Even as the who's who of the film fraternity came together at the wedding of veteran Bollywood actors Hema Malini and Dharmendra's younger daughter Ahana, the bride's
half brothers Sunny and Bobby were conspicuous by their absence at the celebrations.
Ahana got married to Delhi-based businessman Vaibhav Vora in a part-South Indian, part-Punjabi ceremony at a five star hotel here yesterday. The wedding was preceded by an intimate 'mehndi' and 'sangeet' function.
Bollywood A-listers including superstar Shah Rukh Khan, the Bachchans -- Amitabh, Jaya, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek -- Rekha, Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Jeetendra, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Juhi Chawla with husband Jay Mehta, Sonakshi Sinha with her mother Poonam, Dia Mirza, Sahil Sangha and Asha Bhosale among others were present to bless the newly wed couple.
However, Deol sons Sunny and Bobby skipped the wedding celebrations. They were absent even at Esha's wedding in 2012.
But Dharmendra's nephew actor Abhay Deol was present on the occasion.
Ahana and Vaibhav met at the wedding of elder sister Esha and Mumbai-based businessman Bharat Takhtani two years ago and got engaged in June 2013.
The function began after groom Vaibhav arrived in an elaborately decorated horse carriage, and the wedding procession proceeded to ITC Maratha for 'pheras'. The reception was hosted at the same hotel.
This is first big Bollywood wedding of the year and it was attended by business biggies and politicians including Anil Ambani, who was accompanied by mother Kokilaben and wife Tina. Yoga guru Baba Ramdev was also present on this occasion.
Politician Amar Singh, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray with wife Rashmi also attended the wedding reception.