Saif-Kareena's grand reception in Delhi

Last Updated: Fri, Oct 19, 2012 18:38 hrs

Bollywood star couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor's marriage ceremonies ended with a mughal-themed reception at a government bungalow here on Thursday.

Celebrities from the world of Bollywood to top politicians of the nation attended the reception.

Prime Minister´s wife Gursharan Kaur, Union Ministers Farooq Abdullah, Rajiv Shukla and Jyotiraditya Scindia, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalian, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley, Congress leader Digvijay Singh, former SP MP Amar Singh, lyricist Prasoon Joshi and actress Nandita Das, cricketer Kapil Dev, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and designer Ritu Kumar attended the Dawat-e-Walima, that has been arranged by Khan´s mother and yesteryear Bollwood actress Sharmila Tagore.

"Bless the couple and join in our happiness," Tagore told reporters.

"The venue, the decor is not important. What I am wearing is not important, the marriage is. We are all very happy," she said.

The reception had started at around 8 pm.

Khan wore a Raghavendra Rathore creation at the reception while Kareena wore a pink gharara, media reports said.

Khan and Kareena had a registered marriage on Tuesday and later threw a grand reception at Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai where the couple reportedly exchanged vows.

Large number of Bollywood celebrities attended the reception amid reports that the couple had a ´nikaah´ ceremony in the hotel on Tuesday night but it was not confirmed.

Eminent personalities including Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri, industrialist Ratan Tata, actors Ranbir Kapoor, Amrita Arora, Malaika Arora Khan, Tusshar Kapoor, Priety Zinta, filmmaker Karan Johar, Salman Khan´s sister Alvira, actor Anil Kapoor with daughter Sonam Kapoor, Fardeen Khan, filmmaker R Balki with wife Gauri Shinde attended the bash.

On Monday night, the hottest couple of the Indian film industry had a ´mehendi´ ceremony and sit down dinner at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai. It was attended by family members and close friends.

Saifeena, as the couple is popularly called, celebrated their ´Sangeet´ ceremony on Sunday night at Kareena´s Bandra home.

Several Bollywood celebrities including Neetu Singh, Babita, Sanjay Kapoor, Manish Malhotra, Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu attended it.

Kareena lookeed stunning in an orange and gold lehenga saree designed by designer Manish Malhotra.

Khan on the other hand wore a white Nehru jacket over a kurta.

This will be Khan´s second marriage.

His first marriage with actress Amrita Singh, with whom he has two children, ended in 2004.

For Kareena, this is her second long-term relationship after she dated actor Shahid Kapoor for three years.

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