Shahid Kapoor marriage: A to Z of the most-awaited B-town wedding
Text by Medha Shri Dahiya, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Updated: Jun 30, 2015 11:28 IST
As the D-Day for Shahid Kapoor-Mira Rajput's marriage closes by, we bring you the A to Z of the most-awaited Bollywood wedding this season. From the guest list to designers, honeymoon plans and more; here's ALL about the shaadi.
Age gap: Shahid Kapoor (34) and Mira Rajput (21) are 13 years apart. And that’s one of the many things being talked about in this matrimonial alliance.
The first picture of Shahid and Mira that made waves online.
Bachelor party: Shasha’s friends are apparently planning it in Greece, says a little birdy. As for Mira, her bachelorette in Delhi also hit the headlines when Shahid flew down to be part of it in May.
Card-free wedding? Looks like it! While the wedding is definitely on the cards, there are no invitation cards for it as the couple wants to keep it an intimate affair and not give out too many details.
Delhi - the Capital of the nation also became the love capital for Shasha (Shahid’s nickname) as it is his would-be sasural. The actor visited it several times in the past few months to, of course, meet his Delhiite fiancée.
Endorsements — while the two are yet to tie the knot, several brands want to tie them in endorsement deals already. Reportedly, many matrimonial websites, paints, home décor, furniture brands have approached the two, hoping they will come on board as a couple. However, the would be couple is yet to finalise anything.
Forty — that’s the approximate number of guests to be invited at the wedding, which is likeley to be a low-key ceremony. However, the couple will reportedly throw a grand reception in Mumbai where the city’s who’s who are expected.
Greece was what everyone thought the wedding destination would be, initially. However, soon it became clear that the Haider actor’s preferred destination for the wedding is Delhi.
Home is where the heart is. And looks like Mira’s heart is already in Mumbai. The buzz is that our Dilli ki kudi has already started doing up Shahid’s Mumbai appartment.
Ishan Khattar, Shasha’s half-brother, will be the best man at the wedding. In fact, chota bhai has already struck up a great rapport with his bhabhi-to-be, Mira, and the two often chat about life in general.
July is the wedding month, finally. First a December wedding was speculated, then June was picked up as the month, but because of all the professional commitments of the dulha, wedding has been reportedly fixed for July 8.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
(Photo: Yogen Shah/HT) Shahid’s ex-girlfriend, has shown an interest in attending the wedding. While some reports say that he doesn’t want her at the wedding, some suggest that the first invitation has been extended to Kareena and Saif Ali Khan. So, will she be at the wedding?
Lady Shri Ram, one of the most sought after colleges of Delhi University, is also Mira’s alma mater. She graduated in BA English honours from LSR this year, and she was still a student there when she got engaged to Shahid.
Masaba Gupta has been picked up to do the outfits for the bride and groom. She is also one of the designers to be doing Mira’s wedding trousseau.
(Photo: Prodip Guha/HT)
No Honeymoon! Yes, you heard it. The couple won’t go for their honeymoon immediately after their shaadi, for Shahid will resume his professional commitments immediately.
Oh no! Say the ladies. When the news of Shahid’s engagement came out, it broke several hearts. And many are still nursing the heartbreak caused by Shahid ditching them in their one-sided love affair. Their status messages on social networking sites are a testimony to Shahid’s bewafai.
Pankaj Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor’s biological father, apparently got the alliance arranged, when he found a suitable match for his son at a satsang.
Questions we need answers for: why so secretive about the wedding, Shahid? And if you want it to be a secret, who’s giving out all the details? Did you take tips from John Abraham on how to keep a celeb wedding a secret?
Radha Soami sect is what changed our actor’s life. Shahid and his father Pankaj, as well as Mira’s family, are ardent followers of Radha Soami Satsang Beas. Reportedly, that’s where the two families became friends. Apparently, Shasha met Mira a couple of times and thought — that’s my girl.
Solitaires are a girl’s best friend, especially if it is a testimony to the bond called love and shaadi. And Shahid reportedly gifted Mira, hold your breadth, a `23-lakh custom-made solitaire ring
Three mothers will bless Shahid on his wedding day.
(Photo: Viral Bhayani/HT)
His biological mother actor Neelima Azim, his step-mother actor Supriya Pathak (Pankaj Kapoor’s current wife) and actor Vandana Sajnani (Rajesh Khattar’s current wife).
(Photo: Vidya Subramnian/HT)
(Rajesh is Neelima Azim’s ex-husband and Ishan’s father).
(Photo: Viral Bhayani/HT)
U-turns Shahid took. First he dismissed the news of his engagement. But when the news came out, he confirmed the news to Hindustan Times saying, "Marriage is on the cards sometime towards the end of the year and I think that’s all I can say." But we knew it all along that the big day celebrations were marked for mid year.
Vegetarian menu for Shahid’s marriage. According to reports, the menu was decided to be a simple vegetarian spread, because their guruji will be attending the fuction too.
Who is invited? Although the guestlist for the wedding is not a long one, there are a few names from the industry too, such as filmmakers Vishal Bhardwaj, Vikas Bahl and Imtiaz Ali, among others. And filmmaker Ahmed Khan says Shasha is upet with him, for he can’t make it to the wedding.
X-es to be invited or not? While there are rumours that Shahid will not invite his ex-girlfriends from the industry, there are also other sources saying that they will be invited. "As he begins a new chapter in his life, he wants to seek the good wishes of people who have been a part of his journey. That should automatically include his exes, Kareena, Vidya, Priyanka and Sonakshi. Yes, all his co-stars will be invited," a Mumbai tabloid quoted a source as saying.
Yaar ki shaadi pe yaaron ka dance. The buzz is that the close friends of the couple are busy preparing for the sangeet and the wedding.
Zubaan pe talaa. The couple and their family members have been tight-lipped about the impending wedding. But we have our sources, you know.