Mumbai, Nov. 17 -- Salman Khan is busy preparing for the nuptials of his youngest sister Arpita Khan and her fiance Aayush Sharma. The last family wedding for the Khans took place 16 years ago, when Sohail Khan got married to his long-time girlfriend Seema Sachdev in 1998.
The family, as a result, is thoroughly excited about making this one a special occasion. Over 200 guests are expected to attend the functions. While the wedding will take place at a heritage hotel in Hyderabad on November 18, they will return to Mumbai for the reception at a suburban hotel on November 21. Here's a look at some of the latest developments.
Will Arpita's wedding be boycotted by photographers?
In July this year, the Bombay News Photographers Association (BNPA) had called for a ban on taking Salman Khan's photographs after an untoward incident took place with some lensmen at an event. Does that mean they won't cover the actor's sister's wedding? Rajanish Kakade, secretary, BNPA, tells us, "We had banned Salman, not his family members. But as of now, we haven't taken a stand on whether we will cover the wedding or not. Our members will meet soon and decide. Ultimately, everything depends on Salman and whether he wants us to come or not."
Bollywood special make-up and designer clothes
Celebrity make-up artist and hair stylist Daniel Bauer - who has worked with the likes of Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in the past - has been roped in to do the hair and make-up for Arpita. Meanwhile, Salman and his two younger brothers - Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan - will be dressed in garments designed by Raghavendra Rathore.
Salman won't perform kanyadaan rituals for Arpita
Salman Khan recently attended the wedding of his rakhi sister, Shweta Rohira, in Goa, where he performed the kanyadaan ritual. In no time, rumours started doing the rounds claiming Salman would do the same for Arpita's wedding too. But the actor's father, Salim Khan, denies the news. "Why will Salman do the kanyadaan till I am alive?" he asks.
There was also some news about Salman gifting Arpita a three bedroom apartment in Mumbai. "We have a lot of properties and she can choose whatever she wants. It's not like once she is married she will cease to be our daughter. She can ask for whatever she wants, and we will always be there for her," adds the doting father.