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Bollywood's Khan and Kapoor tie the knot


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Newly-wedded Bollywood stars Saif Ali Khan (L) and Kareena Kapoor pose for the media outside Khan's residence in Mumbai on October 16, 2012. – AFP

MUMBAI: Bollywood glamour couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor tied the knot on Tuesday in Mumbai in the most anticipated Indian celebrity wedding of the year.

Kapoor, 32, and Khan, 42, held an official ceremony at the groom's home in the city, to be followed by an evening party at the grand Taj Mahal Palace hotel.

The newly-weds emerged to pose and wave to the large press pack waiting outside the residence. Kapoor appeared in a red bridal wear, while Khan wore a simple grey kurta.

Newly-wedded Bollywood personalities Saif Ali Khan (L) and Kareena Kapoor pose for the media outside Khan's residence in Mumbai on October 16, 2012.  — AFP Photo

The couple have been dating for five years and come from famous acting families, with their wedding attracting frenzied media coverage.

“Party time” ran the headline in the Mail Today, which offered breathless coverage of a pre-wedding function in Mumbai on Sunday evening.

“Dressed every inch like a bride-to-be, Kareena dazzled in an orange-yellow lehenga (skirt) and a shimmering golden choli (top),” it said.

“Beau Saif Ali Khan turned out more on the simpler side. He looked dapper in a white outfit.”

Friends have been tight-lipped about the private event, but the bride's uncle, actor Rishi Kapoor, confirmed to AFP that the wedding day would be followed by a reception in Delhi in the near future.

“It is a very joyous moment for our family,” he said.

Another celebration is reportedly planned at the Pataudi Palace, the ancestral home of Khan in northern Haryana state.

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

Khan's mother Sharmila Tagore is an award-winning actress and his sister Soha is also in the movie business.

Bollywood stars Saif Ali Khan, left, and Kareena Kapoor step out on a balcony to greet waiting fans after getting married in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. — AP Photo

Kapoor hails from one of Bollywood's foremost acting dynasties, started 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.

Khan, who has appeared in about 50 films including 2001's “Dil Chahta Hai” and “Hum Tum”, has two children with his previous wife Amrita Singh. They divorced in 2004.

Kapoor, entering her first marriage, has similar number of film credits to her name include hits like “3 Idiots” (2009) and “Jab We Met”.

She appeared alongside Khan in this year's spy flick “Agent Vinod”.

