The theme of Saif and Kareena's reception is off-white and gold with mogra flowers
Antique props have been used for
the grand mughal-themed reception for Saif Ali Khan and his
new bride Kareena Kapoor in a spacious government bungalow
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Deputy Chairman of the
Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Delhi Chief
Minister Sheila Dikshit, BJP leader Arun Jaitley, former
cricketers Kapil Dev and Abbas Ali Baig are among the invitees
for the Dawat-e-Walima
, being organised by Saif's mother
Sharmila Tagore. The Dawat-e-Walima is being organised by Saif's mother
"We are decorating the entire place. The theme is
off-white and gold with mogra
flowers. We have a stage set
up inside and it is all going to be in mughal style. We have
used antique props, about 200 years old for the decoration,"
Tipsy Anand, from event management company Good Earth, told
"The reception will start around 8 pm and we have been
given a guest list of 500-600 people here," she added.
For the reception, Kareena, 32, will wear a pink gharara
or a pink-blue or green sari, her designer Manish Malhotra
said, while Saif, 42, will don a Raghavendra Rathore creation.
Since a lot of VVIP movement is expected, security around
the venue has been tightened.
"We are expecting a lot of politicians and B-town celebs
so we will be taking extra precaution so that the guests don't
have trouble entering the venue. We will be only allowing
people who are on the guest list," said a representative of
a Proman securitytech, engaged for the purpose.
The celebrations for the year's most-anticipated wedding
began way in advance with a pre-wedding bash at Kareena's
Mumbai residence on Sunday.
The wedding took place at Saif's Bandra residence in the
form of a registered marriage on Tuesday, after which
the couple exchanged vows at the Taj Mahal hotel in the
evening and hosted a post-wedding party attended by family,
friends and who's who from Bollywood.
Shah Rukh Khan with wife Gauri, Priety Zinta, Karan
Johar, Tusshar Kapoor, Salman Khan's sister Alvira, Anil
Kapoor with daughter Sonam were among the attendees at last