Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre


Art by: Kayla Ranney

Global entertainment is being transformed by India. The biggest celebrity names from all around the world flocked to Mumbai, India on March 31 to celebrate the opening of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre. The cultural center is a global hub for arts, entertainment, and culture. A-list stars including Zendaya, Tom Holland, Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra, and Gigi Hadid walked down the red carpet and shined in intricately embroidered outfits. The fashion was just as phenomenal as the new cultural center.
The Centre is world-class, costing millions of dollars to build. It appears to be just as futuristic as the 2007 family movie, “Meet the Robinsons.” The Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre has a Grand Theatre, which is a 2000-seat space around three levels, with high-tech sound equipment, and 8,400 Swarovski crystals on the ceilings. It is the location that India’s stars and celebrities have deserved for a long time. The Centre is truly one of a kind.
The Ambani family hosted their first event at the center on March 31. The “Evening for Stars” began with Feroz Abbas Khan’s production of “The Great Indian Musical: Civilization to Nation” at The Grand Theater. One of the most notable outfits was Gigi Hadid’s elegant suit which took over 2,400 hours to create. On April 1, there was a pink carpet event that showcased beautiful clothing that correlates to the traditional clothes of India. It was an “India in Fashion” exhibit within the Art House venue. Zendaya arrived at this event with her boyfriend, Tom Holland, wearing a hand-embroidered dark blue saree gown. Bulgari gold and diamonds shone against her dress as she resembled the night sky. Rahul Mishra designed the gowns and depicted the glamorous nature of India through fashion. Priyanka Chopra also wore a colorful saree with Bulgari jewelry. Emma Chamberlain, Karlie Kloss, and Prabal Gurung appeared at the “India in Fashion” show as well.
Following the show, the glamorous cultural center hosted a Bollywood night afterparty in the presence of true Bollywood royalty. Stars such as Shahrukh Khan, Alia Bhatt, and Ranveer Singh arrived and stunned everyone with their extraordinary Indian outfits. The Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre is a sphere of arts that will cultivate the future of movies and entertainment.
An extravagant display of wealth and stardom from all parties involved, it has grabbed the attention of the world. Claremont High School students have been discussing the center and its significance to the future of worldwide entertainment. Arya Patel, a member of the CHS Bollywood and Culture Club, expressed her opinions regarding The Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre.
“I think that the cultural center is a modern and innovative place that is helping preserve Indian culture and art,” Patel said. “I also like that it has become a place where people from all over the world can visit and be educated and exposed to my culture, especially since many people only know surface level information, it is a place where they can experience in a more deeper and profound way. I hope that it continues to preserve/cement many more cultures within India and surrounding countries as well.”
The cultural center is not the only aspect that people have begun to talk about, as the funding for it has also come into question. Social media platforms such as TikTok have started to buzz about the Ambani family, which is one of the world’s wealthiest families, with a net worth of over 80 billion dollars. The founder of the center, Nita Mukesh Ambani, wanted to create something to preserve the entertainment industry of India and connect individuals worldwide. It seems she has succeeded in this goal; the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre is changing the game for not only India’s future but the future of entertainment everywhere.