Comments (47) Closed

Padmini Oct 16, 2012 07:00pm
There was no necessarity to have nikah.
Pravin Oct 17, 2012 08:32am
Why not he accept Hinduism and live in peace!
Good Samaritan Oct 17, 2012 01:30pm
saif and Islam or for that matter Salman and Islam, or SRk and Islam or Amir and Islam, Ritwik and ISlam.....they all believe in Islam, as it is a religion of peace and they all are born to either Hindu father or mother so they are tolerant and do not believe the so called ritualistic or blind faith...the greatness of Indi is in the congrgation of faith and believes.....time for Pakistan to learn and respect religion, else one day the very person who wrote about Islam being puritan religion will face a Malala at his own backyard....I suggest watch the new Bollywood movie Oh My God!!! then you will know religion is nothing but nonsense....the greatness of India will triumph, the world will turn most peaceful the day all of us will start believing in goodness and not in Godliness....
The truth Oct 18, 2012 04:19am
Sharmila embraced islam at the time of her marriage and her name was changed to Ayesah. Do not joke about it please. Syed
leo*ni*das Oct 18, 2012 03:37am
madness as u know is like gravity...all it takes is a little push...someone mentioned religion and just look at the debate then:-)
sonia Oct 17, 2012 01:46pm
jealous much?
Indian Oct 17, 2012 12:53pm
Don't forget Waheeda Rehman, a true secular face in India.
shiraz Oct 16, 2012 01:54pm
Saif's mother is Hindu. So he already was half hindu :-)
Nasir Oct 16, 2012 04:17pm
wonder if she would quit acting...
Abdullah Hussain Oct 16, 2012 03:27pm
Filmi peoples have very little knowledge or urge for religion.
True Pakistani Oct 17, 2012 12:23pm
i wish the lucky couple happiness.
Talat Ali Hamdany Oct 17, 2012 05:51am
Mr Zee Shan is definately out of sync. In India Muslim Hindu marriages are if not common certainly there. I know of at least two such cases in Riyadh.
Khurram Awan (@thekhomi) Oct 17, 2012 03:26pm
bravo to saif for not making the narrow minded decision of getting her converted, stone age power of religion to divide humans is crumbling!
Khurram Awan (@thekhomi) Oct 17, 2012 03:28pm
because they have better things to do
Kaafir Oct 17, 2012 05:59am
I meant "under scrutiny"
temujin reddy (@temujinreddy) Oct 16, 2012 11:31pm
it is never been a problem in in bollywood look at all the actor couple most of the are different religions... salman khans mom is a hindu, sharukh and his wife, amir and his wives, Hirithk and his wife, sunil datt and his wife the list is big
Sm Oct 17, 2012 02:37am
Marriage in Hollywood, Bollywood and lolly wood is the joke. If they have religious belief, why they will be in movies. If people stop watching movies, these will be on the street selling sabzi.
Zahid Gix Oct 17, 2012 03:31pm
Lets not spoil the wedding. The picture shown above says onething only - they both look great with each other. Saif has a charming personality and Karina has no parallels in bollywood when it comes to glamour. They are both superb. I wish them joy and happiness.
mh Oct 16, 2012 09:53pm
That is worst thing to do.
farkhunda Oct 18, 2012 09:33am
good luck to both couple.
john Oct 17, 2012 10:02am
they have only one religion : human
Shahrukh Khan Oct 17, 2012 11:59pm
what does it make if he was married and had 2 childern? Mind set like you need to be educated for cenutries to come but then again Tum log nahe sudhar sakte.
gulshan Oct 17, 2012 10:49pm
Yes, that is almost true in the land of pure.
Shahid Niaz Oct 16, 2012 11:39am
Ten to twenty years from now, it will only be a minority who will have any consideration about the relegious beliefs of bride and groom for contracting marriage. As for Mr Khan he was earlier also married to a lady professing a religion other than Islam.
Ray Oct 17, 2012 09:18pm
Really! If you haven't noticed he is Muslim. I am equally certain there must have been some sort of Hindu ceremony as well! So, just be happy for them and refrain from making unnecessary comments.
Honest Belief Oct 16, 2012 06:48pm
What is the big deal about religion in this marriage? The main thing is that they are happy and legally married. Good luck to them.
Rao Oct 17, 2012 08:52pm
They dont bother about that part of Mumbai at all.
akram Oct 16, 2012 05:51pm
only in countries which evince religious tolerance and secularism ........... and where the ideology on which the country is based is not tendentious towards any one particular religion ......
RA Oct 16, 2012 10:37am
These guys have only one religion " Film"
spring Oct 17, 2012 07:38pm
yea...heard of secularism..these are muslims that are the moderate face of your religion. The ones that bring a good name to your faith who the world thinks is pretty backward and barbaric. Here we have a moderate who doesnt convert his wife, treats human like a human, is well educated, successful, rich, not to mention blue blooded (he s a nawaab for god sake), popular and you berate him for not marrying within faith. No wonder pak has a bleak future.
Kaafir Oct 17, 2012 05:57am
What is your your opinion on the idea of Saif leaving Islam so that his future generations dont have to bother about being under scrutinized under the lens of religion for every thing they do ?
Malik Majeed Akhtar Oct 17, 2012 05:48pm
Wish them good luck. Very nice and matching couple.
kumar Oct 17, 2012 05:42pm
Wrong! Sharmila converted to Islam upon marriage.
Mustafa Razavi Oct 17, 2012 05:31pm
i don't think most Indians know that Saif means Sword. Ignorance is a bliss.
zafeer Oct 17, 2012 04:45pm
sooner or later will be divorce....wait until.....timepass
Madan Mohan Joshi Oct 17, 2012 02:41pm
This is a big problem with Pakistanis - poking religion in every matter. My dear let the religion remain a very personal affair. God is meant for all human beings and not for a particular specy of humans.
milton Oct 16, 2012 01:55pm
Best wishes to both of you. I hope you have not forgotten the abject poverty not too far from your front door.
Unnikrishnan Oct 16, 2012 02:00pm
They look magical couple. wish them good luck
boupi Oct 16, 2012 02:53pm
wish u good luck ALLAH bless saif and kareena bhabi....
haris Oct 17, 2012 10:43am
There is a viral on FB which shows a picture of teenage Kareena (probably 10 or 15yrs old) congratulating Saif and his former partner Amrita Singh on their Marriage. Interesting thing was that, Saif replied to adolescent Kareena "Thank you beta" .... hahahaha
Muhammad Zeeshan Oct 16, 2012 04:33pm
Mr Shahid Niaz with all respect i partly disagree with your intellection. May be you are right about other religions, but all Muslims are not actors of Bollywood, and they certainly do not follow those actors. After a Hundred years, A Muslim will only marry a Muslim and not a non Muslim. religion of Islam does not take a turn with few non Practicing Muslims. I do believe few religions might take a turn in ten years, at least that is what we are seeing. Wishing she accept Islam whole heartily. peace on you my friend.
Ahmed Sultan (India) Oct 17, 2012 10:38am
Kareena aged 10 attended Saif's marriage with his first wife Amrita Singh in 1991. She congratulated the couple and saif said, "Thank you Beta".
rashid Oct 17, 2012 06:38am
What a load of rubbish!
Saloo Bhai Oct 16, 2012 11:23am
Wish u gud luck
roger Oct 17, 2012 10:29am
pakistan is very far from their home.......
Sadruddin Mitha Oct 17, 2012 07:43am
No doubt love is blind, nevertheless Karina should have thought he is a married and divorced person, father of two and a chain smoker I doubt if he would take any dictates from her in married life as a Nawab he would like to dictate but she is the major bread earner and has dominating personality in the Indian outlook and he is slightly inferior in this scenario. Let us pray and hope it survives.
Indian Oct 17, 2012 12:33pm
This is India, my friends. Humanity is the biggest religion here.