No helicopters, slashed guest list: Auli wedding of Gupta businessmen's sons being closely monitored after HC orders

The Rs 200 crore wedding kicked a row after activists raised ecological concerns over the choice of the venue.

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Kritika Singhal (R), daughter of diamond merchant Suresh Singhal, and Suryakant (L), son of industrialist Ajay Gupta, got married in Auli on June 20.
DEHRADUN: As the wedding functions of the controversial Gupta brothers' two sons began in the ski resort of Auli, authorities on Thursday said the events are being held in full compliance with the Uttarakhand High Court's orders.

"All the events are being held in full compliance with the High Court's orders and monitoring by officials of various departments," said a top Chamoli district official.

The high court on Tuesday had ordered close monitoring of the high-profile weddings in the wake of ecological concerns mainly due to the close proximity of Auli to alpine meadows.


Under the strict orders of the Uttarakhand High Court, a group of 13 officials are monitoring the functions and also videographing events at Auli.

Ajay Gupta's son Suryakant gets married on June 18-20, his younger brother Atul Gupta's son Shashank will take the 'lavan-phere' on June 20-22.
Ajay Gupta's son Suryakant gets married on June 18-20, his younger brother Atul Gupta's son Shashank will take the 'lavan-phere' on June 20-22.

"Since yesterday (Wednesday) we have not seen anything unusual," said Vaibhav Gupta, Joshimath Sub-Division Magistrate (SDM).

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All the 13 officials are from different government departments which include forests, state pollution control board, Chamoli district administration, Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan, Revenue, Public Works Department and others.

Helicopters are not being allowed to land at Auli, civil aviation officials said. The choppers carrying guests are now landing at Ravigram near Joshimath helipad from where they are being ferried to the marriage site by road.

As per the High Court's orders, only 150 guests are allowed in the function. Governor Baby Rani Maurya is also expected to join the marriage ceremony on Thursday.

In view of the controversy, some Bollywood stars expected to attend earlier may now distance themselves from the wedding.

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Auli - situated at an altitude of 2,505 metres, in close proximity to the snow-covered Himalayan peaks such as Nanda Devi, Mana Parvat and Kamat - is a fragile ecology, blanketed with thick snow for most parts of the year.​
According to Vashishtha, Auli - situated at an altitude of 2,505 metres, in close proximity to the snow-covered Himalayan peaks such as Nanda Devi, Mana Parvat and Kamat - is a fragile ecology, blanketed with thick snow for most parts of the year.

But despite strongly defending the marriages to be held from June 19-22, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat is also in a dilemma on attending the weddings.

Despite the High Court's concerns, Rawat on Tuesday had defended the marriages in Auli saying such concerns were not justifiable. During the investors summit last year, the Chief Minister said the state government had itself called for developing wedding destinations in the hill state.
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"The environmental issues concerning Auli are not justifiable as it is not an alpine meadow," he had said adding that Auli is simply a tourist place where there are hotels of the Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) and others.

"This should be seen as an investment opportunity and as an exercise to promote Uttarakhand as a wedding destination," Rawat had said.

Isha-Anand Udaipur Bash: Akash-Shloka Dazzle; Nita Bonds With Beyonce's Mum, Ambanis & Piramals Shake A Leg
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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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