Irony of ironies: Jinnah’s great-grandson to marry Preity Zinta!
I was really amazed to read this:
Ness Wadia, scion of the Bombay Dyeing group, and the spunky Bollywood beauty, Preity Zinta, visited the Vaishnodevi shrine last month along with Zintaís mother.
Ness, a Parsi, sat through the aarti, suggesting that this was a prelude to a formal announcement of matrimony. If wedding bells are in the air then Zinta will be marrying into a family with a very distinguished and very mixed lineage.
Ness is the son of Nusli Wadi whose ongoing war with the Reliance group has been the subject of newspaper headlines for 25 years and impacted Indian politics. Nusli is the son of Neville Wadia, heir to an old shipping and textile fortune, who married Dina, Mohammed Ali Jinnahís only daughter. Rati, Dinaís mother, was from the equally aristocratic Petit family which broke off ties with her after her marriage. Nessís mother Maureen is the glamorous head of Gladrags
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