Priyanka, Nick set for India’s ‘wedding of the year’
There will be two different style weddings, one Hindu and second Christian
JODHPUR: Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra and her American pop-singer beau Nick Jonas have left for their grand wedding in December at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Rajasthan. The pair left for Jodhpur early on Thursday.
Dressed in a striped, white kurti and palazzo, paired with a colourful leheriya dupatta, the soon to be bride Priyanka was all smiles as she was spotted with Nick, who sported a white shirt and faun pants paired with a tan jacket.
The former beauty queen’s mother, Madhu Chopra, and actress-cousin Parineeti Chopra were also seen at the airport along with Nick’s brother Joe Jonas and Joe’s iancé and “Games of Thrones” star Sophie Turner.
The couple has hired a few helicopters to take them straight to the venue from the airport.
There will be two different style weddings, one Hindu and second Christian. The ceremony and festivities will be a private affair with only the family and some close friends.
The Mehendi and sangeet ceremony will be held on Thursday at the Umaid Bhawan, where Nick will perform a medley of his songs and Priyanka will be performing a few of her hit dance numbers.
The pre-wedding event will include a haldi ceremony on Friday. A cocktail party has also been organised for the two families, relatives and friends before the big day.
The Royal Palace — Umaid Bhawan - will be shut down for tourists from Thursday till Dec.3 for “security reasons.”
Their wedding ceremony oficially started with a puja ceremony in Mumbai on Wednesday.
The superstar couple waved and smiled at photographers as they left the airport in India’s revered “Blue City” where they will tie the knot in a series of lavish ceremonies this weekend.
Chopra, 36, and Jonas, 26, are due to wed at the city’s opulent Umaid Bhawan Palace hotel, in the western desert state of Rajasthan, on Saturday.
They have been joined in India by their families, including Jonas’s brother Joe Jonas and his iancee, British actor and “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner.
Indian media is abuzz with details and speculation about the big day, as Bollywood buffs count down to the wedding of the year.
“She’s one of the best actresses in India and she’s beautiful. All of India is excited for her wedding,” said one fan, Prakash Pujari, outside a cinema in Mumbai, the home of Bollywood.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas wave as they arrive at the airport in Jodhpur on Thursday.