In Chennai, AR Rahman hosted a lavish reception for his daughter Khatija Rahman. A video from the night shows singer Abdu Rozik performing a song while Rahman keeps a close eye on him.
On Friday, music legend AR Rahman hosted a star-studded wedding reception in Chennai for his daughter Khatija Rahman and son-in-law Riyasdeen Shaik Mohamed. Several actors, singers, musicians, and filmmakers attended the musical evening, which turned out to be a reunion. The function was attended by Manisha Koirala, filmmakers Mani Ratnam and Shekhar Kapur, singers Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan, Javed Ali, Abdu Rozik, and musicians Shivamani and Jatin Pandit. MK Stalin, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, also wished the couple well.
A cute video from the wedding reception also shows singer Abdu Rozik on stage performing the song Papa Kehte Hain Bada Naam Karega while AR Rahman stands nearby. It all comes to a close with Rahman shaking hands with Abdu, who was dressed in a sherwani and wearing a traditional cap. In the caption of the video, he referred to AR Rahman as his “godfather.”
Manisha shared a few photos from the reception with the newlyweds, AR Rahman and his wife Saira Bano. For the evening, the actor wore a pink kurta-salwar. “A.R. Rahman sir’s daughter Khatija’s wedding reception was sheer joy.. meeting my colleagues from here really warmed my heart!!” she wrote alongside the photos. This celebration has added to the many wonderful memories I already have of #chennai!! God’s blessings on the newlyweds.”
“Best of Indian music and cinema under one roof #anighttoremember,” wrote filmmaker Sandeep Singh on Instagram, captioning a few photos from the reception. Sandeep poses with the newlyweds and Rahman in the first photo. In the second image, Sonu Nigam, Javed Ali, Udit Narayan, and Jatin Pandit are all in one frame.
Honey Singh was among those who attended the event. On Instagram, he also posted a congratulatory message alongside a photo from the event.
Khatija, who is also a singer and musician, married Riyasdeen on May 5. The wedding was attended by close family and friends, with bride Khatija dressed in a white bridal lehenga. Prior to the reception, she posted a video of the wedding on Instagram. AR Rahman had announced his daughter’s wedding on Instagram last month, saying, “With my grandparents’ and our families’ blessings. With @riyasdeenriyan on my big day (May 5). Without the help of my family and closest friends, none of this would have been possible.”