The Congress president was unable to make it to Esha and Bharat’s wedding held on June 29, 2012
Hema Malini had invited Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi for her daughter Esha Deol’s wedding with Bharat Takhtani. She says that now the newly wed couple at her (Sonia Gandhi) residence.“We had invited PM and Sonia Gandhi for the wedding. They couldn’t come for security reasons. If it would have been in Delhi, they would have made it. It’s a sweet gesture from Sonia Gandhi to send an invite for Esha and Bharat whenever they are in Delhi, they should go to her place for lunch or dinner,” said the Bollywood’s Dream Girl, a member of Bharatiya Janata Party, who was a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha in 2003-2009.
Esha and Bharat had a traditional south Indian wedding at Iskcon Temple in Juhu Friday (June 29), which saw Bollywood big wigs like Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek, Rani Mukerji, Ramesh Sippy and top notch Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders attending the ceremony. From Raj Purohit, Mumbai chief of the BJP, to party president Nitin Gadkari to national vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi – all were seen there.
The wedding reception Saturday saw political figures like Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray attending. Bollywood celebrities Jeetendra, his son Tusshar Kapoor, Kajol, Fardeen Khan and Vidya Balan also came for the reception to wish the newly wed couple.