The high-profile post-wedding party that was hosted in Delhi by Begum Pataudi Sharmila Tagore saw the who’s who of politics walking in, from Rahul Gandhi and Mrs Manmohan Singh to Shashi Tharoor and Arun Jaitley…
Kareena Kapoor has always maintained that when she got married to her beau Saif Ali Khan, the whole world would know. And looks like she meant every word she said. After the grand reception that was held at the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai, attended by the who’s who of B-town, Saifeena flew to the capital of India to share newlywed happiness with the crème de la crème of the country’s political world.
The high-profile reception was held at a government bungalow and began around 8 pm at the Aurangzeb Road house, New Delhi. And birdies chirp that the venue was decorated in a crème-and-rose Mughal theme with an entrance that welcomed the guests with glowing diyas and fragrant jasmine flowers. The centrepiece of the display was a 200-year-old glowing red and gold carpet that we at BollywoodLife would love to own!
The guests who arrived early included Sitaram Yechury of the CPI-M, BJP leader Arun Jaitley, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, lyricist Prasoon Joshi and actress Nandita Das. And later, the Prime Minister’s wife Gursharan Kaur, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Digvijay Singh, Renuka Chaudhry and Shashi Tharoor and Union Ministers Farooq Abdullah, Rajiv Shukla and Jyotiraditya Scindia were also spotted congratulating the bride and groom. None of them stayed for long, but their presence was icing on the glam-bam cake.
Kareena, we are told, was dressed in an “old world ghagra in shades of pink” designed by haute favourite Manish Malhotra and Saif wore a beautifully knitted black sherwani designed by Raghavendra Rathore.
But it wasn’t just an event peppered with political guests. Making his presence felt was legendary cricketer Kapil Dev with his daughter Amiya Dev; his wife Romi was not present, having just lost her mother. And we also spotted filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, musician Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, designers Ritu Kumar and Manish Malhotra and more famous names and faces that we have breath for. And finally there was the elegant Sharmila Tagore, groom Saifu’s mom, who was dressed in a shimmering gold sari, greeting the guests and introducing her new bahu Bebo to everyone. Awww!
It has started with a bang, in spite of everything the naysayers have been bitching about. And now B-town’s devoted duo is married…in regal style! BollywoodLife wishes Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor a blissful wedded life!
Photos: Yogen Shah