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Kajal Aggarwal & Gautam Kitchlu to tie the knot at Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

Two of South Mumbai’s most eligible people will be tying the knot in the majestic ballroom of the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai on Friday evening. While the media reported that actress Kajal Aggarwal and Gautam Kitchlu will be having an at-home wedding (her parent’s home at Nagin Mahal building in Churchgate), it was obvious that their home will only be the venue for the pre-wedding festivities like the haldi and mehndi.

Kajal Aggarwal & Gautam Kitchlu to tie the knot

According to a close family friend, the family-only affair will have 50 guests in accordance with the prevalent rules of the Maharashtra government. After the exchange of vows in the evening, there will be an after-party for close friends. The couple’s wardrobe will be styled by ace Bollywood stylist Ami Patel and the wedding will be designed and decor executed by a talented young planner. All the ground level coordination is being managed by Kajal’s sister Nisha along with the wedding planner.

Gautam’s parents also live in South Mumbai, but the newlyweds will be moving into their own home shortly.

Gautam is a businessman by profession, and has launched a few companies. He is the co-founder of online furniture retail brand Fab Furnish, and set up The Elephant Company and Discern Living that offers home decor and interior design solutions. Kajal is an established and multi-awarded actress in the Telugu film history, and also has starred in Tamil and Hindi movies.

Gautam and Kajal are family friends, and started dating a while ago. They decided to take things to the next level, and in August 2020, Kajal shared photos of her dazzling diamond engagement ring on Instagram.

Kajal is the third star from the Telugu film industry to tie the knot in 2020. Actor Rana Daggubati tied the knot with interior designer Miheeka Bajaj in August, while Nithiin, another Telugu star, wed his long-time girlfriend Shalini Kandukuri, an HR professional, in July. Both the actors hosted celebrations in accordance with the existing pandemic guidelines, which meant fewer guests, smaller events and home venues for certain functions.

Earlier, celebrity weddings would be large-scale events inviting a swarm of paparazzi and crowds. However, the pandemic has forced families to scale down everything – from the guest list to the number of functions. As things open up gradually with successive unlockdowns, it remains to be seen if things will go back to normal like they were earlier in the days of big, fabulous Indian weddings.

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