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PIX: Saif-Kareena's star-studded Delhi reception

Last updated on: October 19, 2012 11:30 IST

PIX: Saif-Kareena's star-studded Delhi reception

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After the lavish wedding celebrations held in Mumbai for Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor's filmi friends, the newlyweds flew to New Delhi for the Daawat-E-Walima on October 18.

Held at a plush bungalow on Aurangzeb Road, the do was attended by Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, among other prominent politicos, filmi celebrities and the capital's swish set.

Saif's daughter Sara Ali Khan wore a neon green anarkali at the do.


Image: Sarah Ali Khan
Photographs: Ashok Vahie

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Sharmila Tagore

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Saif Ali Khan's mum Sharmila Tagore, who'd organised the Delhi reception, looked elegant in a gold sari.


Image: Sharmila Tagore
Photographs: Ashok Vahie

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The venue

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The entrance of the spacious venue was adorned with curtains of rajnigandha and jasmine flowers.

The Mughal-themed reception had Kareena dressed in a Manish Malhotra gharara-style attire while Saif chose a Raghvendra Rathore outfit.


Image: The venue
Photographs: Ashok Vahie

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Sheila Dixit

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New Delhi chief minister Sheila Dixit was escorted to the venue by her security men.


Image: Sheila Dixit
Photographs: Ashok Vahie

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Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Gursharan Kaur

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Montek Singh Ahluwalia, the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, was joined by his wife Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's wife Gursharan Kaur.


Image: Gursharan Kaur, Dr Isher Judge and Montek Singh Ahluwalia
Photographs: Ashok Vahie

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Digvijay Singh, Anand Sharma and Arun Jaitley

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Arun Jaitley, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, and prominent Congress leaders Digvijay Singh and Anand Sharma were among the guests.


Image: Digvijay Singh Anand Sharma and Arun Jaitley
Photographs: Ashok Vahie

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Kapil Dev and T Subbarami Reddy

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Veteran cricketer Kapil Dev was joined by industrialist and Congress politician T Subbarami Reddy and his family.


Image: Kapil Dev and T Subbarami reddy
Photographs: Ashok Vahie

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Renuka Choudhury and Amar Singh

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Congress MP Renuka Choudhury and politician Amar Singh arrive.


Image: Renuka Choudhury and Amar Singh
Photographs: Ashok Vahie

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Sunil Bharti Mittal

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Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman and Group CEO of Bharti Enterprises, was accompanied by wife Nyna Mittal.


Image: Sunil Bharti and Nyna Mittal
Photographs: Ashok Vahie

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Kamal Nath and Praful Patel

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Cabinet Minister Praful Patel and Union Cabinet Minister for Urban Development Kamal Nath were photographed together.


Image: Kamal Nath and Praful Patel
Photographs: Ashok Vahie

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Nandita Das

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One of the few filmi celebs who made it to the do, a sari-clad Nandita Das arrived with husband Subodh Maskara.


Image: Subodh Maskara and Nandita Das
Photographs: Ashok Vahie

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Ajay Jadeja

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Former cricket Ajay Jadeja, who came with wife Aditi, looked dapper in a bandhgala.


Image: Ajay Jadeja and Aditi Jaitley
Photographs: Ashok Vahie

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Shahnaz Hussain

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Entreprenuer Shahnaz Hussain made a rare appearance with husband RK Puri.


Image: Shahnaz Hussain and RK Puri
Photographs: Ashok Vahie

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Dilip Cherian

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Dilip Cherian, communications consultant and a political campaign advisor, arrived for the reception.


Image: Dilip Cherian
Photographs: Ashok Vahie
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Rajiv Shukla and Anuradha Prasad

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Rajiv Shukla, journalist and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, was joined by journalist wife Anuradha Prasad.


Image: Rajiv Shukla and Anuradha Prasad
Photographs: Ashok Vahie

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Amjad Ali Khan and Subhalakshmi

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Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and wife Subhalakshmi smile for the cameras upon arrival.


Image: Amjad Ali Khan and Subhalakshmi Barooah
Photographs: Ashok Vahie

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Imtiaz Ali

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Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, who's worked with both Saif and Kareena -- he wrote Cocktail, Saif's 2011 film and directed him in Love Aaj Kal while he worked with Kareena on Jab We Met -- was present at the Delhi reception. He flew in the Captial with the newlyweds.


Image: Imtiaz Ali (left)
Photographs: Ashok Vahie

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Sitaram Yechury

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CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury was also present.


Image: Sitaram Yechury
Photographs: Ashok Vahie

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Madhur Bhandarkar and Prasoon Joshi

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Madhur Bhandarkar, who directed Kareena in Heroine, arrived with wife Renu, the producer of the film.

Lyricist Prasoon Joshi was also in attendance with advertising exec wife Aparna.


Image: Madhur and Renu Bhandarkar, Aparna and Prasoon Joshi
Photographs: Ashok Vahie

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Swapna and Subrata Roy

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Sahara founder Subrata Roy poses for pictures with wife Swapna.


Image: Swapna and Subrata Roy
Photographs: Ashok Vahie

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Jyotiraditya Scindia

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Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia arrived with mother Madhvi and wife Priyadarshini.


Image: Madhavi Raje, Priyadarshini Raje and Jyotiraditya Scindia
Photographs: Ashok Vahie

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Anjolie Ela Menon

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One of India's leading contemporary artists, Anjolie Ela Menon (in pink sari) was one of the guests at the reception.


Image: Anjolie Ela Menon
Photographs: Ashok Vahie

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