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Saif Ali Khan, son of the Nawab of Pataudi and one of Bollywood’s renowned actors will tie the knot with his long time girlfriend, actress Kareena Kapoor sometime next year. The couple has already started planning for their wedding. According to media reports, Kareena has chosen the veteran designer Ritu Kumar to design her trousseau and wedding ensemble.
Ritu Kumar is a well-known name in the Indian fashion fraternity. Having been in the business for over 20 years, she has dressed the likes of late Princess Diana and designed the wardrobe for three winning Miss Indias for their participation in international beauty pageants – Aishwarya Rai, Sushmita Sen and Diya Mirza. She also shares a great relation with Saif’s mother – Sharmila Tagore. Sharmila Tagore has walked the ramp for Ritu Kumar on several occasions and was even photographed for her coffee table book on Costumes and Textiles of Indian Royalty in the 90’s. Since Kareena will be marrying into a royal household, which firmly believes in culture and has kept it’s legacy alive, the designer who would design her wedding ensemble needs to be able to recreate the look and Ritu Kumar is just the one! Her signature style includes the use of distinctive colours paired with traditional fabrics and intricate embroidery.
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Though not much has been revealed about the outfit, Kareena’s in-laws want it to look traditional. The outfit which Sharmila had worn at her wedding, was originally her mother-in-laws wedding outfit which was passed down to her; and now Sharmila will keep the tradition alive by passing on her heirloom dupatta to Kareena. This will be incorporated in Kareena’s outfit. Reportedly Kareena is flying in and out of Delhi for her fittings. Also in all probabilities the designer will be designing outfits for the guests.