May 162018
 

A week after their wedding, Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja find themselves mired in controversy

Anand Ahuja and Sonam Kapoor
Anand Ahuja and Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja tied the knot in a traditional Sikh ceremony. A week after the wedding, the couple find themselves mired in controversy for hurting religious sentiments. Reportedly, some former office-bearers of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) have accused SGPC staffers of not removing Anand’s kalgi (brooch) from his turban during the ceremony in the presence of Guru Granth Sahib, which is a violation of Sikh tenets. They have brought it to the notice of the Akal Takht and are demanding action against the SGPC members who officiated during the Anand Karaj ceremony.

While Sonam Kapoor is already back to work, the actress is at Cannes with husband Anand Ahuja, ready to unleash her fashion game at the style mecca. Sonam Kapoor and husband were spotted at the airport en route to Cannes. Sonam walked the 71st Cannes Film Festival red carpet on Monday and Tuesday to fulfil her commitment as a L’oreal Paris brand ambassador. Sonam Kapoor will be next seen in Veere Di Wedding and Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanjay Dutt biopic, Sanju.

Also read: Did Sonam Kapoor change her name to be neurologically perfect?

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May 102018
 

Arjun Kapoor on collaborating with Raid director, Raj Kumar Gupta, for a thriller based on India’s 2012 secret mission to capture India’s most wanted terrorist

Arjun Kapoor and Raj Kumar Gupta
Arjun Kapoor and Raj Kumar Gupta

With Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, Namastey England and Panipat, Arjun Kapoor will be seen straddling diverse genres of romantic thriller, romantic comedy and period drama. Now, the actor has given his nod to Raj Kumar Gupta’s next, India’s Most Wanted. The thriller is said to be inspired by a secret mission that was conducted between 2012 and 2014 to capture one of the country’s most dreaded terrorists.

Arjun Kapoor, who plays an intelligence officer, tells mid-day, “The film revolves around an event that transpired recently, but not a lot of people know about it. My character is straight out of a real-life incident. It intrigues me to play such a role.” The youngster believes that it will be exciting to collaborate with the Raid director who belongs to the school of gritty cinema. “He was the first director to call me after watching Ishaqzaade [2012]. He said he was looking forward to working with me some day. When he narrated the script of India’s Most Wanted to me, I felt proud of my motherland and its unsung heroes.”

To be shot between Nepal and Delhi in a start-to-finish schedule in July, the movie is slated to hit screens in May 2019. Gupta says, “I am looking forward to my collaboration with Arjun and producers Fox Star. He is a sincere actor and the best choice for the role.”

Also read: Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja wedding: Ranveer Singh and Arjun’s funny ‘Masakali’ rap

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May 102018
 

Chunky and Bhavna Pandey got married on January 17, 1998, at the same hotel where Sonam’s reception was held

Chunky Pandey and Bhavna Pandey
Chunky Pandey and Bhavna Pandey

Chunky and Bhavna Pandey got married on January 17, 1998, at the same hotel where Sonam’s reception was held. It was nostalgia time for the couple. Anil Kapoor had attended their nuptials and now they were at his daughter’s wedding at the same venue. Chunky and Bhavana have a daughter Ananya Panday, who is set to make her Bollywood debut this year alongside Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria with Student Of The Year 2, which is being produced by Karan Johar.

While Chunky Panday‘s daughter Ananya is set to make her Bollywood foray, the actor says nephew Ahaan will also join the bandwagon, but, Johar’s Dharma Productions will not mark his launch. Chunky was addressing reporters at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards voting weekend. Responding to questions on whether Ahaan would make his debut soon, he said, “My nephew Ahaan is just like my son. He is famous on Instagram and Twitter. A [film] announcement [involving him] will also be made soon. He is not debuting with Dharma. The other banner could be Yash Raj [Films]. I can’t talk about it, but good news is on its way.”

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja‘s wedding reception was a grand affair that saw the creme-de-la-creme of Bollywood under one roof. From Shah Rukh Khan to Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar to Saif Ali Khan, the A-listers were all smiles for the shutterbugs and blessed the newlyweds with their presence for the couple’s glamorous reception party.

Photos and videos, shared by celebrities on social media pages, were out instantly and looking at them one can only say Sonam Kapoor’s wedding reception was high on fun. Though Karan Johar and Ranveer Singh’s crazy dance videos going viral were on cards, it was Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Anil Kapoor’s performances that actually managed to steal the show.

