Day 2 of Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant’s Pre-wedding Bash: ‘A Walk on the Wildside’ And ‘Mela Rouge’ Await Guests – News18

Last Updated: March 02, 2024, 08:00 IST

Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant. (File image/PTI)

The three-day gala event got underway in Gujarat’s Jamnagar city on March 1, as big names from the worlds of business, politics, entertainment, and sports from India and around the globe reached the venue. All three nights of celebrations will be themed and Day 1 was called ‘An Evening in Everland’

Anant Ambani, 28, the youngest son of chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Limited Mukesh Ambani, one of the world’s richest men, and his wife Nita Ambani, is set to wed Radhika Merchant, 29, the daughter of industrialist Viren Merchant and his wife Shaila Merchant. While the wedding will be held later this year, a three-day gala pre-wedding bash got underway in Gujarat’s Jamnagar city on March 1, as big names from the worlds of business, politics, entertainment, and sports from India and around the globe reached the venue.

All three nights of celebrations will be themed. Day 1 was called An Evening in Everland, with the dress code listed as “elegant cocktail”.

Now, Day 2 will host A Walk on the Wildside with “jungle fever” the suggested dress code.

It is set to be held outdoors in the Ambanis’ animal rescue centre in Jamnagar, and guests are advised to wear comfortable shoes and clothing for this event.

Invitees will then swap their safari-themed outfits for more elegant ones for Mela Rouge.

The dress code for this is “dazzling desi romance”, suggesting glamorous traditional South Asian attires for all.

Among those attending the event are Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Morgan Stanley CEO Ted Pick, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Disney CEO Bob Iger, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, Adnoc CEO Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, and EL Rothschild chair Lynn Forester de Rothschild, reports say. ⁠Celebrities from the worlds of entertainment and sports like Rihanna, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Dwayne Bravo, etc, are also among the guests.

It’s the single biggest gathering of VIPs in India outside the G20 meet and a testament to Mukesh Ambani’s global stature and influence. Insiders say the fact that so many VVIPs will spend three days in Jamnagar is a big deal.

The guest list includes heads of state, former heads of state, besides the biggest names from the world of global business, many of whom are not really RIL’s business partners.