The much-in-love couple had a gala time with their friends from the industry at the pre-wedding function
Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’souza, who will get married on Friday, organised a sangeet ceremony yesterday (January 31) at a Bandra hotel for their friends from the industry. Karan Johar had even directed a special performance starring Jackky Bhagnani and Riteish’s brother Dheeraj just for the occasion. Accompanied by Shahrukh Khan’s voiceover, the two did an admirable job with the skit and songs, we hear. Aftab Shivdasani and Ashish Chaudhry performed to Ek kunwara phir gaya maara from Masti. Very appropriate for the occasion, but we just hope Riteish and Genelia had the sense of humour to appreciate it.
The couple kept the media strictly away from the actual ceremony but unlike certain others we know, they took the time out to pose happily for shutterbugs in their resplendent outfits. Hope they do that again after the wedding! Anyway, Genelia looked gorgeous in her white-and-pink lehenga while Riteish looked his best in a blue sherwani. They were not the only natty dressers, though. Abhishek Bachchan wore a white kurta with golden embroidery while Karan, also in white pyjama kurta, combined it with a long dupatta. The guest list didn’t end there. In fact, it consisted of the who’s who of Bollywood – Rishi and Neetu Kapoor, Gauri Khan, Sanjay and Maanayata Dutt, Shamita Shetty, Sameera Reddy, Diya Mirza, Sohail Khan, Karan Johar, Suneil and Mana Shetty, Jackie Shroff, Asin… whew! It sure was a power-packed sangeet.