Nutkhut’s stunning Bollywood themed Wedding Party, as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, was watched by a billion people and featured across the BBC, Sky News and major newspapers such as The Times, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Sun and The Mirror.
“One of my personal favourite bits was the Indian Wedding, I thought the whole thing just came alive. The British Asian community represented so beautifully, bringing colour to life and bringing a richness to British society that was not there in 1952, a billion people watching around the world today.”
BBC journalist and broadcaster Kirsty Young in her summary of the day
The Wedding Party celebrated the universal joy of families and communities uniting through the coming together of two people. Drawing on the collective talent of Mela, it was performed by two hundred and fifty wedding guest performers of all ages, from London and across the country.
Artistic Director and Choreographer of The Wedding Party, Simmy Gupta,
‘It’s mind-blowing to see our vision come to life as a bird’s eye view. It has been a wonderful experience and so heart-warming to see this dream of bringing both professionals and everyday people of all ages, backgrounds and religions together, to create a high energy party atmosphere, of an authentic Asian Bollywood Wedding on the Mall for the Royal family, dignitaries, and the world to see on such a momentous occasion for Her Majesty. Reflecting Britain’s diversity and representing different communities from the South Asian Diaspora on the world’s stage is an honour and a privilege for me. These moments will stay with me forever. Thank you Platinum Jubilee Pageant for having faith in us.’