Ayesha marches on to wedding bliss

Come March and weddings are going to be the flavour of Bollywood with Vidya Malavade, Amrita Arora and now Ayesha Takia all bidding goodbye to their bachelorette days.

While Vidya is all set to marry scriptwriter and aspiring director Sanjay Dayma in a private ceremony mid-March, Amrita will tie the knot with businessman Shakeel Ladak on March 6.

Spilling the beans on Ayesha’s wedding to long time beau Farhan Azmi, restaurateur and son of politician Abu Azmi, mother Farida says, “Ayesha is getting married on March 1 in a private and traditional nikaah ceremony at a mosque in Mumbai. There will be a grand reception the next day where we will invite everyone.”

So a month before her wedding is Ayesha a hassled bride? “Not at all,” says Faridah. “All the preparations are complete including Ayesha’s wedding trousseau.” Initially Ayesha was planning to have a grand wedding last December but the actress and her fiancé called it off after the Mumbai attacks took place on November 26. Ayesha’s fiancé Farhan had said then, “Both of us are too emotionally disturbed by the terror attacks and are in no mood to celebrate, so we have postponed our wedding to 2009.”

Will the talented Ayesha, who hasn’t yet tasted success in Bollywood, quit films after marriage? Faridah refuses to answer this question, but sources insist that Ayesha may stop working in films and assist in Farhan’s restaurant business. A close friend of the actress reveals, “Ayesha is taking a keen interest in Farhan’s business. In fact they are working on opening a restaurant in Goa together.” Ayesha has finished shooting for Boney Kapoor’s Wanted Dead Or Alive and Nagesh Kukunoor’s Eight By Ten and is not signing on any more films. The only film she will shoot after marriage is Revathi’s Phir Tum Mil Gaye, a woman-oriented project. Buzz is that the fate of her past films have left Ayesha disinterested in continuing in the industry. A trade source reveals, “Ayesha is talented but she has a clause that she won’t do any kissing scenes or wear revealing clothes.” Hopefully Ayesha’s restaurant business will do better than her film career.

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