Hyderabad, 'Hyderabadi Biryani', 'Haleem' and 'Pathar Ka Gosht' (meat cooked on stone) are among the popular Deccani cuisines to be served to guests at the wedding of superstar Salman Khan's sister Arpita here on Tuesday.
Luxury heritage hotel Taj Falaknuma, located in old city, has been booked by Salman for two days and is all set to wear a special look for the gala ceremony for which invitees list includes some top Bollywood and Tollywood personalities. The entire hotel has been booked for November 18 and 19 with a view to keep gatecrashers at bay, a source said.
The Khan family is keen to have some of the Hyderabadi delicacies to be included in the menu, and preparations for the star-studded affair are already in full swing. Brunches, lunches and dinners throughout the event will have all the dishes, including some oriental. But for the main dinner (on November 18), it is going to be Hyderabadi cuisine like Biryani and Pathar Ka Gosht, a source said. Perched atop a hill, Falaknuma (mirror of the sky in Urdu) has 60 beautifully refurbished and restored rooms.
The palace of the seventh Nizam, Mehboob Ali Khan, (Nizams are rulers of erstwhile Hyderabad State) was restored into a luxury hotel in 2010 and is run by Taj Group of Hotels. The Khans have specifically asked to add 'Kachche Gosht Ki Biryani' (raw meat Biryani) and Haleem because they had it in the hotel earlier, the source said.
As for the security and privacy of the VIPs going to attend the marriage of Salman's youngest sister, who will tie the knot with long-time beau Aayush Sharma, only the invitees would be allowed into the hotel, known for its opulence. When contacted, South Zone Deputy Commissioner of Police V Satyanarayana said they have received a request from the hotel management to assist them in security arrangements.
Around 200 guests are expected to attend the marriage, and police will ensure that there is no inconvenience caused to them, he said.