Saifeena Reception: Bollywood, Bebo and all that Jazz

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The wedding reception of Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor brought Aurangzeb road to a standstill, with everything being set according to the evening. The bungalow had been designed according to the Mughal theme of the reception and was full of guests. Fans were trying their best to get a peek into the celebration, but the security was tight and at least 100 police personnel had been positioned around the venue. The entire place had been decorated with mogra flowers and the stage had been designed with antique props to give it the perfect Mughal feel. The entrance had a much priced possession of the Pataudis- a royal embroidered carpet

Kareena wore a golden gharara with shades of pink designed by Manish Malhotra while Saif donned a Raghavendra Rathore creation. Sharmila Tagore was dressed in an eye catching gold sari and looked completely royal. She spoke to the media and asked them to bless the couple. Saif’s son Ibrahim’s sherwani was also designed by Raghavendra Rathore, while Sara wasn’t spotted in the wedding but was seen in the pre wedding functions.

The guest list for this reception was studded with Bollywood stars and politicians who came to congratulate and bless the couple. Kapil Dev walked in with his daughter Amiya Dev and said he was very happy for the couple. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Union ministers Farooq Abdullah and Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sitaram Yechury of CPM, BJP leaders Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, MPs Rahul Gandhi and Shashi Tharoor with wife Sunanda Pushkar, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s wife Gursharan Kaur were amongst the politicos who were present. Director Madhur Bhandarkar, actor Nandita Das, ad-man Prasoon Joshi, independent filmmaker Ashvin Kumar, director Imtiaz Ali represented the film fraternity. From the fashion industry were designers Ritu Kumar and Manish Malhotra. Musician Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and artist Anjolie Ela Menon were also present.

Bollywood stars like Kajol and SRK conveyed their wishes for the couple. There were wishes all over twitter for their marriage, and on the other side there were tweets all about their marriage as well.

Kareena and Saif had their registered marriage on 16th October at their Bandra residence, after which was a party at Taj in the evening with their close ones, a guest list of 80 people. The Kapoor khandaan was present and the cousins Ranbir Kapoor and Karisma Kapoor shaked a leg following a performance by Soha Ali Khan and her boyfriend Kunal Khemu. Apparently, Bebo was so overwhelmed with the celebrations that she choked when she thanked her mother for all the arrangements after the wedding. There was a buzz about a function to be held in Pataudi palace too, which the begum of Pataudi and Saif’s mother Sharmila Tagore denied. “The celebrations come to an end with the reception in Delhi,” she confirmed.

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