Last we heard, actor Saif Ali Khan’s mother Sharmila Tagore and sister Soha Ali Khan had confirmed an October 16 date for his wedding to Kareena Kapoor. However, some sources reveal that the actor is insisting that no date has been confirmed yet.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, Saif discloses, “I haven’t fixed a date for my wedding! I’m yet to meet Kareena’s parents to sort out the date. It’s going to be a year-end wedding. As for excitement, we have been together [for a while], so what’s new? I’m 41, not an 18-year-old!”
His lukewarm reaction to his marriage leaves room for speculation: is there more to the story than meets the eye? Could Saif’s indifferent behaviour be an act to save Kareena from Bollywood’s married-actress jinx that has made many leading ladies lose their career after they got hitched (like Aishwarya and Kajol)?
“Honestly, I don’t want to make a big deal about my shaadi. I want a very small affair. I feel we’ll quietly get married and announce it later. Otherwise, it’ll get unmanageable in many ways. It will end up being no fun, and cause more offences. Who do you invite and who do you leave out? It’s crazy. The venue is also not finalised. Maybe we’ll have something in Mumbai and the rest will be follow in my hometown Pataudi,” the Hindustan Times, quoted.
Shahid Kapoor at Saifeena’s wedding?
On a separate note, he grapevine is buzzing with news that Kareena is interested in inviting her old flame Shahid Kapoor to the wedding reception. Interestingly, her hubby-to-be (or at least we hope!) seems to be onboard with the idea – if only he could agree to a finalised date as well.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 14th, 2012.
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