A Starry Affair At Asad-Anam's Reception: Farah Khan, GVK Boss, Former Cricketers Join Azhar, Sania Mirza
Former Team India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin's son Asad and Sania Mirza's sister Anam tied the knot in a lavish, traditional ceremony in Hyderabad.
The families celebrated the couple's union with festivities spread across days, culminating in a grand reception in the city.
In Pic (clockwise from left): Anam and Asad at their reception; GV Krishna Reddy and Indira Reddy; Sania Mirza with Azharuddin; Farah Khan and singer Neeti Mohan.
All In A Frame
The reception, held on Thursday in Hyderabad, was a lavish affair. Among guests at the do was Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, who posed with the newlyweds and their families.
Former model-actress Sangeeta Bijlani, who opted for a blue lehenga for the occasion, was also spotted in the frame alongside ex-husband Azharuddin.
The newlyweds forgo traditional outfits for the reception, with Asad looking dapper in a black tuxedo and his stylist-wife shimmering in a champagne-coloured gown.
Tennis ace Sania Mirza opted for a burgundy lehenga for her sister's reception.
The couple of the hour, Anam and Asad, cut a 5-tier cake at the reception. They were joined by Anam's father Imran Mirza.
Tennis champion Sania Mirza's and former Pak cricketer Shoab Malik's son Izhaan was an adorable sight in a blue blazer at the reception. Malik was absent from the wedding festivities of his sister-in-law.
The Bollywood Factor
Director-choreographer Farah Khan Kunder flew down to Hyderabad to attend Anam's reception. The 54-year-old mother-of-three is close friends with Sania Mirza, and the duo are often spotted together. The 'Main Hoon Na' maker opted for a red and gold outfit for the occasion, and posed with the bride.
A Starry Night
Krishna R Bhupal (l), Director, GVK Power & Infrastructure Limited, along with wife Dia Mehhta Bhupal, who dazzled in a black saree, were among the guests at the reception. The grandson of GVK Reddy, Bhupal holds a finance and accounting degree from Villanova University, Philadelphia, while Dia (2nd l) is an alumna of the Parsons School of Design in New York.
Also in attendance were actor Ram Charan and wife Upasana Kamineni Konidela, Vice Chairperson, Apollo Foundation.
The power couples posed with Sania Mirza at the reception.
A Family Affair
GVK Founder and Chairman GV Krishna Reddy posed with wife Indira and daughter Shalini Bhupal (c) at the reception.
Indira Reddy opted for a red silk saree for the occasion, while Bhupal was dressed in white. The mother and daughter both completed their looks with pearl neckpieces.
Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal arrived with dad Harvir for the reception. Nehwal opted for an ensemble by designer-duo Shyamal & Bhumika that she paired with diamonds and rubies.
Also giving her company at the function was star coach Pullela Gopichand who was accompanied by wife Lakshmi.
It was a reunion of sorts for former teammates Mohammad Kaif (c), Irfan Pathan (r) and VVS Laxman at the reception. While Kaif was accompanied by wife Pooja, Pathan - dressed in a pink blazer, and Laxman - in an all-black three-piece suit, attended the function by themselves.
Producer Boney Kapoor was clicked with former Miss India Ishika Taneja at the reception. Also in attendance was former actress and 'Bigg Boss 2' contestant Monica Bedi (r), who opted for a champagne-coloured net saree and competed her look with a diamond neckpiece.
For Old Times' Sake
Former cricketer Syed Kirmani also attended the reception to bless the newlyweds, and congratulate his once-teammate Azharuddin.
Actor Aashish Chaudhary and wife Samita Bangargi also attended the reception and posed with the happy couple.
Sania Mirza played the role of a bridesmaid to perfection, always by her sister's side. From their Paris trip to celebrate Anam's bachelorette to throwing a bridal shower for her in the city, and playing host at her wedding functions.
In Pic: Mirza posted a picture with the newlyweds on Instagram, welcoming Asad to the family with the caption.
Pretty In Pink
Singer Neeti Mohan, who wed Nihaar Pandya at the Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad earlier this year, also attended the wedding. The 40-year-old looked stunning in a pink saree by Āroka.
The couple posed with pictures with the newlyweds, as well as former cricketer and the groom's father, Azharuddin.
Pandya also posted a picture with Mirza and Farah Khan Kunder from the nikaah.
A Lot Like Love
Anam Mirza, a stylist by profession and founder of The Label Bazaar, turned bride in a lilac and gold outfit.
Asad complemented his wife in a beige and gold sherwani for their big day. He completed his look with a turban in the same shade.
After saying 'I do', the newlyweds took to social media to share their first picture as a married couple.
Former model-actress and Azharuddin's ex-wife Sangeeta Bijlani opted for a green salwar-kameez by designer Anita Dongre for the wedding. The 59-year-old completed her look with diamond earrings, with a ruby embedded.
She posed with the newlyweds and posted a picture on Instagram, wishing her 'beautiful ones' love and happiness.
Tennis ace Sania Mirza opted for a royal green silk sharara from Raw Mango for her sister's nikaah. With her hair in a bun and smoky eyes, she accessories her outfit with a heavy polki choker paired with a longer neckpiece.