Kunal Khemu and Soha Ali Khan Wedding



Soha Ali Khan Pataudi, better known to us as just Soha Ali Khan has come to be adored by her legions of fans primarily due to her involvement in the Hindi film industry, although she has a number of Bengali and English movies under her belt as well.The Kunal Khemu Soha Ali Khan wedding saga is a wonderful story in itself. But before we get right into it, let us preface it with some context as to how the two lovebirds got to be together and just who they are and where they come from.

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Soha Ali Khan was born the youngest daughter of renowned and celebrated actress Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi aka the Nawab of Pataudi and former captain of the Indian cricket team, making Soha essentially a Pataudi princess, one who had the royal good looks to go along with her blue blood. Then, of course, there’s her brother and Bollywood superstar Saif Ali Khan who needs no introduction and whose name has come to be known and loved by many.

Kunal Khemu

Kunal Khemu on the other hand is a film actor of Kashmiri Pandit ancestry. Born to actors Ravi and Jyoti Kemmu (that’s how their last name was originally spelt), it can be said that acting was in his blood right from the very start. And this reflected in how he made his acting debut as a child artist in the early 1990s before his return to Bollywood with the movie Kalyug in 2005. Some of the most popular movies in which Kunal acted in as a child artist are Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke, Raja Hindustani and Judwaa. His grandfather Moti Lal is a Kashmiri playwright and a recipient of the Padma Shri as well as numerous other awards for his contribution to Kashmiri literature.

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The Beginning Of Their Romance

Much before the Kunal Khemu and Soha Ali Khan marriage was a reality; the seeds of their romance were initially sown when they first met on the sets of Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge in 2009. It wasn’t anything like a filmy romantic scene when they first met. Their initial reaction to each other was one of indifference rather than friendly, and no romantic undertones were involved whatsoever. In an interview, Soha went on to admit to this by saying that when she first met Kunal, she wasn’t sure that the two would even be friends, let alone anything else. And Kunal agreed on his part by admitting that when he came across the beautiful Soha Ali Khan on the movie sets for the first time, his impression of her was very different to what it would later become. He thought of her as this Oxford graduate with whom he’d never have anything in common, much less click with.

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Well, let’s just keep it short and say that they were mistaken, and that the lovely duo soon found themselves more and more attracted to each other, until they were ultimately and hopelessly in love. Such is the work of fate it would seem, that two people who met on the sets of a movie and didn’t immediately hit it off like some sort of fairytale, would ultimately come to be wed in fairytale fashion.

Living Together

Soha Ali Khan, who made her debut with Dil Maange More in 2004 has also featured in a number of films such as smash hit Rang De Basanti (2006) and Bengali film Antarmahal (2005), started living together with Kunal Khemu who starred in movies like Traffic Signal (2007), Golmaal 3 (2010) and Go Goa Gone (2013). The Bollywood beauty is actually 5 years older than her beau, and the two of them lived together in an apartment reportedly gifted to them by Soha’s mother Sharmila Tagore. The two had thus spent a lot of time together, and got to know each other well before they decided to tie the knot and spend the rest of their lives together in wedded bliss.

The couple have come out and said that they don’t in any way endorse live-in relationships, but that it worked exceptionally well for them and that they got to know each other very well before deciding to get married. The duo went on to add that people should chart out their own course for their relationships, which seems like very sensible and fair advice on their part.

The Proposal

The story of how Kunal proposed to Soha is as about as romantic as it gets, given their Bolly influence. The couple was on a month-long European tour which included visiting the likes of London and Rome. But it was an impromptu change in plans and a decision to visit Paris, the city of love, that saw Kunal decide right off the cuff that this was to be his moment. He took his friends into confidence, made hurried and hush-hush arrangements regarding certain logistical issues that included but were not confined to the beautiful ring that he had chosen for the occasion.

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Soha claims that she saw Kunal smiling to himself on the way to Paris, but like a proper Bollywood hero, the hunk managed to keep his emotions in check and his secret hidden, until he finally popped the question and took out the ring in the city of romance, in a moment that even if we were there to witness, we are sure we couldn’t do justice to in words.

