Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan… Why London is the Favourite Destination for Bollywood A-listers

Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan… Why London is the Favourite Destination for Bollywood A-listers

Come summer and half of Bollywood flies to London, their favourite holiday and work destination
Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan… Why London is the Favourite Destination for Bollywood A-listers

Two weeks ago  there were so  many Kapoors from Bollywood in London that  the city had begun to resemble  a mini-Punjab. There was Boney  Kapoor with all his children  from his two marriages, joined by his niece Sonam and her newly married  husband Anand.  As if there wasn’t enough Kapoors in London  already, Boney and family were joined by Kareena  Kapoor  and husband Saif together with their 1-year-old  superstar of the family, baby Taimur.

Both Sonam and Kareena name London as their favourite city outside India. Saif has in fact spent  a large chunk of his  life in UK’s boarding school. His  children from his first marriage Sara and Ebrahim too have studied in England as no doubt his  son Taimur from his second marriage will.

Says Saif’s mother Sharmila, “I was always very fond of England. My husband(cricketer Nawab Pataudi) played many test matches  there and  I’d sometimes  join  him. Fortunately  the children  too have inherited a fondness  for England .We  do like to holiday in London,  though nothing to beat home (India).”

Sharmila  Tagore’s daughter-in-law Kareena  who  is holidaying in London with Saif and Taimur took a 36-hour break  from her London vacation on Monday to fly into Mumbai for a  live performance in Mumbai and then  flew  right back to London to be  with her  husband and son.

Sonam  intends  to make London one  of her residences. Before these current generation of UK-bound Indian celebrities  many celebrities  from Bollywood made a beeline for  London. Lata Mangeshkar spent every summer in  London. “I am very fond  of  that city. But I  cannot travel that that far and frequently any more. I have great memories   of  the city and  its  warm  people during my holidays and  when I would perform live in  the UK. My first international  live concert was  at the prestigious  Royal Albert Hall  in London. I remember every single detail of that concert,” reminisces Lataji.

A few weeks ago, Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut too were seen posting pictures of their London adventure. The two stars are in the Queen’s city for the shoot of their next film Mental Hai Kya.

Comments