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Priyanka Chopra’s lav­ish two wed­dings to Nick Jonas in In­dia

Bol­ly­wood sen­sa­tion Priyanka Chopra found it hard to keep her emo­tions in check when she and for­mer teen idol Nick Jonas tied the knot in two lav­ish cer­e­monies.

“It was tears, all tears,” the for­mer Quan­tico ac­tress says. “I could not hold it in. I was ner­vous and scared. But as soon as the cur­tains opened and I saw his face, it was just like ev­ery­thing set­tled, and I knew I was mak­ing the best de­ci­sion of my life.”

Priyanka (36), who has ap­peared in more than 50 films and won 24 film awards, in­clud­ing the In­dian equiv­a­lent of an Os­car, was es­corted down the aisle by her mother Madhu, as her fa­ther, Ashok, died of can­cer in 2013.

The groom’s pas­tor fa­ther, Paul Kevin Jonas Sr, of­fi­ci­ated at the cou­ple’s Chris­tian cer­e­mony, held at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodh­pur, where Nick (26) and Priyanka wore Ralph Lau­ren. The bride, who won the ti­tle of Miss World in 2000, was a vi­sion in a gown dec­o­rated with two-mil­lion pearl se­quins and a 22-me­tre train.

The happy cou­ple shared a five-me­tre cake with guests, in­clud­ing Nick’s brothers Joe

(29) and Kevin (31), the other mem­bers of for­mer pop-rock band the Jonas Brothers.

The cou­ple also had a Hindu cer­e­mony to hon­our Priyanka’s her­itage, in which Nick ap­plied pow­der to Priyanka’s head to sym­bol­ise that she was mar­ried.

“When he put sin­door on my fore­head, it was some­thing that I dreamed about since I was a lit­tle girl,” she says.

Nick says emo­tions were run­ning high. “You think your whole life about that mo­ment. I could not have imag­ined it would be as per­fect as it was.”

He’s set a high bar for Joe, who is en­gaged to Game of Thrones ac­tress So­phie Turner.

Priyanka’s pal Meghan, Duchess of Sus­sex, didn’t show, but the joy­ous cou­ple cel­e­brated in royal style. It was Hol­ly­wood glam­our meets Bol­ly­wood bril­liance, with a 22- me­tre train and swirls of colour.

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