Shahid-Mira ‘Vivah’: Guests arrive, preparations in full swing


New Delhi: The ensembles are ready, family members have arrived, guests are pouring in, the venue is set with 50 rooms blocked at a Gurgaon hotel, and its grand Presidential Suite is occupied — preparations for Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor’s wedding here on Tuesday are on in full swing.

Shahid, son of Pankaj Kapur and his now estranged wife Neelima Azim, is tying the knot with Mira Rajput, said to be a graduate from the University of Delhi’s Lady Shri Ram College. They reportedly met due to their connect with the religious group Radha Soami Satsang Beas, and managed to develop a bond despite their 12-year age gap.

Shahid Wedding

Shahid’s family members started arriving at the Trident Hotel in Gurgaon from Sunday night and the arrivals are continuing.

The “Haider” actor, meanwhile, has wrapped his initial shoot for reality show “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa”, on which he is coming in as a judge for the forthcoming season. He will return to the shoot only after his wedding reception, according to a source.

From Gurgaon on Monday, photographs surfaced online of the celebrity groom’s father, veteran actor Pankaj Kapur – looking cool and casual in a pair of jeans and white shirt with a blue cap – and Shahid’s step-mother Supriya Pathak in a simple suit with a gajra in her hand, entering the hotel.

A source told IANS: “As many as 50 rooms are blocked in Trident, Gurgaon, for the family and guests, and the Presidential Suite of The Oberoi, Gurgaon, is occupied by Shahid himself.”

The Presidential Suite, a luxury two-bedroom residence, spread across a vast 5,300 sq ft, is adorned with original modern art, features an Italian marble fireplace and includes a dining room, study, pantry, gym-cum-yoga room and an outdoor pool, according to the official website of The Oberoi. According to a source, it costs as much as over Rs.600,000 plus taxes per night.

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