Goa gears up for Lara-Mahesh wedding

Panaji, Feb 19 (IBNS) The 36-year-old tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati and 32-year-old Bollywood actress Lara Dutta will tie knot in a formal church wedding on Saturday, after a star-studded sangeet ceremony held at Club Fresh on the Candolim beach on Friday.

The couple, who legally registered their marriage in a Mumbai Court on February 17, has organized a grand reception at a five-start resort near Sinquerim beach with approximately 200 invitees.

The lounge-club was decked up in white keeping in tune with the theme for the sangeet ceremony.

The entry into the sangeet venue was strictly invite-based.  Volley of camera and photo journalists had planted themselves outside the venue but failed to catch proper glimpse of the event.

Sources close to the couple said that live music was played by a dholak party brought from Mumbai. Live performances by acrobatic group Lucien Dossier from California was also a part of the entertainment line up.

Renowned DJ Whosane and Lucent Dossier’s group from Los Angeles rocked the ceremony into a memorable event.

“Lara wore a beautiful marigold coloured lehanga designed by Manav Gangwani and her beau Mahesh look cool with chikankari churidar kurta. The best Goan seafood, sushi, Goan and Pan Asian cuisines was served to the guests,” said the source.

Sources further said that the former Miss Universe will be adorned with classy and beautiful diamond earrings and necklace for the Christian style wedding.

Bollywood celebrities including Boman Irani, Ritiesh Deshmukh, Sajid Khan, Bipasha Basu, Priyanka Chopra, Cellina Jaitley and Tennis sensations like Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes are in guest list.

Shah Rukh Khan who is also invited for the wedding may not turn up but surely his wife Gauri Khan is down in Goa to bless the couple.

(Reporting by John Edwards)

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