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Posing with Mukesh Ambani, partying with Alia Bhatt: Here are the highlights of Katy Perry’s visit to India

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Princess Of Pop Visits India
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Princess Of Pop Visits India

Pop-music sensation Katy Perry arrived in India on Wednesday, three days before her much-awaited performance at the OnePlus Music Festival in Mumbai. On landing in the country, the songstress said, at a press conference, that she wants to explore India, indulge in Indian cuisine, and maybe even step out for some retail therapy with actress Jacqueline Fernandez.

While the Indian ‘KatyCats’, (as Perry delightfully calls her fans), can’t contain their excitement, the popstar - who is in the country after 7 years - is making the most of her stay here, before the concert.

From meeting Prince Charles and posing with India Inc bigwigs including Mukesh Ambani and Adar Poonawalla to partying with B-town, the pop-star’s second trip to India has been full of exciting moments.

If you’re feeling out of the loop, fret not! We have summed up all the major highlights of Perry’s trip.

Agencies
A Royal Evening
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A Royal Evening

The ‘Firework’ hitmaker’s India trip coincided with Prince Charles’s two-day visit to the country during which he visited Delhi and Mumbai.

On Thursday, that also happened to be the Prince of Wales’s 71st birthday, he attended a meeting of the British Asian Trust in Maximum City, that saw the singer among guests.

In a post on Instagram, Clarence House - the official handle of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall - shared that Perry had heard about the work of the Trust and wished to learn more about it.

Set up by Prince Charles in 2007, the Trust aims to tackle poverty and inequality in South Asia.

The 35-year-old singer also took to social media to wish the British royal on his birthday, sharing a picture from the event that she attended in a Prabal Gurung floral dress.

The One With The Business Moguls
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The One With The Business Moguls

The ‘Teenage Dream’ hitmaker also met some of the biggest names in Indian business at Prince Charles’s charity event. India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani,Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata, and industrialist Adar Poonawalla were among those in attendance.

In her Instagram post, Perry thanked the Poonawallas - Adar and Natasha - for inviting her for the event.

AFP
A Star-Studded Affair
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A Star-Studded Affair

Bollywood is known for giving a warm welcome to International celebrities who visit the country and Katy Perry was no exception. Dharma Productions head and film-maker Karan Johar hosted a bash for the singer at his residence.

The starry affair saw Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, Anushka Sharma - who arrived sans Virat Kohli, Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Alia Bhatt, Karisma Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Ananya Panday among others in attendance.

In videos that have been doing the rounds on social media,the ‘ET’ hitmaker was spotted in conversation with the guests including Alia Bhatt, Gauri Khan and host Karan Johar. She also posed with several B-town stars, with the pictures making it to their Instagram feed.

Celebs At Their Fashionable Best
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Celebs At Their Fashionable Best

It was a night high on fashion, as B-town and Perry turned up in their sartorial best.

‘Student Of The Year’ actress Ananya Panday (L) opted for a goth-chic look in an all-black outfit by Judy Zhang. She posted a picture with the singer, captioning it, ‘Hot and Hot’, a reference to Perry’s hit single ‘Hot and Cold’.

What’s more? Sanjay Kapoor’s daughter and Internet celebrity, Shanaya Kapoor too, posed with Miss Perry.

A Selfie With Kiara And Neha
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A Selfie With Kiara And Neha

Actress Kiara Advani, who is gearing up for the release of ‘Good Newwz’ with Kareena Kapoor-Khan, Akshay Kumar and Diljit Dosanjh, also attended the star-studded bash and posed for a selfie with the Grammy-nominated singer.

Neha Dhupia, opted for yellow and turquoise blue ensemble by Debarghya/Navonil for the party. The ‘Lust Stories’ actress posed with Perry, and also spent time with Shweta Bachchan-Nanda, Rahul Khanna, Mini Mathur and K-Jo.

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