Saif-Kareena to miss event in honour of Kate-William

Bollywood couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor will give a miss to the charity event in honour of Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton, to be held on April 10.

The British royal couple will be arriving in India for the first time and their tour will begin with a charity dinner at a Bandra five-star which will also have some well-known names from Bollywood. Preparations for the gala dinner are in full swing and, according to reports, invitations to A-listers are said to have been sent out already.

Former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor are expected to be part of the glitzy night, but Saif and Kareena have reportedly turned down an invitation to the event.

Quoting a source, a report in mid-day stated, "Kareena and Saif regularly travel to London and share a special bond with the city. The authorities hosting the event are aware of it and so, wanted the couple to be a part of the event. But, they have declined the invitation."

Reportedly, Saif will be busy shooting for his upcoming film ‘Rangoon’ and his Begum isn’t keen to attend the special event without her husband.

“Kareena has confided in her friends that since Saif is shooting and won't be able to make it to the royal reception, she also does not want to attend it. Despite being approached by the authorities repeatedly she does not want to go alone,” a source was quoted as saying. However, the actress spokesperson said that she would be in Bangkok to shoot for an ad and so can’t make it.

The event will be hosted by the British High Commission in partnership with the British Asian Trust, founded by William's father, Prince Charles, to raise funds for three charities. The event will include red-carpet arrivals, dance and musical performances, and a fashion show, according to reports.