The wedding reception for Aishwarya, eldest daughter of Tamil superstar Rajnikanth, with young actor Dhanush, was the most anticipated and talked about event of the year.
The wedding on November 18 was a simple, quiet affair conducted at Rajnikanth's Poes Garden bungalow. The high profile guest was Rajni's neighbour, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
The wedding ceremony was unusual because the thali (the South Indian version of the mangalsutra) was given to the bridegroom by Rajnikanth's guru, director K Balachander (unlike in the normal circumstances when the thali is presented by the father himself). After the wedding, it was work as usual for Rajni, as he chose to shoot for his new film, Chandramukhi.
Unlike the wedding, the reception on November 21 conducted at the Mayor Sri Ramanathan Chettiar Centre was a grand affair.