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”.

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October 16, 2012 7:00 pm
There was no necessarity to have nikah.
October 17, 2012 8:32 am
Why not he accept Hinduism and live in peace!
Good Samaritan
October 17, 2012 1:30 pm
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
October 18, 2012 4:19 am
Sharmila embraced islam at the time of her marriage and her name was changed to Ayesah. Do not joke about it please. Syed
October 18, 2012 3:37 am
madness as u know is like gravity...all it takes is a little push...someone mentioned religion and just look at the debate then:-)
October 17, 2012 1:46 pm
jealous much?
October 17, 2012 12:53 pm
Don't forget Waheeda Rehman, a true secular face in India.
October 16, 2012 1:54 pm
Saif's mother is Hindu. So he already was half hindu :-)
October 16, 2012 4:17 pm
wonder if she would quit acting...
Abdullah Hussain
October 16, 2012 3:27 pm
Filmi peoples have very little knowledge or urge for religion.
True Pakistani
October 17, 2012 12:23 pm
i wish the lucky couple happiness.
Talat Ali Hamdany
October 17, 2012 5:51 am
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)
October 17, 2012 3:26 pm
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)
October 17, 2012 3:28 pm
because they have better things to do
October 17, 2012 5:59 am
I meant "under scrutiny"
temujin reddy (@temujinreddy)
October 16, 2012 11:31 pm
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
October 17, 2012 2:37 am
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
October 17, 2012 3:31 pm
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.
October 16, 2012 9:53 pm
That is worst thing to do.
October 18, 2012 9:33 am
good luck to both couple.
October 17, 2012 10:02 am
they have only one religion : human
Shahrukh Khan
October 17, 2012 11:59 pm
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.
October 17, 2012 10:49 pm
Yes, that is almost true in the land of pure.
Shahid Niaz
October 16, 2012 11:39 am
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.
October 17, 2012 9:18 pm
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
October 16, 2012 6:48 pm
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.
October 17, 2012 8:52 pm
They dont bother about that part of Mumbai at all.
October 16, 2012 5:51 pm
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 ......
October 16, 2012 10:37 am
These guys have only one religion " Film"
October 17, 2012 7:38 pm
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.
October 17, 2012 5:57 am
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
October 17, 2012 5:48 pm
Wish them good luck. Very nice and matching couple.
October 17, 2012 5:42 pm
Wrong! Sharmila converted to Islam upon marriage.
Mustafa Razavi
October 17, 2012 5:31 pm
i don't think most Indians know that Saif means Sword. Ignorance is a bliss.
October 17, 2012 4:45 pm
sooner or later will be divorce....wait until.....timepass
Madan Mohan Joshi
October 17, 2012 2:41 pm
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.
October 16, 2012 1:55 pm
Best wishes to both of you. I hope you have not forgotten the abject poverty not too far from your front door.
October 16, 2012 2:00 pm
They look magical couple. wish them good luck
October 16, 2012 2:53 pm
wish u good luck ALLAH bless saif and kareena bhabi....
October 17, 2012 10:43 am
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
October 16, 2012 4:33 pm
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)
October 17, 2012 10:38 am
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".
October 17, 2012 6:38 am
What a load of rubbish!
Saloo Bhai
October 16, 2012 11:23 am
Wish u gud luck
October 17, 2012 10:29 am
pakistan is very far from their home.......
Sadruddin Mitha
October 17, 2012 7:43 am
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.
October 17, 2012 12:33 pm
This is India, my friends. Humanity is the biggest religion here.
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