Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor at a fashion show – File photo by AP
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor at a fashion show – File photo by AP

MUMBAI: Two of Bollywood’s biggest stars, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor, are set to tie the knot on Tuesday in India’s celebrity wedding of the year, a relative confirmed.

Actor Khan, 42, will marry actress Kapoor, 32, at the grand Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai in a union that has long been the subject of frenzied media speculation in the movie-mad country.

“The wedding is taking place tomorrow and then we will have a reception in Delhi later on. It is a very joyous moment for our family,” the bride’s uncle, actor Rishi Kapoor, told AFP.

The Bollywood couple, India’s answer to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, have been dating for four years and appeared together in this year’s spy flick “Agent Vinod”.

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor at a wedding – File photo by AFP
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor at a wedding – File photo by AFP

They both come from illustrious families with established links to the movie business.

Kapoor, whose hits include “3 Idiots” (2009) and “Jab We Met” (2007), hails from Bollywood’s foremost acting dynasty, begun by her great-grandfather Prithviraj.

Her grandfather Raj Kapoor was a cinematic legend while his brothers and a number of relatives have become well-known names in the industry. The bride’s mother also appeared in films in the 1960s and 70s.

Khan became the new Nawab (Muslim prince) of the former princely state of Pataudi last year after the death of his famous cricketing father Mansur Ali Khan, better known as “Tiger Pataudi”.

His mother Sharmila Tagore is an award-winning actress and his sister Soha is also in the business.

Khan, who starred in 2001’s “Dil Chahta Hai” and “Hum Tum” (2004), has two children with his previous wife Amrita Singh.

They were divorced in 2004.

Local media reported that a private pre-wedding “sangeet” (musical) party was held on Sunday at Kapoor’s Mumbai residence. She wore an ornate traditional orange dress with a golden blouse, while Khan dressed in white.

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October 15, 2012 8:15 pm
This goes to show how mixed we are and it is well known historic fact.Muslims and Hindus inter married for generations so we all have common ancestry. and we can have peace and love and mutual respect as there are many non Bollywood weddings.
October 16, 2012 5:09 am
Who cares~!
October 16, 2012 5:40 am
May God Bless YOu
October 15, 2012 8:01 pm
October 16, 2012 8:31 am
Where on Earth you come up with these comments? Neither Saif ali Khan is a practiced Muslim nor Kareena Kapoor has too much love of her faith. So please keep this inter-Martial statistics with yourself.
zeenat shehzadi
October 15, 2012 3:06 pm
Congratulations Saif and Kareena , But your couple is not perfect :) well have a happy married life
Mohammad Irfan Khan
October 15, 2012 3:23 pm
congradulation marriage life. Allah aap dono ko hamesha khush or abad rakay ameen. from : mohammad irfan Khan Khyber Pukhtoon Khwea Pakistan
tabassum fahim khattak
October 15, 2012 3:29 pm
oi na kar u kreena wat r doing why would u just bl;indly go for him i m shocked 10 yrs age diff is really a matter of concern for me i think u both will not suit each iother as wife and hubby
abid shah
October 16, 2012 5:32 am
happy marriage life
Sayed A
October 15, 2012 3:10 pm
Is there no other news in PAK? Why this marriage is considered a news after all. Marriage for these people have different meaning than normal human beings. Sayed A - London
October 15, 2012 10:16 pm
Cant believe they have been dubbed as Pitt and Jolie's answer from India in this article?
October 16, 2012 10:22 am
Best wishes to both .Mullah's are already entering the shamiana with their pronouncements even before the couple tied the knot.Let there be love and romance not organized by religions.
Mohammad Khan
October 16, 2012 10:26 am
They have been a couple for the last five years, so what's new in this..................
October 15, 2012 6:58 pm
saif's next marriage going to be after 21 years when he will be 63. His first married when he was 21yr. 2mths and now 2nd. when he is 42 yrs and 2mths so 3rd marriage will be in Oct 2033 - hahaha
Abdullah khan
October 15, 2012 4:59 pm
October 15, 2012 9:52 pm
Jai Hind
October 16, 2012 8:38 pm
I agree.
October 17, 2012 9:54 am
good dictum for people
October 17, 2012 9:47 am
Akbar married Joddha Kharab kya hai inter religious marriage mein?
October 17, 2012 9:45 am
Shahid kapoor was better choice for Kareena. i dont know why young girls love buddhas?
Azam Chowdhry
October 15, 2012 9:16 pm
Very good looking couple. Congratulations to both of you and best wishes as both of you start a new life together. Azam Chowdhry USA
October 16, 2012 8:28 am
Rashid Ahmad
October 16, 2012 7:48 am
Congratulations to the Groom and best wishes to the Bride. May they live a happy life together. Rashid Ahmad, Paris,France
October 17, 2012 5:22 am
Simple truth if she has not accepted Islam than their marriage according to Islam is not permissible. A Muslim can only marry people of the book i.e Muslims, Christian and Jew but not Hindus. I know my comments will start a chain reaction but this is a know fact and Saif Ali Khan has committed a shameful act and the full responsibility falls on him.
October 15, 2012 8:33 pm
congo................ bhagwaan aapko sukhi rakhe!!
October 16, 2012 2:54 am
Lets see how long this marraige lasts. She could have easily found a better one out of several hundred other eligible bachelors for a life partner.
Ravindra sanap
October 16, 2012 3:29 am
Aishwarya daughter,kareena wedding..Too much media the way congrats !
tajuddin somani
October 15, 2012 10:57 pm
What a big deal ? so what lot/most peoples get married
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