Here are more details on the wedding of film corporation heiress Avantika Malik, and popular actor Imran Khan.
Wedding card by Uttara Shah
The card is a combination of a colorful mela fan which is for the Mehndi and pre-wedding party (happening at the Malik’s Karjat farm on 8th Jan) and the wedding reception invitation, a yearly planner for 2011. The actual page on Jan 10th has the invitation. The theme for the wedding is black, white and silver. Both of these along with chocolates and pot pourri are contained in a black box
Friday, 7th January– Mehndi and Haldi ceremony hosted by Aamir Khan’s mother Zeenat at Marina Apartments, Union Park, Khar
Saturday, 8th January– Mehndi and Pre-wedding party
Monday, 10th January– Court marriage and post-wedding party at Taj Lands End
January end– Aamir and Kiran to host a high-profile reception in Mumbai
For the Mehndi and pre-wedding party the cooks are from a traditional family with a lineage of over 200 years. They’ve cooked for Nassir Hussain’s family for more than five decades, and the 22-member team, will be in Karjat with their vessels and spices. The menu is expected to feature Kakori, Shammi, Ghutwa, Boti and Sheek Kababs, apart from Nawabi kormas and biryanis. For the vegetarians, the food is from Mumbai’s famous restaurant Khyber.
Wear by Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi and Varun Bahl
Imran Khan is wearing creations by Varun Bahl and Manish Malhotra. Avantika will wear a Manish Malhotra lehenga for the wedding, and a Shantanu-Nikhil gown for the reception. Imran’s mother Nuzhat will be in a Sabyasachi sari and aunt Kiran Rao will be wearing a Sabyasachi lehenga.
Special Marriage Act
According to sources, the wedding will be registered under the Special Marriages Act, and not under the Hindu or Muslim law. Imran’s father Anil Pal, is a Bengali now living and working in the US. Anil Pal and Nuzhat separated when Imran was just over a year old. Nuzhat later married Aamir’s co-star Raj Zutshi.