Imran Khan and Avantika Malik to fly off to Thailand: From Friday to Monday, he cancelled all his work appointments to participate in the wedding ceremonies of his nephew Imran Khan and Avantika Malik. But on Tuesday night, when the two families and their closest friends head to Phuket for a three-day celebration, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao will not board the flight. The reason: they need to complete the pending work on their forthcoming film, Dhobi Ghat, which releases on January 21.
The mehendi and music party at the Maliks’ farmhouse on Saturday, the registration of Imran and Avantika’s wedding at the Khan residence — 24, Pali Hill — on Monday and a dinner with both the families at the Taj Land’s End, will be the last of the celebrations Aamir and Kiran will be part of. They will then attend the reception on February 5.
On Tuesday, the newly married couple will fly off to Thailand with a group of 50 people. Apart from their parents, Mansoor Khan with his wife and children, Aamir’s sisters Nikhat and Farhat with their kids, his mother Zeenat Hussain, too are part of this three-day function.
“The families have booked Marriott’s Khao Lak island resort, about an hour away from Phuket, where the celebrations will continue for three days. The couple’s friends will conduct a wedding ceremony where Imran and Avantika will exchange their wedding vows, which they’ve been writing for the last few days,” reveals a friend of the family.
It is believed that Avantika chose this destination for its pristine white sand beach stretches that meet the exquisite azure waters as well as the lush tropical greenery, granite mountains and beautiful waterfalls. Aamir’s official spokesperson confirmed the actor-filmmaker absence saying, “It’s Avantika’s idea and she has done all the bookings and logistic arrangements. While both sides helped put up all the parties, this Khao Lak trip is completely Avantika’s brainchild.”
Though the families were keen to have Aamir and Kiran accompany them, the couple, which is wrapping up the post-production of Dhobi Ghat, opted out with a heavy heart. They were unavailable for comment.