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Ranbir-Alia wedding: As the countdown begins, the security team says the couple will pose after 7 p.m.

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt will pose for photos after 7 p.m. Thursday. It was the only concrete information members of the media gathered outside their Bandra home had gotten as the countdown began for the showbiz wedding, the details of which have been shrouded in cryptic silence for the past few days.

Mother of the bride Soni Razdan and mother of the groom Neetu Kapoor, who confirmed on Wednesday evening that the wedding would indeed take place on Thursday, were pictured entering the building in Bandra. Any other information about when, where and how was part of the guessing game that fans and the media have been playing for some time now.

It was up to the security personnel of the stars to inform the media personnel, who were watching Wednesday during the “mehndi” ceremony, and had been doing so since Thursday morning.

“Ranbir and Alia will be posing for photos after 7 p.m. today. Only one camera from each publication will be allowed,’ Yusuf Ibrahim, Alia’s security manager, told reporters outside the ‘Vastu’ building.

Another member of the security team said the wedding ceremony would start anytime after 3 p.m.

The only other detail came from wedding planners on Instagram. Instagram handles weddingartbymeher updated fans with the caption of an old photo of the couple with Neetu Kapoor. The caption read: “The super intimate and not at all big wedding of Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt! We are excited to see the wedding go ahead.. with the mehendi ceremony yesterday, now friends and family members including #neetukapoor #riddhima Kapoor, #ShaheenBhatt, #SoniRazdan and others are arriving at #ranbirkapoor place . Looking forward to getting married as a couple An intimate affair, with only 50 guests in attendance, including only family members and close friends (sic).” Other than that, there was nothing. As security tightened, the battery of media and fans waited for guests to arrive to begin the process of building the guest list for the star-studded wedding.

What is known is that Ranbir, 39, and Alia, 29, will marry in the presence of their family and close friends in the Vastu apartment where they live on different floors. The two haven’t made an appearance since their wedding festivities kicked off on Wednesday with the intimate mehndi ceremony.

Neetu Kapoor, meanwhile, posted an Instagram photo of henna on her hand, with the name of her late husband, actor Rishi Kapoor, written on her finger. Ranbir’s cousins, actors Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor, as well as Aadar and Armaan Jain with their mother Rima Jain and uncle Randhir Kapoor are also expected to join in the festivities.

Filmmakers Karan Johar and Ayan Mukerji will also be present.

The entire stretch from ‘Vastu’ to the under construction Krishna Raj building where the couple are expected to live was illuminated by tree lights. The two properties are approximately 180m apart.

Ranbir and Alia’s security team, along with five policemen, were stationed outside the building. More people were added to the security detail with the arrival of a jeep in the morning.

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