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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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Comments (28) Closed

Oct 15, 2012 08:15pm
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.
Oct 16, 2012 05:09am
Who cares~!
Oct 16, 2012 05:40am
May God Bless YOu
Oct 15, 2012 08:01pm
Oct 16, 2012 08:31am
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
Oct 15, 2012 03:06pm
Congratulations Saif and Kareena , But your couple is not perfect :) well have a happy married life
Mohammad Irfan Khan
Oct 15, 2012 03:23pm
congradulation marriage life. Allah aap dono ko hamesha khush or abad rakay ameen. from : mohammad irfan Khan Khyber Pukhtoon Khwea Pakistan
tabassum fahim khattak
Oct 15, 2012 03:29pm
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
Oct 16, 2012 05:32am
happy marriage life
Sayed A
Oct 15, 2012 03:10pm
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
Oct 15, 2012 10:16pm
Cant believe they have been dubbed as Pitt and Jolie's answer from India in this article?
Oct 16, 2012 10:22am
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
Oct 16, 2012 10:26am
They have been a couple for the last five years, so what's new in this..................
Oct 15, 2012 06:58pm
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
Oct 15, 2012 04:59pm
Oct 15, 2012 09:52pm
Jai Hind
Oct 16, 2012 08:38pm
I agree.
Oct 17, 2012 09:54am
good dictum for people
Oct 17, 2012 09:47am
Akbar married Joddha Kharab kya hai inter religious marriage mein?
Oct 17, 2012 09:45am
Shahid kapoor was better choice for Kareena. i dont know why young girls love buddhas?
Azam Chowdhry
Oct 15, 2012 09:16pm
Very good looking couple. Congratulations to both of you and best wishes as both of you start a new life together. Azam Chowdhry USA
Oct 16, 2012 08:28am
Rashid Ahmad
Oct 16, 2012 07:48am
Congratulations to the Groom and best wishes to the Bride. May they live a happy life together. Rashid Ahmad, Paris,France
Oct 17, 2012 05:22am
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.
Oct 15, 2012 08:33pm
congo................ bhagwaan aapko sukhi rakhe!!
Oct 16, 2012 02:54am
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
Oct 16, 2012 03:29am
Aishwarya daughter,kareena wedding..Too much media the way congrats !
tajuddin somani
Oct 15, 2012 10:57pm
What a big deal ? so what lot/most peoples get married