Prince William and Kate Middleton's week-long official tour to India kicks off next month. On the evening of April 10, the couple will attend a charity gala at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai.
Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor are some of the names who have been invited to the do. "Several businessmen, politicians, cricketers and socialites are also expected to attend. Ranveer Singh whose shooting schedule on a foreign location coincides with the event, is also trying to work out his dates," a source in the know told the Mumbai Mirror.
Ranveer, who is scheduled to jet off to Paris for "Befikre," is working out the dates to attend the event. Singer Kanika Kapoor will reportedly croon a few classical tracks at the charity dinner.
The gala, which will be hosted by the British High Commission, is aimed at raising funds for three organisations â€” Magic Bus, Doorstep, and Childline â€” the representatives of which will meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge earlier in the day.
The star-studded event isn't the only highlight of their one-day visit to the city. They will pay respects to the 26/11 memorial (inside the hotel) and then enjoy a game of cricket at the Oval Maiden, after which they will head to the Banganga Water Tank in Malabar Hill, the daily reported.
The royal couple has a packed itinerary. After wrapping up their whirlwind trip to Mumbai, they are scheduled to fly to New Delhi. In the capital, they will visit the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated Jan. 30, 1948, Popsugar reported.
A two-day visit to Bhutan and a trip to the Kaziranga National Park, Assam, is also a part of their travel. The couple will reportedly stop by the Taj Mahal, Agra April 16.