New Delhi: Esha Deol, the daughter of veteran actors Hema Malini and Dharmendra, tied the knot with businessman Bharat Takhtani in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony at the Iskcon temple in Mumbai.

After the star studded lavish sangeet ceremony but a private mehendi function, Esha’s ‘band baaja baraat’ wedding was a grand occasion for everyone to witness.

Esha-Bharat's Sangeet Ceremony in pics

The Bandra-based groom came to the venue on a white horse before the couple took the marriage vows around a sacred fire. Wearing a Kanjeevaram saree, Hema and her husband Dharmendra, looking dapper in a suit, welcomed the groom at the temple.

Esha and Bharat got married in a south Indian style at the Iskcon temple in Juhu here. Esha was clad in a red and gold Kanjeevaram saree, sourced from Chennai for the wedding day by her mother, to which designer Neeta Lulla had made some changes, along with heavy traditional South Indian jewellery.

The proud groom, Bharat wore a white sherwani with zari work and a turban designed by Neeta Lulla.

Besides family members like sister Ahana, Abhay Deol, several B-town celebrities were present at the occasion including Amitabh Bachchan with son Abhishek, Manoj Kumar, Vinod Khanna, Vyjayanthimala, Ramesh Sippy, Fardeen Khan, Poonam Sinha, Madhoo, Anu Malik, designer Neeta Lulla and her daughter Nishka.
    
"I am very much happy for Esha...it is a very happy occasion for all of us. I am happy that she is getting settled," Abhay Deol told reporters here. "I am here as a family member to give my blessings to the couple," veteran actor Manoj Kumar said.
    
Yesteryear's actress Vyjayanthimala also said she was there to bless the "wonderful couple". Actor Abhishek Bachchan also wished Esha.

Esha had been dating Bandra-based businessman Bharat Takhtani for quite some time. The ring ceremony, which took place at Hema`s bungalow in Juhu on February 12, just two days before Valentine’s day, was a private affair and was attended by close family members and some friends.

The reception will take place on June 30 at a suburban five star hotel. "The reception will take place on June 30 at a five star hotel. We just want best wishes and love from everyone," Hema said.

A lot of people from the film industry and politics are expected to attend the wedding reception. It was post her last film `Tell Me O Kkhuda`, that Esha decided to settle down.

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