Shahid weds Mira in low-key affair
The nuptials drew immense media interest, but Kapoor’s wish of keeping all details guarded turned out to be quite successful as the paparazzi largely failed to get a glimpse of either the duo, the wedding proceedings or even the guests.
The 35-year-old Vivah actor, wanted it to be a close-knit affair and so, only about 50 people are reported to have been present to witness his union with Rajput, 21 and a graduate from Delhi university’s Lady Shri Ram College.
Kapoor and Rajput, who got engaged earlier this year, reportedly met at a satsang as both their families are followers of the religious group Radha Soami Satsang Beas. After having dated actress Kareena Kapoor Khan for three years and following link-ups with co-stars including Vidya Balan, Priyanka Chopra and Bipasha Basu, it’s interesting how Shahid — son of veteran actors Pankaj Kapur and his now estranged wife Neelima Azim — has chosen to settle down with a woman who has no previous connection with the film industry.
Earlier this year, while acknowledging his relationship status with Rajpur, he had shared with the media that “she is a normal girl and I am a normal guy, and we should treat it like something normal and regular”.
According to sources close to the actor, he wanted their wedding also to be a simple affair, and he has left all the glamour and glitz to happen at a grand celebration in Mumbai on July 12. It is likely to be attended by Bollywood celebrities galore.
But before that, a post-wedding celebration is slated for July 7 night at a luxury hotel, where Shahid has also booked the Presidential Suite, priced at over INRs 600,000 per night, for himself, a source told IANS. At another hotel, as many as 50 rooms were booked for the wedding guests. The groom arrived in Delhi only on July 6 in time for his sangeet ceremony at a farmhouse, where he was seen dancing away with Mira on the song Saj dhaj ke tashan mein rehna — as revealed by some videos leaked online. Another image featuring Shahid on one knee, with Mira dancing, went viral after celebrity photographer Rohan Shrestha shared it on Twitter on July 6 night.
After their wedding, the duo has no time for a honeymoon. Shahid has to return to shoot celebrity dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded, where he is coming in as a judge.