The couple act

April 16, 2010

KARACHI: Whether it was Benazir Bhutto marrying Asif Ali Zardari or Imran Khan marrying Jemima Goldsmith, there’s nothing like a celebrity wedding to get everyone talking. We recap the last weddings in Pakistan that became veritable obsessions.

2004: Humera Arshad and Ahmed Butt

Arshad, a singer, married popular model Ahmed Butt while the two were at the peak of their careers.

2006: Saud and Javeria Jalil

Their wedding brought together the Pakistani film and television industries.

2006: Ali Noor and Mandana Zaidi Noori’s frontman

Ali Noor marrying Mandana Zaidi had the band’s fans in tears.

2008: Mani and Hira

Though Mani didn’t marry a celebrity, it still made headlines.

2009: Aminah Haq and Ammar Belal

Haq and Belal caused a stir with their campaign for the ABCD fashion brand, and their coordinating wardrobes made them one of the most photographed couples in Pakistan.

2009: Ali Zafar and Ayesha Fazli

Zafar and Fazli were engaged for years before the two tied the knot last year.

2009: Sana and Fakhar Imam

Sana marrying Imam had all of Lollywood’s female actors vowing to follow suit ... soon.

2009: Emu and Nabila

Even though the two had been together for a considerable period of time, their age gap still has everyone abuzz.

2010: Adnan Sami and Roya Faryabi

Sami’s first two marriages were dissected in detail in India and Pakistan - he’s hoping the third time will be a charm with his German-Afghan wife Roya Faryabi.

2010: Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza

A Pakistani cricketer announces he’s marrying an Indian tennis player. Cue to instant media circus, political statements and an unknown woman claiming she was married to Malik.

True drama!


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