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Wedding not happening in London: Saif Ali Khan

PTI  Mumbai, July 17, 2012
First Published: 12:44 IST(17/7/2012) | Last Updated: 17:22 IST(17/7/2012)

The muhurat of the Bollywood's eagerly-awaited wedding between Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor remains elusive with the actor revealing that the marriage is postponed to the year-end and not going to happen in London contrary to the buzz about the change in the venue.

Earlier, Saif's mother Sharmila Tagore had said that her son would tie knot with Kareena on October 16 at Pataudi Palace in Pataudi village.

However, in an exclusive chat with PTI, the 41-year-old actor said that the event was not immediately round the corner as being reported.

"I have not fixed a date for the wedding yet. It is going to be a year-end wedding," Saif said.

When asked if the wedding will be solemnised as per Hindu rituals or a traditional nikaah, Saif said, "It is a very private thing...I don't want to talk about it."

Discounting the B-town buzz that the ceremony will not take place in India and the venue may be rather shifted to London, Saif said, "The wedding is not happening in London for sure. Rest all details about the wedding I can't talk as it is our private matter. It is personal."

Saif-Kareena in Agent Vinod

Saifeena, as the celebrity pair is commonly referred to, have been dating for five years and are going strong.

Amid numerous speculations and theories on the timing of their marriage, the couple had gone on record saying they would enter the wedlock at the beginning of this year after the release of Agent Vinod but that did not happen.

Then came another report that they were getting hitched sometime between March-April, however, the exact date continued to be elusive.

However, later in June Saif's mother and yesteryear actress Sharmila Tagore confirmed that the wedding was taking place on October 16.

Saif has two children- son Ibrahim and daughter Sara-from his previous marriage with actress Amrita Singh in October 1991. Kareena too was in a relationship with Shahid Kapoor before breaking of with him after three years.

In September last year, Saif's father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi passed away, following which the actor formally assumed the title of 10th Nawab of Pataudi.

As of now, Saif is basking in the success of his recently released romcom Cocktail where he is seen romancing Deepika Padukone for the third time besides newbie Diana Penty.

Directed by Homi Adajania and produced under Saif Ali Khan's banner Illuminati Films, Cocktail hit the screens on July 13. The film grossed approximately Rs. 36 crore in the first three days of its release.

"I am very happy with the response the film has received. I did keep an eye on box office collection. I am happy that the film is doing well," the actor added.

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