Says a source present at the event, "Everything seemed very cosy and intimate as Dino's parents (who live in Bangalore) and his brother Nicolo along with Dino arrived. Dino's dad particularly appeared to be very happy and was seen cheering every outfit on the ramp. He would get up and clap loudly each time a model stepped on the ramp in a new design."
The source continues, "Dino, and his family all sat at one table and after the fashion show got over, Nandi joined them. This was the first public appearance by Dino and his family at her showing."
It is clear that the families too have accepted this relationship now and given the couple their blessings. A friend of the couple adds, "Though Nandi wasn't available for Dino's Christmas affair with his entire family at his Bandra bungalow (she was attending the wedding of a relative abroad) she was in touch with Dino and his parents throughout and wished them too. Dino and Nandi are quite committed to each other."
Dino confirms, "My parents are very close to Nandi and always make an effort to go to her fashion shows or meet her when they are in town. They know her well and are very fond of her. Santino couldn't come as he's working on an ad film." Nandita remained unavailable for comment.