Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan Pataudi’s wedding on October 16 is now formally announced and the Nikaah-nama will take place in Pataudi. For the ceremony, Kareena will don the traditional outfit passed down from Begum Sajida Sultan of Bhopal, who wore it for her wedding in 1939 to Sharmila Tagore who married Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi.
Designer Ritu Kumar was entrusted with the job to recreate the antique, traditional joda —the Pataudi heirloom. Ritu recreated this ancient costume using gold Benaras fabric, woven in the likeness of the fabrics used for the original ensemble. The traditional bridal attire consists of a kurta, Farsi pajama and dupatta made of rust and gold tissue, which contrasts, subtly with the soft green satin gote at the hem. The neckline, sleeve ends, hems and side slits of the knee-length kurta are all edged with a decorative zardozi border. The odhni is original from the time of the last century and was repaired to form the final part of the ensemble. The joda took almost 4 months of craftswork to contemporise.