Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Big B bungalows all decked up

All four Bachchan bungalows situated within a few kilometres in Juhu have been decked up, drawing the attention of the general public to the big fat Bollywood wedding on April 20.
Preparations are on in full swing at Amitabh Bachchan's Mumbai residence, JalsaThe four houses - 'Janak', 'Jalsa', 'Prateeksha' and 'Ammu' — have been done up. Although Amitabh Bachchan has termed it a small and private affair, all the rituals leading up to a Hindu wedding are taking place at Bachchan's residence at Jalsa.

Celebrations have already begun with the bachelor's party on Tuesday apparently hosted by Sikander Kher, actor and childhood friend of Abhishek. Abhishek's friends will be performing special dance numbers at the party.

According to a source close to the family,"Each one of them will be doing a different song and all of them have been rehearsing for the same every night for the last ten days. The performers include Rohan Sippy, Apoorva Lakhia, Chirag Doshi, Sanjay Dutt, and Sikander Kher."

Most of the invitees for the wedding have also been invited for the Sangeet Ceremony on April 18. The function will begin at about 7.30 pm at Jalsa and will go on till the wee hours of April 19. It is expected to be nothing short of a sangeet ceremony out of a Yash Chopra film.
Both bride and bridegroom will be performing film songs like Kajra Re from Bunty Aur Babli and Balle Balle from Bride And Prejudice for which the couple has been rehearsing every day.
But one of Bollywood's best dancers Hrithik Roshan, who starred with the duo in Dhoom 2, has not been invited. Neither has his family. Contrary to media reports, Hrithik who stays about 10 metres away from Prateeksha will not be there. Rakesh Roshan, father of Hrithik, said,"The reports about Hrithik performing at the function are not true. We are not invited but we wish them a happy married life."

The guestlist, however, does include Yash Chopra and family, Karan Johar, Hiroo Johar, Anupam Kher, Kiron Kher, Sikander Kher, Apoorva Lakhia, Chirag Doshi, Preity Zinta, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Romesh Sharma, Danny Denzongpa, Sanjay Dutt, Suniel Shetty, and Ram Gopal Verma to name a few.

Those left out are Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Rekha and Rani Mukherjee. K M Birla, Narayan Murthy, Azim Premji, Anil and Tina Ambani, Mulayam Singh and his son Akhilesh are also expected.

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