Finally, after dating steadily for five long years, Bollywood’s most celebrated couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor tied the knot on Tuesday.
Saif, 42, son of late Nawab of Pataudi and former Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and actress Sharmila Tagore, sealed his relationship with Kareena, 32, at his residence in suburban Bandra through a registered marriage.
A media report said, “It was a registered marriage with three witnesses — Kareena’s father Randhir Kapoor, her mother Babita and Saif’s mother Sharmila.”
The couple who started dating in 2007, married in the presence of close friends and family this afternoon. The couple had officially declared their intention to tie the knot in the beginning of 2012 after the release of their film Agent Vinod in March.
Randhir and his elder daughter Karisma later waved to the waiting fans and media from the balcony of the house.
Saif and Kareena after the marriage waved at the crowd as husband and wife. Saif looked dashing in a green kurta while Kareena wore a green salwar-kurta with a heavy
embellished red dupatta wrapped around her. She teamed it up with minimal jewelry, red bangles and left her hair open.
The registry marriage will be followed by a grand reception at a five-star hotel in the city today itself. A nikah has been planned at Saif’s ancestral house in Pataudi on October 17th while another reception is scheduled to take place in Delhi on October 18.
The entire Bollywood fraternity is busy celebrating Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s big fat wedding ceremonies that kick-started on Sunday night with a very private sangeet. Friends and families of the Kapoors and Khan wished the couple.
Khan, who is 42, was previously married to actress Amrita Singh and they have two children who are now teenaged. For the 32-year-old Kapoor, it is her first marriage.
Khan has acted in more than 40 movies and won acclaim for Omkara, a Bollywood version of William Shakespeare’s Othello.
Kapoor has starred in nearly 50 films. She has won critical acclaim for many of her performances and won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her 2007 hit Jab we met (When we met).
In the meantime, President of Jamiatul Ulema of India’s Mahashtra state, Maulana Hafeez Nadeem Siddiqui, has said that the marriage between Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor cannot be termed as “nikkah”.
According to the reports, he said that the religions of both the actors are different, and if Khan calls himself a Muslim, then he should marry according to Islamic law.
The cleric further said that if Kapoor wants to marry Khan, then she should first embrace Islam. He said as for now, the wedding taking place tomorrow is nothing “but a joke”.