Renowned fashion maestro Manish Malhotra recently hosted a grand and opulent Diwali celebration that, much like every year, drew a constellation of Bollywood’s most luminous stars. The elite event, held on Sunday evening at Malhotra’s residence in Mumbai, saw the Bollywood fraternity decked out in their resplendent festive best, adding to the glamour and glitz that has become synonymous with the designer’s annual Diwali soirée.
According to NDTV, The party witnessed the presence of a galaxy of celebrities, including the ever-graceful Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who radiated elegance in a stunning red sharara, capturing attention and admiration as she graced the occasion. Superstar Salman Khan, gearing up for the forthcoming release of Tiger 3 on November 12, exuded casual charm at the gala. While his close friend, designer-producer Gauri Khan, bedazzled in a mesmerizing white saree, her husband and Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan, unfortunately, did not attend the festivities.
Draped in traditional ensembles, several beloved couples of Bollywood added splendour to the event. Kiara Advani and Siddharth Malhotra, who recently tied the knot, made a striking appearance, with Kiara donning a resplendent mustard lehenga while her husband complemented her in an embroidered black kurta. Additionally, Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput graced the affair in shades of blue, emanating charm and camaraderie. Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal were also in attendance.
Other couples such as Ayushmann Khurrana with Tahira Kashyap, and Farhan Akhtar accompanied by Shibani Dandekar, lit up the evening with their presence. The ever-graceful Madhuri Dixit and her husband Dr. Shriram Nene further added to the allure with their coordinated outfits. The soiree also witnessed the presence of Bollywood’s freshest couple, Tamannaah and Vijay Varma.
A coterie of Bollywood’s leading stars, including Janhvi Kapoor, Ananya Panday, and Sara Ali Khan, heightened the glamour quotient of the celebration. Janhvi Kapoor, accompanied by her sister Anshula Kapoor, exuded charm, while Ananya Panday dazzled in a resplendent yellow lehenga, and Sara Ali Khan stole hearts in a radiant pink traditional ensemble. Bhumi Pednekar was a vision in velvet, while Kriti Sanon set the temperature soaring in a stunning blue saree.
A prevalent trend for the evening was the graceful saree, chosen by several young actors attending the festivity. Pooja Hegde, Navya Naveli Nanda, Sobhita Dhulipala, Sanya Malhotra, and Alaya F opted for the timeless elegance of the traditional drape.
The soiree was also attended by the enchanting mother-daughter duo Raveena Tandon and Rasha Thadani and the evergreen icon, Rekha. In addition to these stars, the male brigade, including stars Aditya Roy Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, and Ibrahim Ali Khan, son of Saif Ali Khan and brother of Sara Ali Khan, brought their unique charm to the gathering in traditional kurtas, exuding sophistication and style.
The star-studded event further witnessed the presence of Nushrratt Bharuccha, Sunny Singh, Sonali Bendre, Sakshi Dhoni, and a host of other notable personalities, adding to the effervescent spirit of the festivity. Manish Malhotra’s Diwali gala, an annual rendezvous of glitz and glamour, once again lived up to its reputation as a quintessential Bollywood affair.
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