The Nawab of Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan’s royal wedding to long time girl friend and Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor has been the talk of the town for quite a while now. The marriage is supposedly slated for October 16th of this year and is touted to be the second biggest Bollywood wedding of the year – of course the first being Ritesh and Genelia’s wedding earlier this year!
While the media is busy speculating on the specifics of the wedding, especially Kareena’s bridal trousseau, Bebo seems to have made up her mind on this particular aspect of her bridal avatar. Contrary to popular belief, Kareena has chosen to go for something vintage and a family heirloom instead of fashionable and modern. Adhering to the customs of Pataudi clan, Kareena will adorn a heavily embellished wedding Sharara that her mother-in-law, Sharmila Tagore wore 43 years ago, when she married the dashing Indian cricketer and then Nawab of Pataudi, Late. Mansoor Ali Khan.
Rumors say that the Sharara may undergo some modifications under the supervision of Sharmila Tagore’s good friend and designer, Ritu Kumar. Kareena’s good friend, favorite designer and not to mention a one of the most popular brands for Indian bridal wear, Manish Malhotra who also designed Karishma Kapoor’s bridal outfit, will be putting together the wedding trousseau for Bebo’s wedding. A source close to the Pataudi family reveals that it is going to be simple registered marriage at the Pataudi Palace followed by a reception in Mumbai.