BY ANUJ RADIA

The families of Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor and her boyfriend Anand Ahuja have confirmed that the two are getting married on 8th May. A joint statement released by the two families read:

“The Kapoor and Ahuja families take great joy and pride, in announcing the marriage of Sonam and 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.”

According to reports, preparations for the Sangeet ceremony have already begun at Anil Kapoor’s residence.

Sonam’s parents — Anil and Sunita — along with her cousins, will all dance to specially choreographed songs. Sonam too is expected to perform while her family will dance to hit songs from her films like Khoobsurat.

It was earlier reported that the 32-year-old actor is going to tie the knot at a relative’s heritage bungalow in Bandstand, Mumbai.

There were also speculations that the reception will take place at a five-star hotel owned by her close friend.

However, Sonam told a Dubai-based portal, that she would ‘rather give the money away’ than spending it on lavish weddings.

She also said that the idea of marriage is ‘more appealing’ to her than the wedding itself.

The Neerja actress also mentioned: “I’d rather have a wedding at home than anywhere else. I think it’s important to do all the rituals, but I don’t believe in spending all that money, I find it disgusting and very wasteful, and I’m not okay with that at all.”

Anand Ahuja is a Delhi-based businessman. His family is in the apparel manufacturing business. He owns a brand called Bhane.

In terms of work, Sonam Kapoor will soon be seen in her home production, Veere Di Wedding. The film, which also has Kareena Kapoor Khan in an important role, will hit the screens on June 1, 2018.