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Farhan Akhtar-Shibani Dandekar pre-wedding festivities begin with Haldi- Mehendi ceremony.

The wedding festivities of Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar began on Thursday with a Mehendi ceremony. Farhan’s home was all decked up for the pre-wedding festivities. Several photos of his Mumbai home were surfaced on social media. Shabana Azmi was seen at the terrace of the actor-filmmaker’s home. Farhan will be reportedly tying the knot with Shibani in an intimate ceremony on February 19 in Khandala. The two will reportedly have a court marriage on February 21.

Although Javed Akhtar confirmed that it wouldn’t be a big fat wedding, some of Farhan’s celebrity friends and family members are surely expected at the wedding.

According to some reports,the family has been extremely discreet about this wedding as they don’t want the media to turn up at the venue. Only family members have been invited. It is still unclear how things are planned, as everything is under wraps. But in most probability, it will be a Maharashtrian wedding.

Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar are not having a nikah or a Maharashtrian wedding. “They wanted to keep it as basic and simple as possible. There won’t be a nikah or a Marathi wedding. Instead, they have chosen to make it an intimate vow ceremony. Both have written down their vows which they will read out on the main wedding day, which is February 19,” the source added.

Shibani Dandekar and Farhan Akhtar started dating in 2018. The actor was earlier married to celebrity hairstylist Adhuna Bhabani, with whom he has two daughters – Shakya and Akira. Farhan Akhtar’s last project was Toofan, which was directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. The actor will also direct a film called Jee Le Zaraa, starring Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif.

By line: Divya Thearia

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