Ahead of Akash-Shloka's wedding, Ambanis begin week-long 'Anna Seva', inaugurate Dhirubhai Square

The Ambanis and Mehtas fed 2000 children as part of the 'Anna Seva'.

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Nita Ambani inaugurated the Dhirubhai Ambani Square at Jio World Centre in BKC.
The ongoing celebrations ahead of RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani's son Akash's wedding to Shloka Mehta have been the talk of the town, or rather country ever since they began last month.

After a dandiya night in Mumbai, a three-day Winter Wonderland extravaganza in St. Moritz, a Harry Potter-themed bash, a musical night (that reportedly saw Shreya Ghosal perform for 1600 guests) and a puja on the occasion of Shivratri in the Maximum City, the families are now gearing up for the big day with an 'Anna Seva'.




As part of the week-long 'Anna Seva', the Ambanis and Mehtas served dinner to 2000 children. The Anna Seva will continue till March 13 in all the orphanages and old age homes in the city. As part of the programme, the Ambanis will supply groceries to all the orphanages and old age homes in the city for a year.

The 'Anna Seva' has become a sort of tradition for the family, who also conducted one in Udaipur in December before daughter Isha's wedding to Piramal scion Anand.

Prior to beginning the 'Anna Seva', Nita Ambani also inaugurated the Dhirubhai Ambani Square at Jio World Centre in Bandra in front of 2000 underpriviliged children from NGOs supported by the Reliance Foundation. The evening also saw a Musical Fountain programme to the rendition of ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Jai Ho’.
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Nita Ambani inaugurated the Dhirubhai Ambani Square at Jio World Centre in Bandra in front of 2000 underprivileged children from the city's NGOs.

Talking about the future of the Dhirubhai Ambani Square, Nita Ambani said, “We are delighted to be able to share our joy with, and receive the blessings of, thousands of children and senior citizens from across the city.

"The special musical fountain programme at the Dhirubhai Ambani Square is a dedication to the vibrant spirit of Mumbai and we look forward to presenting several shows post the wedding to the people who make us proud every day - our police, our military and para-military forces, our firemen, our BMC workers, and many others who keep this great city safe and going 24x7.”

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Mukesh and Nita Ambani at Dhirubhai Square.

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Meanwhile, the Ambanis' residence, and the road leading to it, has been decked up with flowers and strings of lights.


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A 'Mala and Mehendi' function has been planned for tomorrow at the Dome, NSCI in Worli.

The son of the world's 8th richest man will tie the knot with diamantaire Russell Mehta's daughter on Saturday at the Jio World Centre, Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC). The wedding will be followed by a Mangal Parv celebration at the same venue the following day, and a reception on March 11.

According to reports, Grammy-winning band 'Maroon 5' is likely to have their debut performance in India at one of the functions. The couple's Swiss bash saw performances by 'Coldplay's' Chris Martin and 'The Chainsmokers'. And last December, Beyonce made her debut in India at Ambani heiress Isha's pre-wedding bash in Udaipur.

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Isha Ambani & Anand Piramal's lavish pre-wedding celebration during the weekend in Udaipur was nothing less than a dream.


The Ambanis and Piramals hosted a grand two-day event at The Oberoi Udaivilas in the city of lakes.


Many top industrialists, politicians, sports personalities and Bollywood stars arrived in the city to be a part of the high-profile function.


Here's a look at who all headlined the event.

Isha Ambani & Anand Piramal's lavish pre-wedding celebration during the weekend in Udaipur was nothing less than a dream.The Ambanis and Piramals hosted a grand two-day event at The Oberoi Udaivilas ..
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The bride Isha Ambani (C) walks in with father Mukesh Ambani (L) and soon-to-be husband Anand Piramal.

Ambani was twinning with his daughter in a pink kurta.

The bride looked dazzling in a glittering white and pink lehenga, while the groom opted for a shimmering beige kurta-chudidaar.
The bride Isha Ambani (C) walks in with father Mukesh Ambani (L) and soon-to-be husband Anand Piramal. Ambani was twinning with his daughter in a pink kurta. The bride looked dazzling in a glitter..
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Isha Ambani & Anand Piramal performed on a special song for their pre-wedding weekend bash. The groom expressed his love to Isha and lifted her in his arms at the end of the performance.
Isha Ambani & Anand Piramal performed on a special song for their pre-wedding weekend bash. The groom expressed his love to Isha and lifted her in his arms at the end of the performance.
Mukesh Ambani's elder son Akash and his soon-to-be wife Shloka Mehta walked hand-in-hand during Isha-Anand's Sangeet function. While Isha's twin brother looked dapper in a bandhgala, Mehta opted for a peach, embellished lehenga.
Mukesh Ambani's elder son Akash and his soon-to-be wife Shloka Mehta walked hand-in-hand during Isha-Anand's Sangeet function. While Isha's twin brother looked dapper in a bandhgala, Mehta opted for ..
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Beyoncé proved she is the true queen at Isha-Anand's pre-wedding bash in Udaipur. She set the stage on fire and left the guests cheering with her powerful performances.
Beyoncé proved she is the true queen at Isha-Anand's pre-wedding bash in Udaipur. She set the stage on fire and left the guests cheering with her powerful performances.

The mother of the bride, Nita Ambani, prepared a special performance for the Sangeet night. She opted for an ivory saree with floral prints and an embellished border.

The mother of the bride, Nita Ambani, prepared a special performance for the Sangeet night. She opted for an ivory saree with floral prints and an embellished border.
The Ambanis and Piramals shook a leg on various songs, along with the stars. Mum Nita Ambani also dedicated a special dance performance suring the Maha Aarti on Saturday.
The Ambanis and Piramals shook a leg on various songs, along with the stars. Mum Nita Ambani also dedicated a special dance performance suring the Maha Aarti on Saturday.
Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Irani, who arrived Udaipur on Saturday, posted an Insta Story from the pre-wedding bash. She wore a silk red and black saree with gold zari, and completed her look with red lipstick.

In another post, make-up artist Mickey Contractor shared an image with 'inspirational' Rekha. Both were twinning in black for the function.
Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Irani, who arrived Udaipur on Saturday, posted an Insta Story from the pre-wedding bash. She wore a silk red and black saree with gold zari, and completed her look ..
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Isha, Akash and Mukesh Ambani greet the Piramals right before the Sangeet function. Karan Johar was also seen on the stage, but it is still not known if he played MC for the function.
Isha, Akash and Mukesh Ambani greet the Piramals right before the Sangeet function. Karan Johar was also seen on the stage, but it is still not known if he played MC for the function.

Anil Ambani, who is also Isha's paternal uncle, attended the grand celebration with wife Tina Ambani. While Anil wore a simple white kurta-pyjama, his actress-wife wore a red lehenga with intricate embroidery and mirror-embellishments.

Anil Ambani, who is also Isha's paternal uncle, attended the grand celebration with wife Tina Ambani. While Anil wore a simple white kurta-pyjama, his actress-wife wore a red lehenga with intricate e..
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Childhood friends Akash and Shloka attended Dhirubhai Ambani School together. The Brown University alumnus proposed to Shloka in March last year, and the couple celebrated the new beginning surrounded by close family and friends in Goa. This was followed by a star-studded engagement for the couple at the Ambanis' Mumbai residence in June.


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