Vivah of the year: Shahid, Mira set for the wedding day
The much awaited marriage day of Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, 34, and Delhi girl Mira Rajput, 21, has finally arrived. The couple is set to tie the knot on July 7 in Delhi.bollywood Updated: Jul 06, 2015 17:21 IST
The ensembles are ready, family members have arrived, guests are pouring in, the venue is set with 50 rooms blocked at a Gurgaon hotel, and its grand Presidential Suite is occupied -- preparations for the 'Vivah' of the year are on in full swing.
The couple met due to their connect with the religious group Radha Soami Satsang Beas, and managed to develop a bond despite their 13-year age gap.
Shahid's family members started arriving at the Trident Hotel in Gurgaon from Sunday night and the arrivals are continuing.
Shahid Kapoor at the Mumbai airport. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Some photographs have surfaced of the celebrity groom's father, veteran actor Pankaj Kapur - looking cool and casual in a pair of jeans and white shirt with a blue cap - and Shahid's step-mother Supriya Pathak in a simple suit with a gajra in her hand, entering the hotel.
Shahid Kapoor's photographs have also arrived in which he is seen at the Mumbai airport.
The Presidential Suite, a luxury two-bedroom residence, spread across a vast 5,300 sq ft, is adorned with original modern art, features an Italian marble fireplace and includes a dining room, study, pantry, gym-cum-yoga room and an outdoor pool, according to the official website of The Oberoi. According to a source, it costs as much as over Rs 600,000 plus taxes per night.
Supriya Pathak at The Oberoi, Gurgaon. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
For a function, the Grand Ballroom of The Oberoi has been booked. Reports indicate that the nuptials will take place at a Chhatarpur farm, followed by an after-party at the hotel's ballroom, which can accommodate around 500 people.
According to a source close to the Jab We Met and Vivah actor, the function is planned as a "small gathering with no big celebrities".
Pankaj Kapur at The Oberoi, Gurgaon. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
"Only very close family and friends of the couple will be attending the wedding. A wedding reception in Mumbai on July 12 will be a big grand affair with Bollywood celebrities in attendance," a source close to the family told IANS.
A few days ago, a wedding card of the duo was leaked online. It seems subtle and features motifs of a peacock, and reads that the celebrations in The Oberoi will begin at 7 p.m. The card also reads: "No gifts please. Blessings only."
For the ensembles, designer Kunal Rawal, a close friend of Shahid, has been roped in to design the outfit for the groom, while ace designer Anamika Khanna is said to have created the wedding dress for Mira.
Buzz is also that the couple will be unable to head out for a honeymoon immediately as Shahid has work commitments to look after.
(With inputs from IANS)
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