Thursrday was low-key at the Bachchan residence.
There was more action at Aishwarya's building, La Mer than at Bachchan houses Jalsa and Prateeksha. Thursday was the mehendi, which takes place at the bride's house. The mehendi was brought from the groom's house to the bride's. But first Aishwarya's brother, Aditya, his wife and mama brought the shagun to Abhishek's house.
Later Shweta Nanda, Abhishek's sister, applied mehendi on Abhishek's hand. Then Jaya Bachchan, Shweta Nanda and Amar Singh set off for Aishwarya's home with shagun, mehendi and haldi in a white Mercedes and a Volvo full of women.
For those of who don't know, 15 kg of henna was brought from Sojat, Rajasthan for the mehendi ceremony. Apparently this is the best mehendi available in India, which appears as a particular shade of maroon.
After some rituals at La Mer, the entourage returned to a small dinner function at Jalsa, attended by a few close friends like Sanjay Dutt, JP Dutta, Karan Johar, Kajol, and Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash, sons of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan.
On Thursday, Prateeksha was cleaned up and the decorations removed from the gate -- making way for a new design for Friday's festivities. Around 50 huge bundles of orange and yellow marigolds arrived in a tempo for decorating the mandap, where the function will be held
Apparently, Aishwarya will move from La Mer to Prateeksha on Friday, while the Bachchans will go with the baraat from Jalsa to Prateeksha, where the grand wedding will take place at 5:30 pm.