Preity Zinta’s wedding reception a starry affair; Salman spotted with Iulia


Actress Preity Zinta and Gene Goodenough who got married in a hush-hush ceremony in the US earlier this year, hosted a grand reception in Mumbai on Friday night. It was a starry affair with all prominent personalities of Bollywood pouring in to wish the newlyweds.

The lady of the night Preity looked beautiful in a red off-shoulder gown, while her husband Gene was suave in a black suit and tie.    

Salman Khan, who co-starred with Preity in films like ‘Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega...’, ‘Chori Chori Chupke Chupke’ and ‘Jaan-E-Mann’ arrived for the reception at around midnight in his Mercedes. His rumoured ladylove Iulia followed him in another car. Salman and Iulia were photographed outside the venue. It was said that the actor will make his relationship with the Romanian model official at the reception.

Soon-to-be-parents Shahid Kapoor and his wife Mira Rajput were spotted at the party. The dashing cricketer Yuvraj Singh posed hand-in-hand with his fiancée actress Hazel Keech dressed in a brown and gold gown.

Looking lovely in a deep blue ethnic wear, Madhuri Dixit arrived with her husband Dr Sriram Nene, while Lara Datta slayed in a black sari as she posed with her tennis star hubby Mahesh Bhupati.

Preity’s ‘Veer-Zaara’ co-star Shah Rukh Khan was also spotted along with Abhishek Bachchan, Juhi Chawla, Dino Morea, R. Madhavan and Abhay Deol. Filmmakers Karan Johar and Farah Khan also marked their presence. Sushmita Sen and Diya Mirza also arrived.

Farhan Akhtar’s estranged wife Adhuna Bhabani arrived with her mother-in-law Honey Irani. Producer and T-Series honcho Bhushan Kumar posed with his director wife Divya Khosla Kumar. 

Preity, 31, married her long time American boyfriend Gene, a financial analyst, in a low-key ceremony in Loa Angeles on February 29.