Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor may have been keeping mum about his impending marriage to city girl Mira Rajput, but he has been fully involved in the wedding preparations including the design of the card.
The Haider star, 34, will marry his 21-year-old fiancee in Gurgaon on July 7, according to the wedding card that surfaced online earlier this week.
Designer Ravish Kapoor, who is behind the turquoise and off-white invite, said the colour combination, detailing and gifts accompanying the wedding card were Shahid's choice.
"The credit for colour combination goes to Shahid as he was very particular about colours. From the peacock logo to the font, everything was chosen by Shahid. "Initially it was his family, who were involved but when the sample was shown to Shahid, he got involved regarding the changes, the colour combination, what gifts to go with it," Ravish told PTI.
The card and the gifts were packed in the form of a tea blend as Shahid's actor father Pankaj Kapur is a tea lover. "Pankaj sir is a tea connoisseur, so we thought let's make a tea blend for them. It is a special blend. It has tea and honey," said the designer, whose previous clients include Shilpa Shetty and Hrithik Roshan.
The traditional golden colour is missing from the invite and Ravish said it was Shahid's decision to have an understated, no-bling card.
Without divulging much details, the card maker said that around 500 guests have been invited for the wedding as well as the reception.
There will be a separate invitation card for the reception, which is expected to be attended by Bollywood A-listers. "There is another card for the reception which people will know about shortly. I can't reveal about that right now. The reception will take place a few days after the wedding," he said.