Bollywood’s first couple to wed

Two of Bollywood’s top stars – Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor – are getting married in the Indian city of Mumbai.

The couple’s marriage was to be registered at Khan’s residence in the city’s Bandra area on Tuesday morning, an official said.

The hugely popular couple have been dubbed Saifeena by the paparazzi and are known as Bollywood’s first couple.

Khan is the son of former Indian cricket captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore, a former actress.

Kapoor is the granddaughter of actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor and niece of actor Rishi Kapoor. Both her parents and older sister have also been in the film industry.

“The marriage registration will happen tomorrow [Tuesday] between 11.30IST [06:00GMT] and 12:00 [06:30GMT] at Fortune Heights in Bandra,” Press Trust of India quoted marriage registrar Surekha Ramesh as saying on Monday.

“The notice had been submitted on 12 September and that they had requested that the registry be held at their residence. For the formalities, we will charge 1,000 rupees ($19; £12),” she said.

The couple held a series of pre-wedding bashes on Sunday and Monday, reports said. At least two receptions are planned for the newly-wed couple.

Khan, who is 42, was previously married to actress Amrita Singh and they had two children who are now teenaged.

For the 32-year-old Kapoor, it is her first marriage.

Khan has acted in more than 40 movies and won acclaim for Omkara, a Bollywood version of William Shakespeare’s Othello.

Kapoor has starred in nearly 50 films. She has won critical acclaim for many of her performances and won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her 2007 hit Jab we met (When we met).

 bbc

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