Jab Isha Ambani Met Anand Piramal: A Rich Girl-Poor Boy Romance for 2018

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Jab Isha Ambani Met Anand Piramal: A Rich Girl-Poor Boy Romance for 2018

Illustration: Arati Gujar

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nless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that this has been an especially good month in the marriage market for men named Anand. Anand Ahuja is living the #Virushka dream as his nuptials with Sonam Kapoor become the country’s most hashtagged event, apocalyptic dust storms be damned. Meanwhile industrial tycoon Ajay Piramal’s son, Anand, just announced his engagement to the country’s most eligible (read richest) bachelorette, Isha Ambani.

The Ambani-Piramal mahagathbandhan might be construed as a case of the rich getting richer, but allow me to disabuse you of that cynical notion. What we have here is no union of the elite, but merely a new update on one of the classic love story tropes in the history of romance – the poor boy and rich girl falling in love. So save all your snarky jokes about this being the first corporate merger officiated by a pandit, because I’m about to tell you all about how this marriage is 2018’s answer to Kaho Na… Pyaar Hai.

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