Actor-brothers Sunny and Bobby Deol, who were absent from half-sister Esha Deol’s wedding in 2012, are not expected to attend Esha’s younger sibling Ahana’s marriage in Mumbai on Sunday.
Esha and Ahana are daughters of veteran actors Dharmendra and Hema Malini.
“Neither Dharamji nor Hemaji would want to hurt Prakashji (Sunny and Bobby’s mother). The family has decided it’s better if Sunny and Bobby stay away,” a source said.
“Sorry to disappoint the gossip mongers, but there is no ill-will or bitterness about the Deol brothers’ absence from Ahana’s wedding,” said the source.
“Sunny and Bobby love both Esha and Ahana like they love their own sisters,” the source added.
Ahana, who will tie the knot with Delhi-based businessman Vaibhav Vora, had her mehendi function on Friday.
“Esha was a little disheartened by her shoulder injury at the mehendi ceremony. But her mother, sister, husband and brother-in-law-to-be made sure to keep her spirit alive,” said a guest.
Hema said Esha fell on Thursday.
“Esha slipped and fell. She suffered a minor shoulder fracture. She is better now,” said Hema.
Big names from Bollywood like Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan and politicians like Narendra Modi and Raj Thackeray are expected to grace the occasion.
The wedding will have a mix of Punjabi and traditional south Indian customs. Ahana’s wedding clothes are created by Jodha Akbar fame fashion designer Neeta Lulla.
According to a source, the couple went to seek blessings at the Iskcon temple in the morning. The groom’s wedding procession will proceed from Hyatt Regency around 4pm, and the feras will happen later at ITC Maratha. The reception will be hosted at the same hotel.
The couple will have another reception at the groom’s farm house in New Delhi February 5.
Ahana met Vaibhav at her sister Esha Deol’s wedding to Mumbai-based businessman Bharat Takhtani in 2012. The two were very serious about each other and sensing their commitment, both the families gave their consent. They got engaged in June 2013.