Last night we attended what has to be the mehndi of the biggest celebrity wedding of the year. Feroze Khan’s wedding to Alizay Fatima is underway; the mayun was held on Saturday night and the mehndi last night began around 11pm and continued until the wee hours of the morning. The guest list you probably already know, thanks to Instagram, but here’s a recap of who turned up and what went on behind the scenes.
The Mehndi OST: the dance floor came alive with ‘Veeray Di Wedding‘ playing on a loop and there were dances to almost every Bollywood number including ‘Fevicol’, ‘Kaala Chashma’, ‘Ek Do Teen’, ‘Hawa Hawai’, ‘UP Bihar Lootne’ and ‘Baby Doll‘ and we have to say that Humaima was the absolute star. She’s got the moves and was the life of the party, especially when she performed ‘Salaam e Ishq‘ with Humayun Saeed. Humayun, of course, had the moves without moving much. Perfect.
Fawad Khan, wearing a classic black Amir Adnan shalwar kameez, came in really late, probably hoping for a peaceful entry but there was no chance of that. He was attacked (there’s no better word for it) by fans and admirers and so left immediately after taking a few pictures with the bride and groom. We really feel he needs personal body guards now. People have no regard for personal space when it comes to Fawad!
Humaima looked fabulous in Nomi Ansari and she had the perfect moves on the dance floor. There was some serious coordination in the footwork and we think there was some serious chemistry between Humayun and Humaima. They do look good together and we hope we’ll see them on screen sometime soon.
The Khaani beat: Believe it or not, the Khaani soundtrack also played in the background, much to our surprise and even to the surprise of Anjum Shahzad, the director. The entire Khaani team was at the mehndi, the entire team minus Sana Javed that is. She was conspicuous in her absence. But we saw the 7th Sky producers, Anjum Shahzad and Saman Ansari as well as the cast of Dil Kiya Karey, Feroze Khan’s upcoming play with Mehreen Jabbar. We saw Marina Khan and Shamim Hilaly very early on in the evening too.
Humaima was the life of the dance floor but Meera was the life of the party. She kept everyone entertained with her comments and quips and she was by Saqib Malik’s side all evening. In fact, they were so close that we’re actually convinced that they’re working on a project together. “Yeh bandhan hai pukkay dhagon ka” is all they would say though! We’ll find out more and bring you the story.
From the fraternity we saw: Fawad Khan, Meera, Urwa Hocane, Farhan Saeed, Yasir Nawaz and Nida Yasir, Nomi Ansari, HSY, Nausheen Shah, Sonya Hussyn (who also danced quite perfectly), Asim Azhar, Saqib Malik, Humayun Saeed, Adnan Siddiqui, Frieha Altaf, Nadia Hussain, Tapu Javeri, Anjum Shahzad, Saman Ansari and many others. Who we missed were many of Feroze’s co-stars, i.e Sajal Aly (for obvious reasons), Sana Javed and Aisha Khan.