Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh and actor Hazel Keech finally have a wedding date: November 30. The ceremony will reportedly be held at a gurdwara in Punjab’s Fatehgarh Sahib, a small town. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was personally invited by Yuvraj Singh, might attend the wedding, Yuvraj’s father Yograj Singh will not.
Earlier, Yograj Singh, a former cricket who personally coached his son Yuvraj in his youth and later turned an actor (he played Farhan Akhtar’s coach in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag), had made it clear that he would not attend the wedding as he was opposed to it for being solemnised by a dera leader. This is because Yograj belives in god and not religious leaders. Yuvraj’s parents, Yograj and Shabnam got divorced many years ago and since then, Yuvraj has stayed with his mother.
The couple, who met at a friend’s party, have been dating for a long time now. Earlier this year, Yuvraj and Hazel had revealed in an interview that their wedding would be a closed affair with both Sikh and Hindu ceremonies followed by huge celebrations. Hazel Keech, who has acted in films like Billa and Bodyguard, was born in England and is of British-Mauritian descent.
The couple will be just another addition to a long list of Bollywood-cricket marriages that includes names like Tiger Pataudi-Sharmila Tagore and Harbhajan Singh-Geeta Basra. The guest list is surely going to be star-studded.