Yuvraj Singh’s father refuses to attend son’s wedding with Hazel Keech


Preparations are in full swing for the wedding of cricketer Yuvraj Singh with model-actress Hazel Keech. His mother Shabnam is personally looking into the arrangements for her son’s wedding celebrations. However, the all-rounder’s father Yograj Singh has refused to attend his son’s marriage ceremony.

Yograj and Shabnam had divorced years ago. After their divorce, Yuvraj and his brother Zorawar chose to stay with their mother, while their father remarried and has two children from his second marriage – son Victor and daughter Amarjit Kaur.

During an interaction with Hindustan Times, Yograj said, “…I will not be attending the traditional wedding of my son. I had told Yuvraj’s mother that I will not attend the wedding if it is solemnised at any gurudwara or Dera sect, or involves any religious guru. I only believe in God and not religious gurus.”

Yuvraj and the ‘Bodyguard’ actress are set to tie the knot at a traditional ceremony at a gurdwara in Punjab’s Fatehgarh Sahib, on November 30.

 “I had told Yuvraj’s mother that I will not attend the wedding if it is solemnised at any gurdwara or Dera sect, or involves any religious guru. I only believe in God and not religious gurus. I do not want to cause any discomfort to anybody.”

Yograj, a Punjabi film actor and former cricketer, however, said that he will attend the pre-wedding function on November 29. “I will attend the mehndi function at Hotel Lalit on November 29. I was invited with respect by my son and my name is printed on the invites. I will go there as my son wants me to be there,” he said.

Having said that, Yograj also added that this will be the only function he will attend, and will give a miss to the others planned at Delhi and Goa in early December as he will be busy. He, however, said that his son has humbly requested him to be a part of the Delhi and Goa function and his name is also on the invites.

Yograj was also full of praises for to-be daughter-in-law Hazel. He said, “She is an angel. Even though she has been brought up in a western culture, she is well-rooted and gives importance to values and traditions. I know she will bring a positive change in the family and bring brothers and sisters close to each other.”