Aditya Chopra to throw a lavish B’day party for Rani

Yash Raj head honcho and boyfriend Aditya Chopra has planned a surprise birthday party for ladylove Rani Mukheree who turns 36 today. Rani is busy shooting for Soojit Sircar’s ‘Mardaani’ and Aditya is busy planning the lavish birthday bash. The couple has been dating for quite sometime and there has been a report about their soon to be held wedding but the duo has been tight-lipped about the D-day.

Though Rani and Aditya did not make their relationship official, the duo was spotted together in various occasions and also caught holidaying together. The report of their engagement sparked fire when Rani was spotted with a big solitaire on her ring finger.

Rumor also surfaced that the wedding will take place at Umaid Palace in Jodhpur. During last diwali, Rani was spotted celebrating the festival of light with her beau Aditya at his residence.

For a long time, there has been a hush-hush about the upcoming wedding but nothing was confirmed. It was also reported that the couple was supposed to marry early 2013 but due to the death of Yash Chopra the plan pushed behind.

"Rani will get married in grand filmi style to Aditya Chopra in Febuary, 2014. The couple is finalising the date according to the shubh mahurat decided by Aditya’s mother Pamela in consultation with the family priest," he said. "According to Punjabi customs, no festivities or celebrations take place for a year after the death of a family member," an insider said once.

The insider added: “Yashji fell sick during the making of the film (‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’) and the dutiful son (Aditya) took over the reigns. He was in London for the better part of the year, as was Rani. This being a big film as Chopra Sr was returning to the big screen after a long break. He wanted energies to be focused on the film and nothing else, so the wedding was put off till after the release of the film.”

“According to Punjabi customs, no festivities or celebrations take place till after a year of death of a family member. The 365 days following the demise of a close relative is called an impurity period,” the source continued.

This will be Rani’s first marriage and Aditya’s second. Aditya Chopra was earlier married to his childhood friend Payal but they got divorced.