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May 082018
 

Makeup guru Namrata Soni, who styled Bollywood’s resident fashionista on her big day, decodes her cracker look

Anand Ahuja and Sonam Kapoor
Anand Ahuja and Sonam Kapoor

Given the fashionista tag that has been attached to Sonam Kapoor, all eyes were on what the bride would wear on her big day. The actor looked resplendent in a red Anuradha Vakil creation as she married beau Anand Ahuja yesterday.

Ranveer Singh, Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor, Rani Mukerji and Arjun Kapoor
Ranveer Singh, Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor, Rani Mukerji and Arjun Kapoor

Speaking to mid-day after the Anand Karaj ceremony last morning, makeup artist Namrata Soni gushed, “Isn’t she the most beautiful bride ever? We went with little eyeliner, keeping the focus on eyes and soft red-tinted lips. The antique headpiece was her idea. We combined it with a basic bun, decorated with mogras.”

Sonam Kapoor was certain she would wear red on her wedding day. A source from Vakil’s team revealed, “Sonam was in discussion with Anuradha for many months. The golden lotus motifs were also a collaborative decision. We ran a few designs by her and she picked this one.”

Jacqueline Fernandez
Jacqueline Fernandez

Guests — including Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor Khan with husband Saif Ali Khan and son Taimur, Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Jacqueline Fernandez — started thronging the Bandra venue by 11.30 am as the couple proceeded with the nuptials.

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan

A guest at the ceremony said, “The traditional Sikh wedding comprised four laava pheras around the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs. The wedding vows were followed by lunch. The highlight of the lunch was when Ranveer and Arjun sang Masakalli [Delhi 6] on stage. Anand and Sonam couldn’t stop laughing at their antics.” Within minutes of her wedding, she changed her user name on social media accounts to Sonam Kapoor-Ahuja.

Boney Kapoor with daughters Janhvi and Khushi
Boney Kapoor with daughters Janhvi and Khushi

A few hours later, it was time for the grand reception. The bride dazzled in a grey Anamika Khanna lehenga while Anand Ahuja, unsurprisingly, teamed his sherwani with a pair of sneakers. Karan Johar, who had an act lined up, came with mother Hiroo Johar. Kangana Ranaut, Rani Mukerji, Rishi and Neetu Kapoor, and Jackie Shroff were present as well.

Also Read: Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja look like the perfect couple at their wedding reception

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May 082018
 

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s post-wedding celebrations at The Leela Mumbai were just as grand as their wedding festivities

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja at their wedding reception. Pics/Yogen Shah

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s wedding reception saw the who’s who of Bollywood and other eminent members of Mumbai’s elite in attendance. Bride Sonam looked gorgeous in a olive and white coloured lehenga, while the groom Anand was dressed in a black bandhgala. The Veere Di Wedding actress’ father, actor Anil Kapoor looked dapper in a black suit as he greeted the media. The dress code was ethnic and western attire. 

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja get ‘lovey-dovey’ for the cameras

Sonam and her Delhi-based businessman beau Anand tied the knot on Tuesday morning at the Bandra residence of the Veere Di Wedding actress’ aunt, which was graced by family and friends. The wedding reception was held at The Leela Mumbai in Andheri East, which is owned by the family of Sonam’s close friend Samyukta Nair. 

Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor

Sonam’s brother Harshvardhan Kapoor, uncle Sanjay Kapoor with wife Maheep and daughter Shanaya, son Jahaan, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jackie Shroff, wife Ayesha Shroff, Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray with wife Rashmi, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Sanju director Rajkumar Hirani and many others were on the guest list. 

Pre-wedding celebrations had begun from Sunday, May 6, with a mehendi, which was followed by a sangeet ceremony the next day. Sonam, after debuting in Bollywood with Saawariya in 2007, has featured in movies like Delhi-6, Aisha, Raanjhanaa, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Khoobsurat, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Neerja and Pad Man. Her performance in Neerja won her a Special Mention at the National Film Awards. Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja have been dating since the last two years. She was introduced to Anand by friend, fashion designer, dancer and actress Pernia Qureshi.

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May 082018
 

Like any other brother, Harshvardhan Kapoor too is possessive of his sister Sonam Kapoor. He gives a piece of advice to brother-in-law Anand Ahuja

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja wedding
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja with Harshvardhan Kapoor. Picture Courtesy: Instagram/harshvardhankapoor

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja have taken their marriage vows, and social media is over-flooded with their wedding photos and videos. While everyone from the film industry and Sonam’s close friends are elated with joy as she enters a new phase in her life, there is one piece of advice brother Harshvardhan Kapoor has for his brother-in-law, Anand Ahuja.

