Bollywood hunk Saif Ali Khan’s mother Sharmila Tagore has finally confirmed that her son will marry Kareena Kapoor on October 16 this year, reports Times of India. “Yes, that’s the date. Then a reception, though not a very big one,” said Tagore about one of the most anticipated weddings of the year.
The date has been decided in consideration with astrologers who believe it’s a lucky one. “The chosen date is a great one. Saif and Kareena will have a good marriage and they will be considered Bollywood’s most powerful couple (after the wedding). Their careers will get better — Kareena’s would be brilliant,” says astrologer Ajay Chandra.
The other details about the wedding of the year have come to light through reliable sources close to both families.
Kapoor is said to continue with her career, just as her mother-in-law did. A source says, “Sharmilaji’s best innings as an actress started after marriage. In fact, Saif was a baby on the sets when Sharmilaji was doing one of her most celebrated films Aradhana. Kareena intends to follow her mom-in-law’s career model. She will do two films a year after marriage. After she completes Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine, she goes straight into Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela.”
It has also been revealed that the wedding is to be held at the Pataudis’ ancestral home and will be a very quiet affair in the presence of only immediate family members from both sides. “Since it’s still so soon after the family patriarch Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi passed away, the entire family agreed to a low-key wedding. Kareena and her folks readily agreed to a closed family-only wedding. However, a large reception after the wedding was seen to be imperative, considering both Saif and Kareena have such a vast network of friends in the film industry,” says a source.
The venue for the wedding reception is still undecided, though chances are that the couple would fly down the same day after the wedding at Pataudi to Mumbai for the reception.“The details are now being worked out. But the honeymoon won’t occur immediately. She has no intentions of letting her career slacken after marriage,” adds the source.
(With additional information from Hindustan Times)
Published in The Express Tribune, June 6th, 2012.