- JP Dutta released Abhishek in 2000 film Refugee
- Collaborated again in LOC: Kargil and Umrao Jaan
- Nidhi Dutta marries filmmaker Binoy Gandhi
Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who recently recovered from the coronavirus, attended the engagement ceremony for filmmaker JP Dutta’s daughter Nidhi in Mumbai on Sunday. A photo of the actor posing with the couple has gone viral on social media. For the engagement ceremony, the future bride wore a vibrant Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla lehenga while the future boyfriend Binoy Gandhi complemented it with brocade kurta set. Abhishek Bachchan sat in a chair between the couple and smiled happily. Abhishek Bachchan shares a close bond with the Duttas and in a birthday post dedicated to Abhishek, Nidhi described it as the “firstborn” of his father and “the closest thing to having a brother.” Abhishek’s wife, Aishwarya Ria Bachchan, their daughter Aaradhya, and parents Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan all skipped the event.
Here’s the now-viral image of Abhishek Bachchan at Nidhi Dutta and Binoy Gandhi’s engagement ceremony:
Abhishek Bachchan was cast in Bollywood by JP Dutta in the 2000 film Refugee with then-debutant Kareena Kapoor. They collaborated again for the 2003 film LOC: Kargil and from 2006 Umrao Jaan in front of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Over the weekend, the Duttas also organized an intimate mehendi ceremony for Nidhi, which was attended by actress Sara Ali Khan and her mother Amrita Singh. Actress Dipika Kakkar, who had a small role in JP Dutta Paltan, attended with her husband Shoaib Ibrahim. It was a small ceremony, in accordance with government guidelines for public gatherings, including wedding functions.
Binoy Gandhi is a future filmmaker: he has helped director Kunal Kohli in Fanaa (starring Aamir Khan and Kajol) and in Teri Meri Kahaani (starring Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra). Nidhi Dutta is the commercial director of JP Films.