Mumbai: Bollywood star couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor on Tuesday tied the knot here in a quiet affair after a five-year courtship.
    
Saif, 42, son of late Nawab of Pataudi and former Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and actress Sharmila Tagore, sealed his relationship with Kareena, 32, at his residence in suburban Bandra through a registered marriage.

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"It was a registered marriage with three witnesses  Kareena's father Randhir Kapoor, her mother Babita and Saif's mother Sharmila," marriage Registrar Surekha Ramesh told .

The couple who started dating in 2007, married in the presence of close friends and family this afternoon. The couple had officially declared their intention to tie the knot in the beginning of 2012 after the release of their film 'Agent Vinod' in March. Randhir and his elder daughter Karisma later waved to the waiting fans and media from the balcony of the house.

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Kareena wore a green salwar-kurta with a heavy embellished red dupatta wrapped around her. She teamed it up with minimal jewelry, red bangles and left her hair open.
    
Saif, simply dressed in a grey kurta and white pajamas, came out with his new wife to greet fans from his balcony.

Although Saif and Kareena had maintained silence on their much awaited wedding, it was Saif's mother Sharmila who came out with the October wedding date.
    
Saif has two children - son Ibrahim and daughter Sara - from his previous marriage to actress Amrita Singh. Kareena was in a relationship with Shahid Kapoor earlier.
    
Saif and Kareena featured together for the first time in the 2008 movie 'Tashan', followed by 'Kurbaan'. They were last seen in Khan's home production 'Agent Vinod' in March this year.
    
The actor duos, popularly called ‘Saifeena’, have appeared in several advertisements also. Sharmila had converted to Islam after her marriage to Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. Earlier during an event, when asked if she would convert to Islam, Kareena had said, "It is a very personal question and I cannot answer it."
    
After the death of his father, Saif was anointed the new Nawab of Pataudi.

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Reception    

After the marriage registration is over, there is a buzz that a reception will be held on Wednesday at the Taj Mahal hotel in the evening. This will be followed by another reception in Delhi on October 18. There will be yet another ceremony happening at the Pataudi Palace in Haryana.

Saifeena to stay in Pataudi Palace

Though their marriage will not be held in Saif’s ancestral Pataudi Palace, but if the facts are to be believed Saif and Kareena will live in the palatial house till October 21. Soon after the marriage, Kareena will become the ‘Begum’ and her family members will go to the Pataudi Palace to meet her.

Vegan chocolate chickens for newly-wed

Animal activist group PETA is set to present the couple a special gift - a flock of vegan chocolate chickens.

"Kareena Kapoor is a vegetarian and refused to eat eggs while filming 'Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu'," Poorva Joshipura, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India chief executive officer, said in a statement.

"What better occasion than this wedding of the year for PETA to honour Kareena's compassion and to do our part to get Saif and Kareena off to a deliciously sweet start in their new life together," Joshipura added.

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