He has shared screen space with Butler in the Hollywood film Kandahar and had featured with Dench in Victoria & Abdul. A confirmation of their presence at the wedding is awaited. The couple will also participate in dance performances which have been kept as a surprise for each other.
Richa and Ali have opted for an eco-friendly wedding. We have learned that they have roped in a food curator to ensure food is served in a manner that will ensure it isn’t wasted and is also convenient for the guests to walk around as they eat without lugging around hefty food plates.
A source says, “There will be minimal use of plates, cutlery and non-biodegradable stuff. The food has been curated in such a fashion that it requires minimal to no extra cutlery. They are skipping the typical elaborate buffet, but have a very cool way of serving everything from appetizers to mains to desserts in a pick-and-eat manner. For instance, if it’s rice and gravy, it will be served in a jar for a single portion size so people can pick it up and use a spoon while they hang around. It will be convenient for them as well. The theme at both Mumbai and Delhi celebrations will be sustainable and environmentally friendly.”
The pre-wedding celebrations will take place at a venue near Delhi from September 29 to October 1. Ali and Richa will tie the knot on October 3 in Mumbai, which will be followed by a reception on October 4.