However, it was not a smooth journey for Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor.
'Saifeena' as they are popularly called, had to face several obstacles before they could tie the knot.
Style, luxury and regal were the keywords of this high-profile wedding that had the shutterbugs on their toes. Recommended Read: Love Tale Of Mouli Ganguly And Mazhar Sayyed Kareena was born in a Punjabi Hindu family to yesteryear actors Babita and Randhir Kapoor.
Whereas, Saif spent his childhood in a Muslim atmosphere, being the son of Nawab Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Bollywood actress Sharmila Tagore.
Many of the problems associated with their marriage can be attributed to those who got married in such a haste and on an impulse, especially against the wishes of parents. Saif, famously once quoted as “the happiest man in the world,” also once said of his ex-wife that he “strongly felt that you don’t very often meet people who on a chemical level do something right for you” and that he should “hang on to it.” Clearly, feelings change because the short story is that the couple’s marriage lasted for 13 years and yielded two children, son Ibrahim and daughter Sara.
Was it simply a case then that the couple grew out of love and that cupid happened to strike Saif Ali Khan twice, in that he left Amrita for Kareena?
They met, fell in love and lived happily ever after.
While mom Sharmila and dad Mansoor made their feelings quite clear, the young ‘hero’ was in no mood to relent, leading to the secret Saif Ali Khan Amrita Singh marriage, in October of 1991.
The couple has their ups and downs like most other couples do, but remained with each other for almost thirteen years up until their divorce in 2004.
I mean, he would have been just as charming without his title." "I unabashedly wore my heart on my sleeve and it was a nice ride till I finally met Saif and we fell in love," she added.
Saif too, gushing about their love story, said, "I think timing is everything.