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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was super extra at the Akash Ambani engagement

Technically, it's a Monday night house party

By ELLE team  March 27th, 2018

The Shloka Mehta – Akash Ambani engagement culminated in a low-key house party last night, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was not throwing down with the dress code. Okay fair, the house was a 27-storey skyscraper-for-four called Antilia, but it was a Monday night and the theme was clearly formal-chill.

Akash wore a three-piece suit, no tie. While Shloka chose a low-shine metallic gown with what appears to be her ghar-ka-diamonds. It was simple, elegant and looked like a prom photo, taken by the paparazzi.

shloka mehta Akash Ambani engagement

So, even if your prom is lit enough to be hosted at one of the most exclusive addresses in the world, it’s clear that Aishwarya Rai is the over-dressed chaperone, who had this gown just ‘lying around’.

aaradhya Bachchan Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

What is that bold red lip compensating for? The lack of red carpet? That was a hint. To be fair, we think there was a moment when Aishwarya Rai Bachchan decided she was Over The Top. 

This moment, to be precise:

Aishwarya Bachchan Akash Ambani engagement 

Katrina showed up in various shades of nude, with what appears to be a post-gym glow.

 Katrina Kaif Akash Ambani engagement

Kiran Rao dressed like she was going for an invite-only book reading in an underground art gallery.

 kiran rao karan johar Akash Ambani engagement

John Abraham came as a lumberjack, like someone was expecting him to fell Antilia after dinner.

 john abraham

But the moment when we realized beyond a sliver of a doubt that Aishwarya was the most extra was when Natasha Poonawalla showed up in what can only be considered casual for a woman whose hats need a building permit.

 Natasha Poonawala Akash Ambani engagement

Seriously, here’s what the entrepreneur looks like when it’s not a Monday night house-party/prom:

 And here’s a hat she actually owns and has actually worn:

 And here’s that hat next to Antilia, for scale:

nataha poonawala antilia

Side note: Rumour has it that the same architect will be working on Akash and Shloka’s future home. The architect of the hat, that is. 

Everyone knows you have to call Karan Johar and find out what he’s wearing before a party, then plan your life around that. Or maybe, Aish did and Karan was like “oh nothing, just a blazer”. And while Ash was expecting this:

A post shared by Karan Johar (@karanjohar) on Aug 20, 2017 at 9:27am PDT

Or this:

A post shared by Karan Johar (@karanjohar) on Sep 24, 2017 at 12:11pm PDT

He surprised us all and showed up in this:

shah rukh khan Akash Ambani engagement 

That’s just a hint of snake…on the blazer. Not Johar.


It was a sombre affair. No, not ombre.

 aishwarya ombre

Save it for Cannes.