Indian celebs, PTI leaders attend £4m wedding bash


– Karan Johar invites Imran Khan on stage to share his wedding experience

LONDON: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan, party seniors along with India’s film stars attended the wedding of businessman Anil Mussarat’s daughter in London, which is estimated to have cost around £4 million, a private TV channel reported.

Bollywood bigwigs such as Anil Kapoor, Karan Johar, Sunil Shetty, Hrithik Roshan, Ranveer Singh and Sonam Kapoor attended the functions and entertained everyone with their performances. The wedding reception was hosted by Indian film director Karan Johar.

On Saturday, the PTI chairman landed at the Heathrow Airport and headed for the wedding where other party leaders were already present including Sahibzada Jahangir, Naeem-ul-Haque, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Babar Awan, Khursheed Kasuri, Imran Chaudhary among others.

Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed and Makhdom Ahmed Mehmood also attended the wedding. Imran was invited on the stage by Karan Johar to share his wedding experience with others. Imran said it was difficult for him to take out time but he couldn’t say ‘no’ to Aneel Musarrat because of his support.

Imran said that Musarrat’s family was like his own, and thanked him for supporting his cancer hospital. Hrithik Roshan, who is again embroiled in controversy after Kangana’s explosive interview, remarked that he looked forward to attending the wedding when he heard about it months ago.

On the occasion, Indian fashionista Sonam Kapoor said that she had planned the wedding with Aneel’s daughter, Anoosha, and spent months going through details and the arrangement. “I have known Anoosha for over 15 years and her family are lovely people. I just wish the couple all the best for their life ahead.”

Ranveer Singh, who stunned the wedding guests with his performance, said he had come from India putting aside his film engagements to be part of the wedding. “We have rocked and rolled and what great celebrations, simply amazing,” he said.

Anoosha Mussarat got married to property developer Edmund Kissner in a lavish ceremony. The wedding bash spread over a week, starting from Manchester and culminating at the Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane. There are no official figures available of the costs of this wedding but the channel reported that over £4 million has been spent on the wedding.

Moreover, Indian film figures were invited from India and accommodated initially in Manchester and then in Park Lane hotels. All PTI leaders were flown in from Pakistan especially for the occasion and were accommodated in five-star hotels.

“I have not been to any wedding like this my whole life. This wedding was just another level, nothing that I have ever seen or been to. Just wonderful,” said Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, chief of the Awami Muslim League. British armed forces chief General Sir Nicholas Patrick Nick Carter and leading figures of British businesses were also in attendance.

Naeem-ul-Haque commented that Aneel Musarrat has been a great friend and taking part at his family’s big moment has been a privilege. Sahibzada Jahangir, who helped organise the bash, said that the exclusive event was the most memorable ever.

“Attendance of celebrities from Pakistan, India and the UK made this wedding a truly great experience for everyone. Imran Khan had to reschedule his holiday plans with his children to attend the wedding and to thank Musarrat and his family,” he said.