The preparations for the biggest star wedding of the year are already in full swing. The Kapoor and Ahuja families, who had been tight-lipped about the couple’s wedding ceremonies, announced Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja‘s wedding dates two days ago. Confirming Sonam and Anand’s impending wedding, the family shared a statement, which read, “From the Kapoor & Ahuja families, The Kapoor & Ahuja families, take great joy and pride, in announcing the marriage of Sonam & Anand. The wedding will take place on the 8th of May in Mumbai. Since it is an intimate affair, we request you to respect the family’s need for privacy. Thank you for all your blessings and love, as we celebrate this special moment in our lives. Thanks & Regards”

The couple will reportedly tie the knot in a two-day ceremony on May 7, 2018 and May 8, 2018. Ever since Sonam’s wedding announcement, extended family members and close friends have been visiting the Kapoor residence, including cousin Arjun Kapoor, Anshula Kapoor and Maheep Kapoor, who were snapped yesterday at Anil Kapoor’s house yesterday. Filmmaker Karan Johar also arrived to meet the family a couple of days ago. The preparations for the festivities have been going on for quite some time now as we have seen photos of the Kapoor residence all decked up with flowers and lights.

Anupam Kher, who is quite close to Anil Kapoor, congratulated bride-to-be Sonam in advance for the nuptials. The actor seemed overwhelmed with the announcement of the wedding. He, who has worked with Sonam in movies like Mausam and Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo, took to social media to share an adorable video, which featured the Veere Di Wedding actress. He captioned the video, “Bride to be. My dearest darling @sonamkapoor. Choti si bachchi dekhte dekhte badi ho gayi.😊😍 (the little kid grew up so early)”

Anil Kapoor and Anupam are very old friends and have even collaborated on many projects in Bollywood. The actors share a great camaraderie with each other. Recently, in an interview with News 18, Sonam too had revealed, “My dad is always hanging out with Anupam uncle. Many times in the evening, he calls up my mom, and says that he’s going to have dinner over at his place. My mom calls Anupam uncle my dad’s ‘second wife’.” ALSO READ: Sonam Kapoor – Anand Ahuja Wedding: Anushka Sharma And Virat Kohli Has No Time For The Couple’s Big Day?

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s wedding is already the talk of the town with everybody eagerly waiting for some exciting detail to leak out since the Kapoors are quite tight-lipped about Sonams D-day. Recently, Anil Kapoor, at an event (before the wedding dates were announced) had said, “Media has always been with me and my family when we began our careers. We will share everything at the right time. You all will know very soon. We won’t hide these details. You will know why there is lighting outside the house.” Watch this space for further updates.