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Actress Sonam Kapoor to marry businessman Anand Ahuja on 8 May


In a statement, the Kapoor and Ahuja families have said it is an "intimate affair" and have requested the media "to respect the family's need for privacy".

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IANS

Actress Sonam Kapoor will marry Delhi-based businessman Anand Ahuja in Mumbai on 8 May, the families have confirmed following weeks of speculation around the wedding.

A statement on behalf of the Kapoor and Ahuja families was issued on Tuesday (1 May).

"The Kapoor and Ahuja families take great joy and pride in announcing the marriage of Sonam and Anand. The wedding will take place on May 8 in Mumbai," read the statement.

The families have said it is an "intimate affair" and have requested the media "to respect the family's need for privacy".

"Thank you for all your blessings and love, as we celebrate this special moment in our lives," the statement read.

Sonam and Anand have been dating for some years, but they have been open about their moments and travel diaries together on social media only since the last few months.

The lighting and decorations outside the Kapoor residence here added fuel to the speculation about the wedding.

Veteran actor Anil Kapoor, Sonam's father, reportedly commented at an event last week, "Media has always been with me and my family when we began our careers. We will share everything at the right time. You all will know very soon. We won't hide these details. You will know why there is lighting outside the house."

Sonam, after debuting in Hindi cinema with Saawariya in 2007, has featured in movies like Delhi-6 (2009), Aisha (2010), Raanjhanaa (2013), Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), Khoobsurat (2014), Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015), Neerja (2016) and Pad Man (2018). Her performance in Neerja won her a Special Mention at the National Film Awards.

Now just days before her next film Veere Di Wedding hits the screens on 1 June, she is busy preparing for her own wedding.

A week after her D-day, Sonam will be seen at the 71st Cannes Film Festival red carpet to fulfil her commitment as a L'oreal Paris brand ambassador on 14 May and 15 May.