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Isha Ambani Piramal’s First Interview With Vogue India Is All About Her Millennium Wedding

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Isha Ambani Piramal’s First Interview With Vogue India Is All About Her Millennium Wedding

Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani got married to Anand Piramal, son of Ajay Piramal of Piramal Group in Mumbai, India. Bollywood stars attended the wedding and made the evening a star-studded magical affair. Isha and Anand exchanged the wedding vows on 12th December at Antilia. Their pre-wedding ceremonies took place in Udaipur which was more than lavish. Their marriage was the one-millennium wedding of the year 2018.

Recently, in an exclusive interview with Vogue, the newlywed has revealed that she has added the surname of hubby to her name and Isha is now Isha Ambani Piramal. The official handle of Vogue India Instagram has shared a cover picture and captioned the post as “She’s born to a fabled last name. But this modern-day heiress is determined to create her own legacy. Girl-to-watch Isha Ambani Piramal (@_iiishmagish) talks to Vogue India editor-in-chief Priya Tanna (@priya_tanna) about work, life, and the future, and why, for her, India is at the heart of it all.”

Talking about the big day of her life, Isha has said, “The wedding went off beautifully. Like any other bride, I had my share of bridal jitters but getting married at home made it very special and I had the time of my life celebrating my most memorable moments with all the people I love.”

When the 27 years old was asked if she herself was a part of the preparation of the wedding she said, “During the wedding my mom was CEO and I was chairperson. She and dad did all the hard work. Thankfully, we ended up liking the same things, so that made it a breeze. I didn’t go to a single wedding meeting. I was never someone who dreamt of how my wedding would be, yet it was wonderful in more ways than I can imagine. It was a very emotional affair for everyone in my family. I was emotional too but everyone around me would cry all the time. I only cried at my bidaai because I felt some peer pressure as everyone else was crying, especially my parents.”

And when the most quipped question popped like when she realized that he is ‘the one’ for her. Isha comments, “I can’t stop at one! (laughs). I love his amazing sense of humour and his spirituality.”

She also retorted gracefully how she and Anand differs by saying, “He hates attending events, I enjoy them. I really enjoyed our wedding, but it was not exactly his idea of fun (laughs). He’s more spiritual than I am. But we are also very similar. We are both very family-oriented, and we both love food. I remember in one of the speeches that my father gave at my wedding, he listed ten reasons why he liked Anand. It was hilarious, and dad concluded by saying that these are probably the same ten things that he would also use to describe himself. And it’s true; in many ways, Anand reminds me of my father.”

And if anything has changed after the wedding, she recalled, “Last night, we had dinner, and then from 11pm to 3am Anand had a meeting in his office. So, I don’t think his life has changed, and neither has mine. At this stage, work is a priority for both of us. And luckily, our parents understand that. Fortunately, the family I was born into and the family I married into have the same work ethic—every member of both families knows the importance of work.”

Isha spoke about her mother, Nita who is herself a business lady and owns an IPL team. She said, “As much as I want to believe that women can have it all, I know that my mom gave it all up to raise us. But once we grew up, I also saw her balance work and home perfectly. Watching her play all these different roles—from full-time mom to businesswoman—I learnt how important each facet is in a woman’s life and how one needs to define what “having it all” means during these different stages.”

She further adds, “I feel very passionately about gender equality and equal participation in the workforce because growing up I was made to believe that I could do whatever my brothers could do, as well if not better. So as a working woman, I believe that companies must create an environment that fosters equal participation. At Jio, we have programmes for women that allow them to form communities and support each other. But what would really give me satisfaction is when I know that no matter which meeting I enter, engineering or design, there will be an equal number of women in the room.”

Published by Soniya Kaur on 31 Jan 2019

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