… And today is the years biggest Bollywood wedding. Arpita Khan, the darling sister of the Khan brothers, and the youngest and most pampered daughter of Salim Khan and Helen, is all set to say “I Do”, today, 18 Nov, 2014. The ‘Baraat’ ceremony will be at 4 PM in the evening, and the ‘Jai Mala’ will take place at 5 PM, today.
For those who are unaware, Arpita Khan will tie the knot to her long-time businessman boyfriend Aayush Sharma, who also aspires to make a name for himself in Bollywood. As we already know, Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad has been chosen as the wedding venue and family and close relatives have already checked into the heritage hotel yesterday, 17 Nov. Post wedding, the Khan-daan will throw a larger-than-life reception in Mumbai, on 21 Nov. Meanwhile, back in Mumbai, Salman’s Galaxy apartment has been lit up like never before. Salman Khan is doing everything to make his sister’s big day even more grand, special and memorable.
Arpita Khan’s Mehendi and Sangeet ceremony took place on November 16. We hear that, the haldi and mehendi was a complete family affair, attended by Helen, Sangeeta Bijlani, Sohail Khan, Alvira Khan, and Atul Agnihotri, among others.
The Sangeet, on the other hand, took place at the Taj Lands End, Mumbai, and saw several B-town celebs including Salman Khan’s ex, Katrina Kaif, who set the stage on fire as she belly danced to her popular item song Sheila Ki Jawaani. Apparently, the Khan bros gave mind-blowing performances. While Salman showed off his sexy moves through his towel dance on “Jeene ke hain chaar din”, Arbaaz shook a leg on “Hudd hudd Dabangg” and Sohail danced to the title track of “Jai Ho”. Shahrukh Khan too dropped in at the Galaxy apartment to bless the to-be-bride.
Wedding card and Guest list
Did you know, Arpita and Ayush’s wedding card has been designed in combinations of gold and floral pink? Yes, that true. Extraordinary, isn’t it? Well, after all, it’s in the Khan-daan. We hear that the invitation cards have been sent out to several biggies, not only from the film industry, but also from the cricket world, politics, and the world of business. Invitees include President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Bollywood stars including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan with wifey Gauri, Aamir Khan and wife Kiran Rao, Saif and his wife Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Karan Johar, David Dhawan, among others have been invited to bless the couple. South superstars including Kamal Haasan, Vijay and Chiranjeevi have also been invited.
The menu will see: Hyderabadi biryani, Khobani ka meetha Kache gosh ki biryani, Haleem, Fum ka murgh and Dahi ka kabab.
Arpita Khan’s wedding attire has been designed by designer duo, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. Also Sohail Khan’s wife, Seema Khan, who is a leading fashion designer, has designed outfits for the ladies of the Khan family. Close friend Vikram Phandis too designed some outfits for the Khan-daan. We hear that Sangeeta Bijlani has been closely involved in Arpita’s jewelry and trousseau shopping.
We can’t wait to see Arpita Khan in her wedding outfit. Stay tuned to FashionLady for all the latest updates on the big fat Bollywood wedding of the year.