By Hindustan Times
It’s shaadi time in Bollywood. While actors Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza are set for their big moment on Friday, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor too, have started shopping for their likely March wedding.
Riteish and Genelia’s wedding celebrations kick off on Tuesday with a sangeet at hotel Taj Lands End, Mumbai, for which Genelia will don an outfit by designer Manish Malhotra. The wedding card circulated among their friends mentions the reception of baraat on Friday at 11am, the wedding rituals at 12.45pm, and the reception at the same venue, at 7.30pm the next day.
Riteish will wear a Troy Costa outfit, while Genelia is expected to wear an indigo gold lehenga by Delhi designer Ritu Kumar (see sketch). “It has a velvet top with embroidery and zardozi work,” says Kumar. However, both she and Genelia stay tightlipped on whether the actor will wear the outfit on the big day or at one of the other functions.
Sources close to the actor say she may also wear a Maharashtrian sari for a part of the ceremony, while for her mehendi, the actor will wear a gold and black anarkali suit.
Meanwhile, actor Kareena Kapoor has reportedly ordered a multi-layered waist-length necklace from a Rajkot-based jewellery store for her wedding. When contacted, Pradip Kansara of Kruti jewellers, confirmed that Saif and Kareena are buying jewellery but refused to divulge further details. The gold necklace will cost around Rs 40 lakh and will be studded with diamonds and rare gemstones.
‘Marriage is a banned word in my family’
While Kareena Kapoor may have started her wedding preparations in full swing, sister-in-law-to-be, Soha Ali Khan says marriage is a banned word in her household for now. Soha says not only her marriage with beau and actor Kunal Kemmu, but even the wedding dates of brother Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor are yet to be decided.
Soha, 33, who will be seen on the UTV Stars’ show, Superstar Santa, along with Kunal, says: “All talks of the wedding will happen post Agent Vinod’s release. Marriage is a banned word till then in our house.”
About her love life, Soha says, “Kunal and I haven’t decided about our wedding. But when we plan to get married, we’ll talk about it.”
Kunal, 28, says, “Soha and I are in a great phase of our relationship. Whenever marriage has to happen it will.”