By:Mohan Lal Verma
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan attended his sister Arpita’s wedding reception at Mandi greeting people of this hill state for giving him warm welcome and accepting his sister as their daughter-in-law.
It was the couple’s first visit to Mandi after their wedding and “Dham”, a traditional marriage feast with scores of delicious Himachali dishes was organized today. Arpita’s father-in-law Sharma organized the community lunch for more than 10,000 people.
Salman Khan arrivedhere along with his brother Sohail and mother Salma. Clad in in t-shirt and blue jeans, Mr Khan relished the of Himachal dishes and also danced to the tunes of melodious hill folk music. He remained on-stage for nearly four hours and kept the audience spell-bound.
While interacting with people at Paddal Stadium, he said, “Now I have an emotional attachment with Mandi as my sister is married here and I have come here to hand over Arpita, who is my heart.”
Arpita tied the knot with Delhi-based businessman Ayush Sharma, grandson of former Union Communication Minister Sukh Ram and son of Himachal Rural Development minister Anil Sharma, in a grand ceremony in Hyderabad on November 18 last year.