After the dreamy and exotic wedding of Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli, Bollywood's fashionista Sonam Kapoor is going to tie the nuptial knot with long-time beau Anand Ahuja. Both will exchange vows on May 8th, which was confirmed by a joint official statement by the Kapoors and Ahujas. It states, "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."
The big fat Bollywood wedding of Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja will see a proper filmy haldi, mehendi and sangeet ceremony. Preparations are in full force as her cousins – Arjun Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor will be dancing on the special day. While we hear Janhvi will be dancing on late mother Sridevi's song, Mere Haathon Mein Nau Nau Chudiyaan Hai, Arjun will be accompanied by Ranveer Singh for the song, My Name Is Lakhan. The magic wands behind their dance performances is the ace choreographer and their friend, Farah Khan
The mehendi is slated to be held at Sonam Kapoor's sprawling pad at the Bandra-Kurla Complex while the traditional ceremony will be conducted at aunt Kavita Singh's bungalow in Bandra. Those in the know say that Sonam Kapoor has been sending near and dear ones 'save the date' messages
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja's families were waiting for an auspicious date to make the announcement of the couple's grand day. But what's a Bollywood shaadi without media taam-jhaam!
Even the e-invites of Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja's wedding did the rounds of the internet. The nature-themed card is adorned with flowers and plants. The mehendi is at 4 pm on May 7 at Sunteck Signature Island, Bandra-Kurla Complex, where Sonam Kapoor owns an apartment
The dress code of the ceremony is - as they mentioned - 'Indian festive shades of white'. The wedding ceremony, according to Sikh rituals, will be at 11 am on May 8 at Rockdale, Bandra Bandstand, the heritage bungalow of Sonam's aunt, Kavita Singh
Guests have been asked to wear traditional Indian ensembles. Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja's reception is on the same evening at 8 pm at The Leela, Sahar. The dress code is Indian or Western formal. Guests have been told that their presence is the only gift!
Bollywood's glam-brigade, from Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Ranbir Kapoor to Alia Bhatt, and many other stars are expected to dazzle at fashionista Sonam Kapoor's wedding
Buzz is that Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja have bought a two bedroom apartment in Notting Hill. The couple will move to London soon after their wedding
Amidst all of this, Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja recently indirectly hinted at them being the "It" couple. A video shared by Sonam Kapoor on her Instagram story proved that the couple is head over heels for each other. In the video, Sonam Kapoor was on a video call with Anand, and he displayed a shoe to the former. To which, the to-be-bride questioned him, "What is this Anand?" He cutely said, "A gift." The conversation went ahead with the Khoobsurat actress asking him if this was his way of being romantic, by buying her shoes. She jokes around about it but at the end says, "They are amazing!"
Sonam Kapoor had confirmed her relationship with beau Anand Ahuja last year in May, as the actress had him by her side at the 64th National Film Awards. Sonam received a special mention for her role in "Neerja". Apart from Ahuja, Sonam's parents, actor Anil and Sunita Kapoor were also present
In 2017, Sonam Kapoor's mother Sunita Kapoor's 60th birthday was celebrated in London. We saw Sonam, father Anil Kapoor, mother Sunita, sister Rhea Kapoor in London along with Anand Ahuja, Sanjay Kapoor, his wife Maheep Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja are often seen spending quality time together and exchanging cute messages and pictures on Instagram. The couple took a vacay in London a few months ago and kept their fans updated with their cute pictures from the trip!
What makes Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja's relationship even cuter and relatable is that they are always goofing around with each other! Recently, Ahuja and Kapoor were spotted at Mumbai airport and the former's goofiness around his girlfriend brought a smile to everyone's faces
As the ambassador of a beauty brand, Sonam Kapoor has been making a sartorial statement on the red carpet of Cannes Film Festival for the past several years. However, the lady will give it a skip as the fest runs from May 8 to 19. Her film, Veere Di Wedding, releases on June 1. The wedding followed by the film's publicity blitzkrieg - it will be Sonam all over the place, this month!
Meanwhile, let's know more about Sonam Kapoor's would-be husband Anand Ahuja. Well, if you are an Instagram addict, you'd know Anand Ahuja. You'd know that he likes basketball, is obsessed with sneakers, and may or may not be actor Sonam Kapoor's boyfriend. Also, that he is steeped in fashion; he founded indie retail brand Bhane in 2013, and that he recently exploited his passion for footwear by launching a shoe lounge called VegNonVeg in the capital
Anand Ahuja grew up in the posh South Delhi neighbourhood of Jor Bagh, and now lives in Golf Links with a family that is steeped in apparel manufacturing. While that makes his career choice obvious, Ahuja says it was not until much later that he saw fashion as a career. "I was in the banking sector when I was in America, but then I landed this opportunity to work as an assistant buyer at Macy's. I took a pay cut just to do that, because it was so dynamic — you dealt with clients, buyers, brands…"
Later, the 32-year-old worked with his uncle in his wholesale apparel firm, and then assisted his father. "At Macy's, I learnt what happens between store and customer. At my uncle's, I learnt about what happens between the factory and the store, and with dad, I learnt what happens in the factory. All the experience came in handy [when launching Bhane]."
After months of speculation, it has been confirmed that Sonam Kapoor and beau Anand Ahuja are indeed set to enter holy matrimony. Both will exchange vows on May 8th, confirmed a joint statement by the Kapoor and Ahuja families. Here's all you need to know about the grand event, the guest list, mehendi and haldi ceremony, Sonam and Anand's love story and also about Anand Ahuja's professional life. Take a look!