Bollywood stars Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan, who threw a grand party on the occasion of their second wedding anniversary have landed themselves in trouble.
The Election Commission (EC) on 18 October issued a notice to the couple, the Nawab of Pataudi and his mother Sharmila Tagore for organising the party without prior permission.
The party was held on the night of 15-16 October at their Pataudi palace, a few kilometers away from Gurgaon city, and was attended by many biggies from the industry, including Kapoor's mother Babita.
The royal Pataudi family were charged after election observer Ajai Shankar Pandey, issued a notice to Pataudi's sub-divisional magistrate-cum-returning officer (SDM), Virender Chaudhary, who in turn complained to the EC that loud music were played and large fire crackers were burnt during the party without seeking prior permission.
"On the directions of Ajai Shankar Pandey, the election observer has issued notice for violating model code of conduct. The sub-divisional magistrate-cum-returning officer of Pataudi has complained to the EC that loudspeakers were used without prior permission during the celebrations. A cocktail party was also organised," IANS quoted official spokesperson R.S. Sangwan.
"The accused have been asked to reply by 21 October till 3 pm," he added.
When questioned on how celebrating within one's own premises can violate the Model Code of Conduct, Chaudhary told The Times of India: "Two notices have been issued. We got a complaint from the colony's residents that music was playing on loudspeaker beyond 10 pm, for which they didn't seek permission. There was a huge party and there were fireworks, loud music and alcohol. When the Model Code of Conduct is in place, people have to get permission to hold such a big event."
Pataudi is one of the reserved constituency seats in Haryana, where assembly election was held on 15 October. The counting of votes was held on 19 October.
Meanwhile, last year, Saifeena spent their first anniversary in London.