By Baiju NT | Galatta | 12:00 AM
Shilpa Shetty is Mrs. Raj Kundra now
Leading Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, who has a considerable presence in South Indian films too, has tied the knot�with London-based businessman Raj Kundra in a close-knit family affair in Khandala (Maharashtra) on Sunday.
Clad in a red sari (designed by Tarun Tahiliani) and flaunting diamonds and emeralds, the 34-year-old actress exchanged vows with Kundra as per the Bunt tradition, the Mangalorean community that the Shettys belong to.
The groom�sported a maroon sherwani with golden embroidery and a turban with his face veiled by a sehra (string of pearls). He was also holding a sword in his hand, as per Indian tradition. Kundra left Amrit Villa, located about five minutes away from Bawa Villa, where the wedding was held, in a two-horse chariot. Sunday’s wedding was the climax of the two-day festivities that included a sangeet ceremony on Saturday night.
Expected at the marriage were celebrities like the Bachchan family, Shahrukh Khan and family, the Kapoors, Rekha, Farah Khan, Salman Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Karan Johar, the Deols and Sushmita Sen. However, only actors Rohit Roy, Jackky Bhagnani and Tahiliani were noticed prominently on the occasion.
The marriage rumours started early this year and had been steadily gaining momentum even though Shilpa denied it officially before getting engaged to Kundra late in October. Shilpa met Raj after her win on the British reality show “Big Brother” in 2007.