Mumbai, Oct. 16 -- The much-anticipated wedding of Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor started with an intimate sangeet ceremony for family and close friends on Sunday evening at Saif's new duplex apartment in Bandra. The bridal couple arrived at about 9 pm, followed almost immediately by their guests.
Kareena looked gorgeous in an orange and gold lehenga saree designed by Manish Malhotra, with emeralds as jewellery, and Saif went the nawab way with a white Nehru jacket worn over a kurta.
The first guests to arrive were Saif's sister Soha Ali Khan with her beau Kunal Khemmu, followed by Amrita Arora and husband Shakeel Ladakh. Neetu Singh and Reema Jain came in together. Armaan Jain who, incidentally is being launched as an actor by Saif's Illuminati Productions, arrived later. Ranbir Kapoor, Kareena's other cousin, couldn't make it to the party. Saif's daughter Sara looked beautiful in an Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla outfit.
Judging by the vans parked near the building, the party was catered by the restaurant Joss, which specialises in European and Asian cuisines. Guests danced to songs like Disco Deewane, Halkat Jawani, Radha and Disco Dancer which were played on a loop.
Indoors, performances were put up by Karan Johar, Malaika Arora, Tusshar Kapoor and other close friends of Kareena and Saif, but after a while, guests drifted upstairs to the beautifully decorated terrace.
Meanwhile, out on the street, the assembled media tried their hardest to catch any news they could possibly get from the party, which led to such chaos that equipment was broken and scuffles broke out between media persons and curious onlookers. The police had to be called at 12.30 am, not only to control the chaos on the streets, but also to warn Saif and Kareena that playing loud music is not permitted in Mumbai after 10 pm. However, though the music was put off at 12.45 am, it returned louder than before at 1.15 am, and continued almost till dawn.
More on Saifeena wedding
The marriage, to be reportedly be held on Tuesday, is planned as a quiet affair with only immediate family members from both sides being present. It will be followed by a reception in New Delhi on October 18.
Saif-Kareena's sangeet ceremony was a gala affair
Bollywood couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor's pre-wedding party on Sunday at Bebo's Bandra residence was a private affair with the terrace venue covered to prevent media getting a peek. MORE
A to Z of Saifeena wedding
We bring you an all-you-wanted-to-know guide about the most talked about bollywood wedding of the year - that of actors Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan.FULL STORY
Only I'm doing Kareena's wedding clothes: Manish Malhotra
Manish Malhotra seems to have had enough of other designers taking credit and hogging headlines for designing the trousseau of his 'best friend' Kareena Kapoor. In an exclusive chat, the designer claims that only he has designed all the outfits that the actor will wear during various functions. DESIGNER SPEAKS
Four hotels, one helipad booked for Saif-Kareena wedding
The grand affair will have celebrations on several days. Apparently, the couple has booked many hotels for the same. One of these even includes the hotel where Saif Ali Khan had his infamous brawl. MORE
Formal invites for Saif-Kareena wedding go out
After we gave you a sneak peek of Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor's wedding invite, the formal card for the Dawat-e-Walima has been sent out by Saif's mother, actor Sharmila Tagore. VIEW WEDDING CARD
President invited for Saif-Kareena wedding
Actor Sharmila Tagore has invited President Pranab Mukherjee for the October 16 wedding of her son, actor Saif Ali Khan with actor Kareena Kapoor. MORE
Babita, Neetu end cold war, thanks to Kareena
Late Raj Kapoor's daughters-in-law, Neetu Kapoor and Babita, have nursed a mutual animosity for almost three decades now. While no one seems to know what triggered the fight, it's believed to be an internal Kapoor family feud.
Now, with daughter Kareena's wedding to Saif Ali Khan coming up on October 16, Babita seems to have finally extended the proverbial olive branch by personally inviting Neetu to the wedding. KAPOORS MAKE PEACE
Bebo Khan to visit Bhopal
According to Mid Day, Kareena Kapoor will visit Bhopal as Mrs Saif Ali Khan in January, two months after her October nuptials.
A source close to the family told the tabloid, "Preparations are being made at the Flag House, which is the ancestral house of the Pataudis in Bhopal. Chances are that Kareena will visit the house during her stay while shooting for the film."
What if Saif and I are already married? Kareena asks
First, they said she would wed in October. Then, rumours spread that her marriage to actor beau Saif Ali Khan was delayed, called off, and then, happening in Copa Cabana. Ask the bride-to-be herself, and she asks with a grin, "What if we're already married and nobody knew? FULL INTERVIEW
Saif-Kareena to wed in October, says Sharmila
Though Bollywood couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor continue to maintain silence over their much awaited wedding, his mother Sharmila Tagore has indicated that it would take place in October. STORY INSIDE
Saif-Kareena's wedding rehearsal at Pataudi Palace!
When TV show producer Rajan Shahi approached the management of Pataudi Palace in Haryana, seeking permission to shoot there, little did he know that the locals would mistake his unit and him for wedding planners. Rajan and his team were at the Pataudi royal family's ancestral home, now turned into a hotel, to shoot a short film revolving around a marriage, as part of the TV series Teri Meri Love Story. DETAILS INSIDE
Saif-Kareena wedding to happen in two parts
Much has been said about the impending wedding of Saif Ali Khan with Kareena Kapoor. The marriage is not in Copacabana or Maldives as reported but will be right here in India. The ceremonies will be held in Delhi and Mumbai. POLL INSIDE
Kareena Kapoor's wedding dress to have old world charm
After Sharmila Tagore, Manish Malhotra has spilled the beans regarding Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor's wedding. The fashion designer, who has confirmed that he is designing the actress' attire, says he will stick to the bride's simple, yet elegant taste. KNOW MORE
I wish Saif-Kareena a beautiful life ahead: Brad Pitt
While the whole nation is abuzz with celebrity couple Saif and Kareena's impending wedding, international star Brad Pitt, too, is clued in. The Hollywood actor has wished the couple good luck for their wedded life. PITT UNPLUGGED
(With additional inputs)
Follow us at @htShowbiz
Published by HT Syndication with permission from Hindustan Times.