Bollywood Power Couple Gets Married

Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in "Kurbaan"
Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in "Kurbaan"
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MUMBAI – Bollywood superstars Saif Ali Khan and actress Kareena Kapoor got married in Mumbai Tuesday.

The Bollywood power couple has been nicknamed India's “Brangelina” or “Saifeena.” They have been together for five years.

Khan, 42, hails from the Pataudi royal family. He is the son of late cricket legend Mansoor Ali Khan and actress Sharmila Tagore. Kapoor, 32, is part of Bollywood's iconic Kapoor family, whose members include Indian cinema legends such as her great grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor and grandfather Raj Kapoor.

Khan, who divorced his first wife Amrita Singh in 2004 after 13 years, and Kapoor have been seen as an on-screen couple in recent action movie Agent Vinod and 2009's Kurbaan.

Given the intense media interest that has surrounded the couple, their wedding made headline news weeks before the official invites were sent out.

The wedding festivities kicked off Sunday night with a dance party at Kapoor's residence attended by family and friends, including top actor Ranbir Kapoor (Kareena's cousin), Khan's sister Soha Ali Khan and director Karan Johar. Khan's two children from his first marriage, son Ibrahim and daughter Sara, were also present.

Kapoor wore a traditional outfit by leading designer Manish Malhotra. Following an official marriage registration ceremony Tuesday, a star-studded wedding party was held at Mumbai's landmark Taj Mahal hotel. The festivities will conclude with an official reception in Delhi on Oct. 18, which is expected to be attended by high-ranking politicians and other top Indian personalities.

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