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Amitabh Bachchan with Meenakshi, Sakshi and Harish Salve at St. Regis Mumbai
Amitabh Bachchan with Meenakshi, Sakshi and Harish Salve at St. Regis Mumbai

The Big Indian Book Launch – that’s what you could call the launch of Sakshi Salve’s debut book ‘The Big Indian Wedding: The Ultimate Guide for Dummies’ at the Astor Ballroom of St. Regis Mumbai.
The event was designed by celebrated fashion designer Varun Bahl’s luxury bespoke wedding design company Aurum. With Swarovski invites, an Audi installation, a bar on wheels and classy wedding venue finery, the décor was simply splendid and set the tone for the launch of the big book.
For a big book you need a big man and so you had ‘Big B’ Amitabh Bachchan do the inaugural honours. As you know, Sakshi is the daughter of high-profile lawyer Harish Salve and so, naturally, it turned out to be a high-profile event with famous people, too many to mention.
Banter between Cyrus Broacha, Kunal Vijaykar and Suhel Seth along with the author set the tone for the book launch. You learnt that this book is a satirical account of the excesses of modern-day Indian weddings and highlights why weddings are a serious yet crazy business in India. And in a first of its kind, the book was accentuated through an entertaining music video ‘Teddy Bear’ song sung and composed by Kanika Kapoor.
Yes, there were luxury drinks at the bar and tasty hors d’oeuvres, too. After that the high-profile guests went back to their big Indian houses.

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