Mumbai: Imran Khan and his fiancée Avantika Malik, who are set to tie the knot in January, have decided to go for a court wedding. The couple will tie the knot in the second week of January and have opted for a mutual mode of marriage against the nikah that was reported earlier.
The young lovebirds have reportedly opted for a court ceremony as they both belong to different religions and had been looking out for a neutral mode of marriage for long.
Confirming the news a source told a news daily, “In the past, reports have suggested that Imran and Avantika would have a nikha in Mumbai. Though Imran’s family members are known to be religious, they have never imposed it on him. In fact, it was Imran who was very confused about this for a long time. A lot of serious thought failed to yield anything that was to his satisfaction."
However things became clear at Imran’s good pal Danish Aslam’s wedding. Aslam recently got hitched to his long-time girlfriend Shruti Seth who is a Hindu in a court marriage. Apparently the two were faced with the same dilemma as Imran and Avantika.
However the soon to be wed couple has now decided to go for a court wedding, which is planned to be a private affair.
“Imran will have the wedding at his residence in Bandra with a few close friends and family members,” adds the source.
Confirming the news, Imran said, “I am from a Muslim family and Avantika belongs to a Hindu family. I personally didn’t commit our wedding to one religion or another. We felt the best way for us was to keep it neutral and have a court marriage."