Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan have apparently declined an invitation to a charity gala that's being hosted in Prince William and Kate Middleton's honour
A clutch of Bollywood stars are set for a date with British royals Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 10, but if sources are to be believed, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan will be giving the charity gala a miss.
Preparations for the special dinner at a Bandra five-star are in full swing and invitations to A-listers are said to have been sent out already. Shah Rukh Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor are expected to be part of the glitzy night, but what will keep the couple from dining with royalty? Sources claim the actor is busy shooting for Vishal Bhardwaj's Rangoon and his Begum isn't keen to attend the special event without him.
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan. Pic/Shadab Khan
"Kareena and Saif regularly travel to London and share a special bond with the city. The authorities hosting the event are aware of it and so, wanted the couple to be a part of the event. But, they have declined the invitation," informs a source. The British High Commission is reportedly hosting the special gala dinner and charity event in association with the British Asian Trust. The aim is to raise funds for three non-government charitable organisations.
"Kareena has confided in her friends that since Saif is shooting and won't be able to make it to the royal reception, she also does not want to attend it. Despite being approached by the authorities repeatedly, she does not want to go alone," adds the source.
However, the actress' spokesperson says, "Kareena is shooting for an ad in Bangkok and so, can't make it. Saif is shooting for Rangoon." Interestingly, when we contacted Saif, he told us he won't be shooting that day. "But I have other commitments," he said.