Harshvardhan Kapoor took to his Instagram account to share a photo of his ‘senior’ sister Sonam Kapoor with Anand Ahuja along with himself. He wrote, “Mush alert – Senior @sonamkapoor… there is no one quite like you and no one with a bigger heart. You’re a lucky man @anandahuja but remember I was here first! Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness and love #EverydayPhenomenal #SonamKiShaadi (sic).”

Isn’t Harshvardhan like any other brother, cute and possessive!?

Talking of bride, Sonam Kapoor, she was elegance personified as she chose to go the traditional way with heavily embroidered traditional red lehenga, chokers, and traditional jewellery. She looked stunning, whileAnand Ahuja looked majestic in a muted gold sherwani and a pagadi with ruby beads around his neck.

The reception and wedding party will take place at The Leela hotel in the evening on May 8, starting from 8 pm onwards.

Also Read: Sonam Kapoor And Anand Ahuja Wedding: Ranveer Singh And Arjun’s Funny ‘Masakali’ Rap

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May 072018
 

The would-be bride Sonam Kapoor looked ravishing in a traditional ensemble at her mehendi and sangeet ceremony on Monday evening, which was attended by family and friends

Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor at her mehendi and sangeet ceremony. Pic/Anaita Shroff Adajania’s official Instagram account

Sonam Kapoor’s wedding with Delhi-based businessman beau Anand Ahuja, which would take place on May 8th, will no doubt be one of the biggest Bollywood weddings of the year. Sonam’s mehendi and sangeet celebrations kicked off with pomp at Sunteck Signature Island in Bandra Kurla Complex. 

Friend Anaita Shroff Adajania shared an image of Sonam on Instagram, in which the Veere Di Wedding actress looked ethereal in an ivory and gold lehenga with embellished with ornate gold jewellery. The pre-wedding festivities saw family and friends in attendance, which consisted of the who’s who of Bollywood. There were rumours earlier that designers Abu-Sandeep, Anamika Khanna and Anuradha Vakil have been roped in to make her outfits. There is also buzz that she might opt for a made-to-order Ralph & Russo ensemble for the reception.

Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor waves at photographers ahead of daughter Sonam Kapoor’s mehendi and sangeet ceremony. Pic/Yogen Shah

Sonam Kapoor‘s beau Anand Ahuja, dad Anil Kapoor, brother Harshvardhan Kapoor, cousins Janhvi Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor, Anshula Kapoor, Shanaya Kapoor, aunt Maheep Kapoor, friends Masaba Gupta, Varun Dhawan, Swara Bhasker, Jacqueline Fernandez, Karan Johar and many others were snapped arriving for the celebrations. The 32-year-old actor will tie the knot with Delhi-based businessman Anand Ahuja on Tuesday morning in a private ceremony at her aunt’s house in Bandra. 

Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor’s cousins Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor at her mehendi and sangeet. Pic/Yogen Shah

The wedding ceremony on May 8 will be followed by a grand reception in the evening at a five-star hotel in Andheri. The families of Sonam and Anand, who have been dating for over two years now, announced their wedding last week in an official joint statement.

Shanaya Kapoor and Maheep Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor’s aunt Maheep Kapoor with daughter Shanaya Kapoor (R) at the mehendi and sangeet. Pic/Yogen Shah

To mark daughter Sonam’s wedding, Anil Kapoor’s wax statue at Madame Tussauds, New Delhi, has been given a makeover. His suited look has been replaced with festive attire.

Also read: Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s sangeet to be a grand affair

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May 072018
 

Sonam Kapoor’s mehendi and sangeet party for the industry people will take place Monday evening in the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), and is expected to have the who’s who of Bollywood in attendance

Sonam Kapoor at her mehendi
Picture courtesy Rhea Kapoor’s Instagram account

Sonam Kapoor’s pre-wedding celebrations began on Sunday at her home in Mumbai. The 32-year-old actor will tie the knot with Delhi-based businessman Anand Ahuja on Tuesday morning in a private ceremony at her aunt’s house in Bandra. The actor and her close friends and family kick-started the celebrations with an intimate mehendi ceremony at Juhu residence. Sonam’s cousins including Arjun Kapoor, Mohit Marwah, Khushi and Janhvi Kapoor, uncle Sanjay Kapoor and filmmaker Karan Johar arrived at her residence earlier in the evening. The groom was also clicked outside her bungalow.

The mehendi and sangeet party for the industry people will take place Monday evening in the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), and is expected to have the who’s who of Bollywood in attendance. The security has been beefed up at the venue of the mehendi and sangeet party. Sonam Kapoor‘s house has become a meeting spot for all her Bollywood friends like Varun Dhawan, Swara Bhasker, Jacqueline Fernandez and Karan, with them rehearsing for tomorrow’s function. The wedding ceremony on May 8 will be followed by a grand reception in the evening at a five-star hotel in Andheri. Sonam and Anand Ahuja, who have been dating for over two years now, announced their wedding last week in an official joint statement.

