Shahid weds Mira in low-key affair

NEW DELHI: Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor on July 7 tied the knot with Delhi-based Mira Rajput at a farmhouse here in a ceremony attended by close family members and a few friends of the couple.

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.