Saif and Kareena tie the knot

Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor on Tuesday October 16 tied the knot in Mumbai in a quiet affair after a five-year courtship.

Saif, 42, son of late Nawab of Pataudi and former Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and actress Sharmila Tagore, sealed his relationship with Kareena, 32, at his residence in Bandra through a registered marriage.

“It was a registered marriage with three witnesses – Kareena’s father Randhir Kapoor, her mother Babita and Saif’s mother Sharmila,” as reported by PTI news.

The couple who started dating in 2007, married in the presence of close friends and family as they had officially declared their intention to marry in the beginning of 2012 after the release of their film ”˜Agent Vinod’ in March.

Kareena wore a green salwar-kurta with a heavy embellished red dupatta wrapped around her with minimal jewelery, red bangles and left her hair open.

Saif, simply dressed in a grey kurta and white pajamas, came out with his new wife to greet fans from his balcony.

There is a buzz that a reception will be held on Wednesday at a city hotel. This will be followed by another reception in Delhi on October 18, and a ceremony at Saif’s ancestral Pataudi Palace in Haryana.

Although  Saif and Kareena have maintained silence on their much awaited wedding its Saif’s mother Sharmila Tagore who came out with the October wedding date.

Saif and Kareena featured together for the first time in the 2008 movie ”˜Tashan’, followed by ”˜Kurbaan’ They were last seen in Khan’s home production ”˜Agent Vinod’ in March this year.

The actor duo, popularly called ”˜Saifeena’, have appeared in several advertisements also.

Sharmila Tagore had converted to Islam after her marriage to Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. When asked if she would convert to Islam, Kareena had said, “It is a very personal question and I cannot answer it.”

After the death of his father, Mr Saif was anointed the new Nawab of Pataudi.

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