Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli hosted their final wedding function – the much-awaited reception at Mumbai’s St. Regis – on Tuesday night. Virushka’s Mumbai reception had an impressive line-up of guests and was attended by the bigwigs of the cricket world as well as Bollywood A-listers.From the Bachchans and Shah Rukh Khan to Kangana Ranaut and Katrina Kaif, all were there. Soon after guests started arriving, Virat and Anushka made a stunning appearance in Sabyasachi and Raghavendra Rathore outfits and sent the paparazzi in a tizzy. Anushka looked resplendent in a sequinned smokey grey lehenga while Virat complimented her in an indigo velvet bandhgala and silk pants. Anushka accessorized with exclusive hand-crafted jewellery, also designed by Sabyasachi – a brilliant neck-piece with rose cut diamonds, solitaires, briolettes and Japanese baroque pearls to go with one-piece stud earrings. Virat’s accessories included hand crafted vintage gold buttons.
The lavish Mumbai reception is the second part of the post-wedding festivities after Virushka had a big fat Punjabi reception in New Delhi’s Taj Diplomatic Enclave last week. The actress and the cricketer had a fairytale wedding in a faraway destination – they married at a heritage resort in the Italian countryside of Tuscany on December 11 with just close friends and family in tow. But the one in Mumbai was primarily for Anushka’s friends and colleagues.
The cricket corner was headlined by Sachin Tendulkar and his family – daughter Sara and wife Anjali, and also Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who came with wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva. More of Virat and Anushka’s cricketer friends included Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Anil Kumble and Virender Sehwag. Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh dropped in together and another newly-married couple – Sagarika Ghatge and Zaheer Khan – were also part of the festivities.
After wrapping their wedding festivities done, the newly-married couple will fly off to destination South Africa, where Virat will stay on for an upcoming series. Anushka is scheduled to touch base in Mumbai after New Year celebrations, where she will resume her pending work commitments – a film with Aanand L Rai, YRF’s Sui Dhaaga and the promotions of Pari.