Anant Ambani And Radhika Merchant’s Pre-Wedding Party© GettyImages

Inside Anant Ambani And Radhika Merchant’s Pre-Wedding Cruise Party

We had barely recovered from the opulence of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s pre-wedding celebrations which were held in Jamnagar earlier this year. But the couple is back with the second round of festivities. This time around, Nita and Mukesh Ambani’s youngest son, Anant, is taking to the high seas to celebrate his union with his high school sweetheart, Radhika, daughter of business tycoon Viren and Shaila Merchant. Given the family’s reputation of hosting some of the most lavish functions the country has seen, their take on a cruise party is surely going to be nothing short of grand.

The Cruise Party

It is being reported that Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s second pre-wedding celebrations will take place on a luxury cruise liner that will travel the scenic 4,380-kilometer-long route from Italy to the South of France from May 29 to June 1, 2024.

Just like their celebrations in March, there’s an itinerary full of functions planned as well, but this time they will all be based on a space theme. And we’re sure their 800-plus guests will deliver on these themes and bring their vision to life in the most fashionable way possible. The celebrations will kick off on May 29 with a welcome lunch, which will be followed by a ‘Starry Night’ evening gala. The next day, the cruise will arrive in Rome, where guests can indulge in some sightseeing and in the evening a dinner party and after-party will be held. On May 31, festivities will be held on the cruise in the morning and later that day, a masquerade ball will be held in Cannes and celebrations will conclude on June 1 in Portofino, Italy.

Special Acts

In March, the internet went into a frenzy when it was reported that Rihanna performed live for the first time in India at the pre-wedding festivities in Jamnagar. Guests were also treated to a thrilling performance by talent powerhouse Diljit Dosanjh the next day.

This time around, reports suggest that guests will be treated to performances by global stars like Shakira, Pitbull and The Backstreet Boys.

Guest List

The country has held witness to the extravagant wedding celebrations of all three Ambani children—Akash Ambani with Shloka Mehta, Isha Ambani with Anand Piramal and now Anant Ambani with Radhika Merchant. Besides the scale of the events, each of these celebrations have been attended by the biggest names in the world ranging from political leaders to tech moguls like Bill Gates, Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg, and of course, the who’s who of Bollywood.

Eagled-eyed paparazzi have been holding station at the Mumbai Airport, keeping track of celebrities departing for the pre-wedding celebrations. Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani, Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ananya Panday, Sara Ali Khan, Ibrahim Ali Khan, Karan Johar, Jahnvi Kapoor, Orry and Karisma Kapoor were some of the celebrities spotted jetting off for the celebrations.

As the country gears up for yet another celebration that’s sure to set new wedding trends, we can’t wait to see how the bride and groom, their family and A-lister guests elevate the fashion quotient. And after two high-octane pre-wedding celebrations, Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant will finally tie the knot in July, as per reports.