Actress Sonam Kapoor is all set to tie the knot next month to her businessman boyfriend Anand Ahuja. While the much-awaited wedding was in the mystery zone for the longest time, the wedding dates are finally out.
The nuptial that was supposed to take place in April was postponed due to security and privacy reasons. Now, as oppose to earlier dates of April 29 and 30, the wedding shenanigans are set for May 7 and 8.
And if sources are to be believed, the guests have been asked to keep themselves free on the said dates. “So far guests have not been told about detailed wedding plans. They have only been asked to keep themselves available on May 7 and 8 for the wedding,” says a source close to the Kapoor family.
Well, not only the dates but also the venue has been changed as the Kapoors were first contemplating a big fat Punjabi destination wedding. “Due to Sonam’s aunt Sridevi’s sudden demise, the festivities have been curtailed. It will now be an intimate affair in Mumbai. Followed by a fairly large wedding reception in Mumbai and another in Delhi for the groom’s family and friends,” says the source.
The source further adds that there will be no profligacy to the wedding. “Both, Sonam and Anand are against any undue lavishness at the wedding. Initially Sonam’s parents (Anil and Sunita Kapoor) insisted on a lavish wedding. But later Anil agreed to set aside his plans,” adds the source.
The actress had mentioned a while back that she is not in favour of over-spending. “She has already spoken on the issue of lavish weddings at a Dubai event. Although she didn’t say it was about her own wedding, but the media drew its own conclusions. And that’s fine,” says the source close to Sonam, adding, “This will be a very basic and simple wedding. She will follow all the rituals but will do away with the flamboyance and wastage.”
One of the locations for the wedding is the Bhavnani bungalow. Sonam’ s maternal grandmother expired a while back and her bungalow near Shah Rukh Khan’s Mannat is the wedding location. Sonam’s grandma is also Ranveer Singh’s paternal grandmother. Ranveer Singh may thus be a defacto invitee at the wedding.
— With inputs from Subhash K. Jha, Uma Ramasubramanian and Sanskriti Media...