Antique props have been used for the grand mughal-themed reception for Saif Ali Khan and his new bride Kareena Kapoor in a spacious government bungalow here tomorrow.
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, BJP leader Arun Jaitley, former cricketers Kapil Dev and Abbas Ali Baig are among the invitees for the Dawat-e-Walima, being organised by Saif’s mother Sharmila Tagore.
The Dawat-e-Walima is being organised by Saif’s mother Sharmila Tagore
“We are decorating the entire place. The theme is off-white and gold with mogra flowers. We have a stage set up inside and it is all going to be in mughal style. We have used antique props, about 200 years old for the decoration,” Tipsy Anand, from event management company Good Earth, told PTI.
“The reception will start around 8 pm and we have been given a guest list of 500-600 people here,” she added. For the reception, Kareena, 32, will wear a pink gharara or a pink-blue or green sari, her designer Manish Malhotra said, while Saif, 42, will don a Raghavendra Rathore creation. Since a lot of VVIP movement is expected, security around the venue has been tightened.
“We are expecting a lot of politicians and B-town celebs so we will be taking extra precaution so that the guests don’t have trouble entering the venue. We will be only allowing people who are on the guest list,” said a representative of a Proman securitytech, engaged for the purpose.
The celebrations for the year’s most-anticipated wedding began way in advance with a pre-wedding bash at Kareena’s Mumbai residence on Sunday.
The wedding took place at Saif’s Bandra residence in the form of a registered marriage yesterday afternoon, after which the couple exchanged vows at the Taj Mahal hotel in the evening and hosted a post-wedding party attended by family, friends and who’s who from Bollywood.
Shah Rukh Khan with wife Gauri, Priety Zinta, Karan Johar, Tusshar Kapoor, Salman Khan’s sister Alvira, Anil Kapoor with daughter Sonam were among the attendees at last night’s bash.