[an error occurred while processing this directive]Shilpa Shetty has finally set her wedding date. She and Raj Kundra will announce the D-Date (November 22) on Bigg Boss 3 tomorrow night. Subsequently, her sister Shamita will leave the show.
Says a source close to the actress reveals, "Shilpa wants Shamita to be present during all the wedding preparations, not just on the big day. So she is going on the show, where she will announce the date, and then get Shamita to come back with her to Mumbai."
The Shilpa-Raj engagement was decided in a hurry — in a span of two days, and as it was an auspicious day, there was no way she could've delayed it. Shilpa missed having her only sibling absent on one of the most important days of her life (her engagement) and now she doesn't want her younger sister to miss any of the wedding preparations.
Tomorrow night, on November 6, Shamita will be informed about her sister's wedding date and she will be given the option to walk out of the show. Says an insider, "The channel is planning everything on a very big scale. The reaction of the BB3 housemates, after hearing about the wedding, will also be shown."
The wedding trivia
Venue: The shaadi will take place in her close friend Kiran Bawa's (her partner in the spa) farmhouse at Khandala. The couple wanted to have the wedding in Mumbai but as the date was fixed late, they couldn't get any five-star hotel, as they are all booked for the wedding season. The mehendi and sangeet (Nov 21) will happen in Khandala too. There will be a Punjabi (the groom's side is Punjabi) as well as a Bunt style (Shilpa's community) rituals.
Guest list: It will be an exclusive and intimate affair consisting of a 150 select guests.
The grand reception: There will be a reception (Nov 24) in a Mumbai 5-star hotel. This will have over 500 guests. Apart from Shilpa and Raj's families there will be Shilpa's father's businessmen guests, Raj's business friends and her B-Town friends. Raj might have a reception in London later.
Shaadi ka joda: The trousseau is being designed by Tarun Tahiliani. And for the wedding, she will wear a burgundy red brocade saree with Swarovski crystals designed by TT.