Inside pictures: Sonam Kapoor’s mehendi ceremony was a grand family affair
Inside pictures: Sonam Kapoor's mehendi ceremony was a grand family affair

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May 062018
 

Sonam Kapoor’s mehendi ceremony was a star-studded affair, which saw family and friends in attendance. Janhvi Kapor, Khushi Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Rani Mukerji and other Bollywood stars were present at the pre-wedding festivities

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja
Sonam Kapoor with beau Anand Ahuja during her mehendi ceremony. Pic/Instagram

Celebrations were at full swing at the Kapoor household, as Anil Kapoor’s daughter Sonam Kapoor gets ready to tie the knot with beau Anand Ahuja. The mehendi ceremony on Sunday evening was attended by family and friends, which included the who’s who of Bollywood. Sonam’s siblings Harshvardhan Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor, cousins Anshula Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor, Shanaya Kapoor, Jahan Kapoor, Mohit Marwah, Arjun Kapoor, uncles Boney Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, aunt Maheep Kapoor, friends Kunal Rawal, Masaba Gupta, filmmaker Karan Johar and many others were in attendance for the special occasion’s at dad Anil’s residence in Mumbai. Several pictures shared on Instagram have gone viral.

After dating each other for two years Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja will finally get hitched on May 8, 2018. As per a report in a major news daily, Sonam reportedly met Anand through a mutual designer friend, Pernia Qureshi. Sparks ignited and the businessman asked the diva out, and ever since they’ve been thick. 

The soon-to-be bride and groom made their first public appearance at Akshay Kumar’s bash honoured for Will Smith. And, ever since, he has made several public outings with the ‘Khoobsurat’ actress and her family. Both their Instagram pages are filled with each other’s adorable photos. Although Sonam never made her relationship with Anand official, her social media handle did all the talking.

Functions such as sangeet, will take place on May 7. A Bollywood entertainment portal reported that filmmaker and Sonam’s close friend, Karan Johar has some exquisite and customised gifts for her. It has pieces of jewellery, sarees, laddoos, and everything that the filmmaker has specially customised for the beautiful actress.

The Kapoor family is putting their best foot forward to make Sonam Kapoor‘s wedding with beau Anand Ahuja – a grand affair. From Sonam’s actor-dad Anil Kapoor presenting a high-octane Bollywood dance act to cousins Janhvi Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor dancing at the sangeet ceremony, the function definitely will be worth a watch.

Karan Johar, Rani Mukerji and Anil Kapoor
Karan Johar with Rani Mukerji and Anil Kapoor at Sonam’s mehendi ceremony. Pic/Karan’s official Instagram account

On May 1st, the Kapoors and Ahujas confirmed the wedding date through an official statement, which read, “The Kapoor & Ahuja families, take great joy and pride, in announcing the marriage of Sonam & Anand. The wedding will take place on the 8th of May in Mumbai. Since it is an intimate affair, we request you to respect the family’s need for privacy. Thank you for all your blessings and love,as we celebrate this special moment in our lives.” There’s no confirmation as to whether friend and frequent collaborator Farah Khan will be a part of the pre-wedding festivities as she’s currently nursing an injury.

Sonam Kapoor will next be seen in Veere Di Wedding alongside Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania. The film is scheduled to release on June 1st.

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May 062018
 

Karan was recently seen in Welcome to New York and the film, featuring Sonakshi Sinha and Diljit Dosanjh, also bombed

Karan Johar
Karan Johar

Filmmaker Karan Johar is in mood to take up full-fledged acting jobs. The director-producer, who made his acting debut in Hindi films with Anurag Kashyap’s box office debacle, Bombay Velvet, believes he is a “big flop actor”.

Karan was recently seen in Welcome to New York and the film, featuring Sonakshi Sinha and Diljit Dosanjh, also bombed. When asked if he would like to take up acting offers in Marathi cinema, Karan said, “I am a big flop actor. None of my films run. I did ‘Bombay Velvet’ and ‘Welcome to New York’. and both didn’t work. Nobody should cast me in any film. I should not be taken. No viability with me. I am a very big flop actor.”

The filmmaker, however, is ok doing cameo appearances in movies. Karan Johar was speaking at the trailer launch of Bucket List, a Marathi film that the he is presenting. The film marks dancing diva Madhuri Dixit‘s debut in Marathi cinema. Meanwhile, when prodded about “Kalank”, that brings Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri on the big screen together after a gap of more than two decades, Karan refused to comment saying, “it is not the right time to talk about it”.

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