A stunned Soha Ali Khan said ’yes’ and the engagement happened just like that in the blink of an eye. Later, the couple confessed to the fact that while their respective families were okay with the state of their relationship and that there was no pressure to make their relationship official, they did feel that the time was right for them to explore the next step and that is exactly what they ended up doing.

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The Wedding

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The marriage of Soha Ali Khan to Kunal Khenu was a more subdued event when compared to the gala event that was the Saif–Kareena wedding. The couple chose to opt for a comfortable and intimate ceremony with close friends and family. Actors Konkona Sen Sharma and Neha Dhupia had earlier thrown Soha a bachelorette party on January 22, signifying the last few days of her life as a single woman. According to reports, it was a completely fun-filled night which was followed by a mehndi ceremony in which the bride-to-be wore a Ritu Kumar outfit (featuring leheriya and gota work) which she looked dazzling in.

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The wedding which took place on Jan 25, 2015 was a star-studded but low-key affair, with guests mostly comprising of close friends and family. The bride looked absolutely stunning in an off-white lehenga that she paired with an orange dupatta, a Sabyasachi creation. Kunal rocked a white sherwani and golden silk saafa to devastating effect. Kareena took everyone’s breath away in a pink and white saree that was complemented perfectly by Saif’s pink turban and white achkan, which had him looking every bit a Nawab. Konkona Sen Sharma, Arpita Khan and Neha Dhupia were present as well.

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The morning’s wedding ceremony was followed by the reception party in the evening, and this sure was a gala event with the who’s who of Bollywood and elsewhere making up the guest list. Soha donned a pink and gold Sanjay Garg lehenga for the occasion, while Kunal decided to go with the ever chic white kurta and trousers paired with a smart jacket. The event which saw a spontaneous and vivacious dance by Saif and Kareena also saw Karan Johar, Karishma Kapoor, Yuvraj Singh, Konkona Sen Sharma, Malaika Arora Khan, Sophie Choudhry, Arpita Khan, and of course, Saif’s son Ibrahim who absolutely stole the show from all of the other big names in attendance. Much celebration and merriment ensued late into the hours of the night.

The Future

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It will be interesting to see what the future holds for these lovebirds in both their professional and personal spheres, with both of them having movies that have come out in the recent past as well as upcoming movies in the near future. In the meantime, we at The Bridal Box wish the wedded couple a happy and blissful life, as well as all the luck in the world when it comes to all of the endeavours they undertake together, whether relating to the Hindi film industry, or to personal realms such as the family, and of course, their ever growing love story in itself.

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Trouble In Paradise – Divorce Rumors Surface

We have been hearing a lot of buzz that all is not well between the two love birds. Several media sites have over the past few days reported that the marriage has hit a rough patch ( already!). It seems that while Kunal is looking forward to turn ‘daddy’, Soha is in no mood to enter motherhood. According to one site’s source Soha has also expressed her desire to return to films which Kunal does not approve of.

Kunal And Soha Open Up About Divorce Rumors

Squashing all the recent divorce rumors, Kunal has finally broken his silence and responded in the most amazing way possible. The actor in Salman Khan style took to twitter to announce, “Ek baar jo maine commitment de di toh phir mae PRESS ki bhi nahi sunta!”

Wife, Soha also laughed off the divorce rumors in an interview. She said, “The rift rumours are laughable. It started with a shot in the dark piece and then just took on a life of its own from fighting to filing for divorce. Kunal has been putting off filing his nails for ten days now. Forget filing for a divorce!”

She also emphasized on the fact that her parents who were married for 44 years were an inspiration to her ( slightly hinting at some trouble in the relationship – but not something that can’t be ironed out).

There is no perfect relationship. You have to work around the dissatisfaction. I am sure even my parents had their problems. They were completely different personalities, but they must have worked on their marriage and made it work


Most recently the two were seen cutting a pretty picture for a leading lifestyle magazine Better Homes and Gardens for their May 2016 cover titled “Inseparable Soha and Kunal Reveal Their Happy Marriage Secrets”.  Kunal took to twitter to share some of the pictures from the photoshoot in which the two look absolutely stunning and so much in love.

We hope things continue like this for this lovely couple.

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