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Sonam Kapoor wedding: Dance, drama and fun at gala mehndi ceremony

With the Neerja (2016) actress set to tie the knot today (8 May), the mehndi ceremony yesterday (7 May) saw the family indulge in fun, dancing and celebration with the big-wigs from the industry. 

Shriram Iyengar

Sonam Kapoor's wedding to Anand Ahuja is currently underway, but social media is already abuzz with the videos of the actress enjoying her 'mehndi' evening with family and friends. The actress, decked up in a gold and white lehenga, looked fabulous.

The Kapoors had held a smaller, intimate function on Sunday (6 May) before a more public mehndi ceremony for the industry insiders on Monday (7 May). Naturally, everyone, from Karan Johar to Jacqueline Fernandez, Janhvi Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Isabelle Kaif and Shilpa Shetty, were spotted at the event.

As part of tradition, Sonam also tried to shake her kaleeras on her bridesmaids. A part of the wedding tradition, it is said that the girl on whom the kaleeras from the bride's bangles drop will be next in line to get married.

Among the young ladies on whom Sonam shook her bangles were her cousin Janhvi and actress Jacqueline Fernandez.

While Fernandez was quite excited to be part of the tradition, Janhvi was certainly not fond of it. As Sonam came over to shake her bangles on her, Janhvi can be seen sitting in trepidation. Thankfully for the young girl, she escaped without a 'kaleera'.

Janhvi is set to make her film debut in Karan Johar's Dhadak (2019).

Like in any true blue Punjabi wedding, the mehndi saw the gathering erupt in dance with great enthusiasm. Father and veteran actor Anil Kapoor led the crowd into merry dances, as singer Sukhbir took the stage to perform live at the event.

In the videos shared on social media, Anil can be seen bringing his Badhaai Ho Badhaai (2002) co-star, Shilpa Shetty, to join Karan Johar on the dance floor.

In fact, Anil's energy could have given quite a few of the younger lot a run for their money. The Mr India (1987) actor seemed unperturbed by the pressures of planning a huge wedding, and took to the dance floor in a typical Punjabi style.

Even Sonam could not resist shaking a leg, despite all the expensive jewellery on her. 

 The actress even pulled in beau, Anand Ahuja, for a last dance. 

Despite all the noise and hubbub around, Harshvardhan Kapoor did find a quiet moment to share with sisters, Sonam and Rhea. The Bhavesh Joshi Superhero actor shared a post on his Instagram that read 'Bhavesh Joshi & the Veeres... (Sorry...couldn't resist)!' 

The ceremony also saw Boney Kapoor participate with son, Arjun. The latter posted a picture on Twitter with his father, sharing their very similar sense of fashion. 

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja's wedding is set to take place at Sonam's aunt's bungalow, Rockdale, in Bandra today at 11 am, followed by a reception at The Leela, in the evening.