Pataudi Palace being readied for Saif-Kareena wedding?

Gurgaon: Filmstar Saif Ali Khan`s ancestral palace in Pataudi near here, being run as a hotel, has put bookings on hold for renovation, ahead of the actor`s wedding to actress Kareena Kapoor Oct 16.

The Neemrana Hotels, which manages the palace, has put room bookings on hold till Oct 25, an employee said Tuesday.

"We don`t know what will be the role of the palace in the marriage but renovation is being done," a palace employee, who did not wish to be named, told reporters.

For the last one month, Saif`s mother, Sharmila Tagore, has been visiting the mansion regularly, he said.

Saif`s father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who died in New Delhi Sep 22 last year, and his forefathers are buried in the palace compound.

On Pataudi`s first death anniversary, Tagore told reporters that her son`s wedding would be held in Mumbai and the reception in Delhi. She did not mention Pataudi Palace as a possible venue.

"According to my knowledge, it is routine renovation. I do not know more than that," Neeraj Jain, manager of Pataudi Palace-Neemrana Hotels, told reporters.


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