Uncle Pahlaj Nihalani Reveals Whether Shatrughan Sinha Is Upset About Daughter Sonakshi's Wedding To Zaheer


Sonakshi Sinha is reportedly set to marry Zaheer Iqbal on June 23, 2024. Neither the actress nor her fiancé have confirmed this publicly. Shatrughan Sinha, Sonakshi’s father, recently mentioned that he was unaware of the wedding, sparking speculation about potential family discord. Pahlaj Nihalani, Sonakshi’s uncle and a close family friend, clarified the situation.

Sonakshi Sinha, Zaheer Iqbal Wedding: Pahlaj Nihalani dismisses rumours of Shatrughan Sinha's ...

In an interview with Zoom, Pahlej Nihalani was questioned about Shatrughan Sinha’s knowledge of the upcoming wedding.

Nihalani explained that Shatrughan had been away for three months due to election commitments, but his wife, Poonam Sinha, was likely informed about the wedding plans and would have informed Shatrughan upon his return. Nihalani assured that there were no issues within the family, stating:

“You must have spoken to him when he was out of Mumbai for almost three months due to elections. Bhabhiji must have known. She must have decided to tell him about it (the marriage) after his return. Now he is back in Mumbai and all is well between Sonakshi and her family.”

Nihalani also addressed whether Shatrughan Sinha was upset about not being informed directly by Sonakshi. He emphasized that parents can’t stay upset with their children for long and highlighted Shatrughan’s comments on the changing dynamics of parental consent in modern marriages. Nihalani noted:

He can’t remain upset for long, not with Sonakshi. She is his laadli. Shaadi nahin attend karne ka koi sawaal hi nahi paida hota. As Shatruji said to you, aaj kal ke bachche inform karte hain, permission nahin lete. Why should he be upset if Sonakshi is marrying the boy of her choice? Shatruji himself married a girl of his choice forty years ago. Even I chose my own life partner when I married my wife. One should not have unrealistic expectations from one’s children.”

Shatrughan Sinha’s Response to Marriage Rumors

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In another interview, Shatrughan Sinha commented on the rumors, expressing his surprise but also his willingness to celebrate if the wedding news were true. He mentioned:

“I don’t have any idea about the same, but if my daughter would get married, I would just dance my heart out in front of the baarat.”


He noted that today’s generation often informs rather than seeks permission from their parents, and he and his wife were waiting for official news.

Reports indicate that Sonakshi Sinha’s wedding will take place on June 23, 2024, at the South Mumbai eatery, Bastian, with a pre-wedding party on June 22 at their family home and a reception on the night of the wedding.

What do you think about Pahlaj Nihalani’s revelations?