 2nd, followed by a reception at a five star hotel. The wedding ceremony will be a mixture of Punjabi and South Indian Tamilian rituals (since Vabhav is a Punjabi and Hema Malini a Tamilian) and two different pandits will conduct the ceremony.
Post the Mumbai functions, the bridal couple will have another reception in Delhi for Vaibhav’s family and their friends. It will be held at his farmhouse at Palam, near the airport. In fact, Ahana will even shift to Delhi to live with him there.
Look out for photos from the wedding on Monday, 3rd February.
Pix: Viral Bhayani for MissMalini