17th March, Mumbai: Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav, Jaya Bachchan, Derek O’Brien, and Shashi Tharoor were among the guests at the reception for Swara Bhasker and Fahad Ahmad. A number of politicians and celebrities attended the wedding celebration that actor Swara Bhasker and politician Fahad Ahmad hosted on Thursday in Delhi. A paparazzi account posted a video of Congressman Rahul Gandhi attending the celebrations in Delhi on Instagram on Thursday. Rahul Gandhi could be seen standing next to Swara, her parents, and Fahad in the video. Rahul dressed appropriately, donning a white kurta and pyjamas. While Fahad wore a cream-colored sherwani and white pyjamas, Swara was dressed in a pink and gold lehenga. Rahul grinned as Swara’s mum spoke to him in the video. Rahul has previously interacted with Swara. She had accompanied him the previous year during his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.
On Friday, Swara shared a number of photos from her reception while posing with Fahad on Instagram. The couple smiled for the camera and struck different postures in the pictures. Fahad kissed Swara’s cheek in one of the images while she grinned. “Introducing Mr. and Mrs. #SwaadAnusaar,” wrote Swara as the caption for the photo. Swara posted images of herself and Fahad from their Qawwali night on Twitter on Thursday. Akhilesh Yadav, the head of the Samajwadi Party and a former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, attended. Swara tweeted about sharing the images, “Glad and honoured to invite Shri Akhilesh Yadav ji to the “Swaad Anusaar” celebrations… Qawwali evening. used the chance to fulfil his brother Pradeep bhaiya’s (brother’s) wish for a photo with his leader. I also complained to Akhilesh ji, who was kind and amusing, about my party-pooper father.”
The couple recently stated to Times of India in regards to their marriage, “We are both very conscious and proud of our identities and nobody wants to change anyone. Things that fit both of our traditions were on our agenda. Haldi is a phenomenon that occurs in both. Muslims refer to it as ubtan. There is mehendi on both sides. There is sangeet on both sides. A non-converting interfaith couple in India can only be legally wed in a courtroom under the Special Marriage Act. That’s what we did. We are currently working to establish a shared celebrational culture.