Yograj Singh, cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s father, has said he will not attend his son’s wedding on November 30 at a gurdwara in Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab.
“It is my misfortune that I will not be attending the traditional wedding of my son ... I had told Yuvraj’s mother that I will not attend the wedding if it is solemnised at any guru or dera sect or involves any religious guru. It’s destiny, I will not go. I only believe in God and not religious gurus,” Yograj said.
The left-hander is getting married to British-Mauritian model and actor Hazel Keech.
“I won’t even go to the house of my father uninvited. But I will attend the mehndi function at Hotel Lalit on November 29. I was invited with respect by my son and my name is printed on the invites. I will go there as my son wants me to be there,” he said.
Yograj, who is a Punjabi film actor and former cricketer, said the November 29 ceremony is the only one that he will be attending and won’t go to other functions planned in Delhi and Goa early in December.
He also said people should spend judiciously at marriages and avoid spending crores while commenting on the money being splurged on weddings.
“I feel when women take over, men should just shut up and take the backseat. Yuvraj’s mother Shabnam has a lot of money and it is her choice how she organises the wedding, but she should spend carefully,” he said.
Yograj and Shabnam divorced years ago. After his parents divorced, Yuvraj chose to stay with his mother.
Yograj was all praise for his would-be daughter-in-law Hazel and said that she is an “angel”.
“Even though she has been brought up in a western culture, she is rooted and gives a lot of importance to values and traditions. I know she will bring a positive change in the family and bring the brothers and sisters close to each other. Yuvraj and Hazel are like parents to their younger brother and sisters,” he said.