Cooks flown down from Lucknow for Imran`s wedding
Mumbai: Bollywood actor Imran Khan`s wedding is the first high profile wedding of the year and he is making sure that it is nothing less than perfect, so much so that even the cooks are being flown from Lucknow to prepare traditional non-vegetarian dishes.
"For the wedding, cooks are being specially flying down from Lucknow. These are specialists and have been cooking for the family (Nassir Hussain`s) for more than five decades. This is a traditional family of cooks having a more than 200 year-old lineage," said a source close to the family.
"They are even bringing the ingredients from Lucknow. All spices, vessels and other ingredients are being flown as they are very particular," added the source.
Khyber, a North West frontier specialty restaurant, will be doing the vegetarian cuisine.
The ceremonies for the marriage will kickstart Saturday with Mehndi from 6 p.m. at Avantika`s farmhouse in Karjat, followed by a night-long party.
Invitees are essentially family, close friends and people that Imran has worked with.
On Jan 10, the registered wedding will take place at Imran`s home with only close family members in attendance. This will be celebrated with a dinner at Taj Lands End hotel.
End of the month, when the newly-wed couple returns from their honeymoon, Imran`s uncle and superstar Aamir Khan, along with his wife Kiran Rao will be hosting a high profile reception for the couple and the `who is who` of the industry are expected to be there.