On Valentine’s Day, of course, our thoughts turn to love. As I beat my way through the mountain of cards surrounding my letter box this morning, whilst humming Love Is In The Air and sucking on a pink heart-shaped lollipop, I remembered that Amrita Arora must be thinking of love on this special day with her wedding just a few weeks away.
The Golmaal Returns and Red: The Dark Side actress will be teaming up with her beau Shakeel Ladakh on March 6th. The nikaah ceremony will take place in the afternoon and will be followed by a grand reception at the Taj Lands End Hotel in Bandra. Before that, there will be a huge party for young friends on March 1st, a church wedding on March 4th and a Sangeet ceremony on March 5th. “Everyone is on their toes with all the preparations,” says a source, “Kareena Kapoor is helping her best friend with the shopping. Bebo is going to be Amrita’s bridesmaid and sister Malaika will be her maid of honour.”
The guest list reads like a Bollywood roll of honour with Shah Rukh Khan, Chunky Pandey, Farah Khan, Fardeen and Zayed Khan, Anil Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna, Preity Zinta and Saif Ali Khan all expected to attend.
Amrita’s next movie release is Kambakht Ishq with Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and Denise Richards — and a host of cameo appearances from the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Brandon Routh and Arnold Schwarzenegger.