Nepal PM, Prachanda attend Manisha`s wedding reception

Updated: Jun 20, 2010, 20:03 PM IST

Kathmandu: Nepal`s top political brass, including Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, Maoist supremo Prachanda along with former King Gyanendra, converged at the high-profile wedding reception of Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala here today.

The 41-year-old star, grand daughter of first elected Prime Minister of Nepal B P Koirala, tied the knot with businessman Samrat Dahal, 34, on Friday.

Deputy Prime Minister Sujatha Koirala, Chairman of the ruling CPN-UML party Jhalanath Khanal and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala also attended the reception at the Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza at Tahachal here.

Gyanendra, Nepal`s last monarch, spent an hour with Manisha`s family, sources said.

Bollywood stars Jackie Shroff, Gulshan Grover Model-actress Suman Ranganathan and actor Govinda`s wife Sunita were also present at the event.

Though invited, Nepal`s President Ram Baran Yadav did not come for the gala dinner party.

Usually the President does not attend such wedding functions, Rajendra Dahal, Yadav`s press adviser told reporters.

Some ministers from the former royal cabinet like Kamal Thapa were also among the guests who came to bless the newly married couple.

Around 3,000 guests were invited to the wedding celebration hosted by Manisha`s father and former minister Prakash Koirala.

After exchanging wedding vows with Dahal on Friday, Manisha was given a `bidai` by her parents yesterday. Spread over three days, the elaborate marriage ceremony will conclude with the grand dinner party today.