- Ritesh Sidhwani hosted a star-studded party for Farhan and Shibani
- Farhan and Shibani got married on February 19th
- The party was attended by Deepika, Suhana, Kareena Kapoor and others
Shibani Dandekar and Farhan Akhtar’s wedding celebrations seem to be one long party. It continued Thursday night at the home of Farhan’s Excel Entertainment co-founder Ritesh Sidhwani, who was one of Farhan’s groomsmen at last Saturday’s ceremony where the couple tied the knot at the Akhtar family estate in Khandala. The guest list at the celebrations so far – mehendi, the Khandala wedding, a civil ceremony in Mumbai and an after-party – has been limited to Shibani and Farhan’s family and close friends. In contrast, last night’s party was of the most starry variety – Deepika Padukone, Aryan and Suhana Khan, Kareena and Karisma Kapoor with best friends Malaika and Amrita Arora, Ananya Panday and Shanaya Kapoor with their families and many other celebrities were at Ritesh Sidhwani photographed at home – Dress code was party attire, not wedding attire.
First, the newlyweds – Shibani Dandekar, stunning in a light blue outfit, and Farhan Akhtar posed together:
Deepika Padukone was sensational in a fitted black dress, we can’t imagine looking so fabulous on anyone else:
Aryan Khan and sister Suhana attended the party along with their mother Gauri Khan. Suhana looked stunning in a strapless black dress.
Bollywood’s most famous BFFs made a grand entrance together – sisters Kareena and Karisma Kapoor were forever best friends with Malaika Arora and her sister Amrita. Amrita Arora, a close friend of Shibani Dandekar, attended Mehendi and Khandala’s wedding.
Aamir Khan and daughter Ira were clicked as they entered the venue – Aamir starred in Excel Entertainment’s first-ever production Dil Chahta Hai; He later voiced Pluto the dog Dil Dhadakne Thu :
Suhana’s best friends Ananya Panday and Shanaya Kapoor were also at the party, Ananya in an LBD and Shanaya in a fabulous neon dress:
Ananya’s alleged boyfriend Ishaan Khatter was pictured alone – unlike other recent events where he has accompanied the actress – as was Malaika’s boyfriend Arjun Kapoor (perhaps he didn’t want to disturb the group photo of Kareena, Karisma, Malaika and Amrita):
Ananya and Shanaya came with their families – Chunky Panday accompanied Mrs. Bhavana and her friend Seema Khan; Sanjay Kapoor was joined by Maheep and son Jahan – Maheep, Seema and Bhavana star in the show Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives with her fourth boyfriend, Neelam Soni.
Rhea Chakraborty, who attended all the wedding celebrations, caused a stir at the party in an orange dress and the bride’s sister, Anusha Dandekar, posed in a stunning black dress:
The couples’ corner – Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza made a lovely couple, as did Arjun Rampal and his partner Gabriella Demetriades:
Also pictured were Tara Sutaria and Aadar Jain – Aadar, Kareena and Karisma’s cousin, and Tara have been dating for a while:
Farhan’s family were at the party – Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi posed for the paparazzi and sister Zoya Akhtar seemed in a hurry. Farhan’s cousin Farah Khan posed with Anil Kapoor’s son HaarshVardhan:
Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar went public as a couple in 2018. They were recently married in two ceremonies – first an exchange of vows in Khandala and then a registered marriage in Mumbai. The celebrations were preceded by a mehendi, and after the marriage was registered, there was an after-party. Zoya Akhtar also hosted a dinner for the newlyweds and their guests.