Ex-wife Shveta Jaishankar to wed this week

TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; February 18, 2011)


Tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi and Bollywood actress Lara Dutta got married in a civil ceremony in Mumbai. Mahesh posted a picture of himself and Lara after the ceremony on a micro-blogging site, saying, “Mr and Mrs Bhupathi folks.”

The couple is set to have a lavish wedding in Goa on Saturday, which will be attended by their close family and friends. Leander Paes will fly down to Goa from Delhi to attend the wedding. There’s buzz that Sania Mirza, with whom Mahesh won the Australian Open mixed doubles title in 2009, will attend the wedding with her husband Shoaib Malik.

Meanwhile, Mahesh’s exwife Shvetha Jaishankar, too, is getting married this week. Her husband-to-be is, reportedly, an entrepreneur who runs a family business in Chennai. The wedding will be a traditional affair. Shvetha met him apparently through mutual friends.