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The Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor Love Story

Last updated on: October 16, 2012 12:55 IST

The Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor Love Story

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Bollywood's golden couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor are set to tie the knot today, October 16, after five years of much-publicised courtship.

Here's looking at how the glamorous actress and the Nawab of Pataudi met and fell in love.

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The couple first shared screen space in J P Dutta's LOC Kargil in 2003 and later in Vishal Bhardwaj's 2006 film Omkara but had few scenes together in both the films.

While LOC Kargil had an ensemble cast, Kareena and Saif were cast opposite Ajay Devgn and Konkona Sen Sharma respectively in Omkara.

Congratulate Saif and Kareena!


Image: Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor


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Matters of the heart

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Saif split from his wife of 14 years Amrita Singh in 2004, and Kareena's three-year-old relationship with Shahid Kapoor ended during the shooting of Imtiaz Ali's Jab We Met in 2007.


Image: Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor


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When sparks flew

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The former costars were united on the sets of Vijay Krishna Acharya's directorial debut Tashan in 2007, and sparks flew.

Kareena fell for the royal charms of her onscreen leading man.

The film, released in 2008, may have tanked at the box office but marked the beginning of one of the most closely followed love stories in Bollywood.


Image: Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in Tashan


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Making it official

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The couple made their first official public appearance at Manish Malhotra's show at the Lakme Fashion Week in 2007.

A dapper Saif escorted his glamorous girlfriend, holding her hand, amidst media glare.


Image: Saif Ali Khan, Amrita Arora Ladak and Kareena Kapoor
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Reports of a wedding

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Saif and Kareena starred in yet another film -- Rensil D'Silva's 2009 crime drama Kurbaan.

The couple's real life chemistry failed to replicate its magic onscreen.

The same year, Saif reportedly said in an interview that he intended to marry Kareena.


Image: Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in Kurbaan


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Royals on the ramp

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One of the most glamorous couples in Bollywod today, Saif and Kareena walked the ramp for good friend Manish Malhotra at the 2009 HDIL Couture Week.

They held hands, as they sashayed down the catwalk.


Image: Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan
Photographs: Dominic Xavier

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Commercial favourites

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Given their popularity and brand image as a couple, Saif and Kareena were roped in to do several commercials together for products like Head & Shoulders and Airtel DTH TV.


Image: Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in the Airtel DTH ad


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Wedding couples

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The couple usually makes joint appearances at social dos.

While Saif accompanied Kareena and her mother, yesteryear actress Babita for Christmas mass last year, the couple attended Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza's wedding together in February this year.


Image: Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Award show stars

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Ever since they got together, the couple has routinely made joint appearances at award shows.

At the 2010 IIFA awards held in Sri Lanka, Saif and Kareena were very much the smitten couple they were years ago.


Image: Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan
Photographs: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

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The official announcement

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Initially livid about disclosing her wedding plans, Kareena admitted that she'd be getting married this year around the time her film Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu was set to open in theatres in January.

She starred in Saif Ali Khan's home production Agent Vinod in March.

The couple did not officially announce their wedding date; it was Saif's mother Sharmila Tagore who first made the announcement.

The sangeet ceremony, held on October 14, was a closely guarded affair.

Here's wishing Saif and Kareena a lifetime of happiness!


Image: Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor in Agent Vinod


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