Meanwhile for the chooda ceremony, looks like all the bridesmaids including Janhvi, Jacqueline and celebrity chef Pooja Dhingra also tried their luck with Sonam's kaleere but to no avail.
Many close friends and family members thronged the Kapoor house which was adorned by lights and soaked in the festive fervour. The bride-to-be looked absolutely magnificent in a white and gold lehenga from the studios of Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla at her mehendi ceremony in Mumbai on Monday.
Sonam's cousins including Arjun Kapoor, Mohit Marwah, Khushi and Janhvi Kapoor, uncle Sanjay Kapoor and filmmaker Karan Johar were in attendance. In one photograph, Sonam is seen surrounded by four women, including Bollywood's "henna queen" Veena Nagda, as they draw out customary designs on the Veere Di Wedding star's hands and feet.
Bollywood diva Sonam Kapoor will tie the knot with Delhi-based entrepreneur Anand Ahuja on May 8. The groom, Anand Ahuja, was spotted wearing a matching white and gold sherwani. (Above) Anil Kapoor's residence lit up for the wedding.
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Among the first ones to arrive at the venue were cousins Janhvi Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor and Shanaya Kapoor, who were dressed in ethnic wear.
And soon after this, other pictures of the pretty bride-to-be and guests started pouring in. The marriage ceremony will be followed by a party on the same day at The Leela, 8 PM onwards. "Thank you for all your blessings and love, as we celebrate this special moment in our lives". The wedding like all the ceremonies will take place in Mumbai.
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja will wrap the wedding celebrations with an event on Tuesday night, after which Sonam are certain to acquire busy together with her Cannes responsibilities.
The families have said it is an "intimate affair" and have requested the media "to respect the family's need for privacy".