WEB DESK: Mumbai’s prestigious Taj Palace Hotel was the lavish setting for the ultimate Bollywood party held in honour of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The royals arrived in Mumbai on 10 April morning kicking off their six day tour of India and Bhutan.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by some of India’s biggest film stars, sporting heroes and business people for a charity gala at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai, which wrapped up the first day of their tour of India and Bhutan.
As they spent their first evening in the film capital of India, 200 of the biggest names in the Indian film industry turned out to entertain the royal guests in true Bollywood style. Leading the charge of the Bollywood brigade was arguably the biggest superstar in the world, Shah Rukh Khan.
Bollywood stars Shahrukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar were among those who joined Will and Kate at the fundraising event at the end of their first day in India on Sunday. Proceeds from the gala will support three children’s charities, Magic Bus, ChildLine and Doorstep.
Kate herself looked every inch the Bollywood Queen as she channeled a touch of Indian style, wearing a beaded cobalt blue Jenny Packham gown matched with an elaborate chiffon scarf, which was decorated with ornate silver beading in India. The stunning outfit was matched with drop earrings, from luxury Indian jewelers Amrapali.
The couple mingled with India’s most celebrated personalities from the worlds of film, sport and commerce, but Bollywood dominated with actors Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Shilpa Shetty, director and producer Karan Johar, Slumdog Millionaire star Anil Kapoor with Sonam and Arjun Kapoor, veteran stars Rishi Kapoor and wife Neetu Singh, Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar all eager to welcome the royal visitors to their beautiful city.
With inputs from The Guardian, ibtimes. Image courtesy, Yahoo mages, Getty Images.