Jodhpur: Jodhpur is abuzz again with glitterati from the film industry, sports, politics, law and business world as the wedding of Eros International CEO Kishore Lulla's daughter is set to take place in the city. Lulla has chosen Umaid Palace, the royal residence, for his daughter Rishika's wedding scheduled on September 29.
Guests started arriving from Thursday, which included Bollywood celebrities Anil Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, David Dhawan, tennis star Mahesh Bhupati with his wife Lara Dutta. Other celebrities expected to attend the function include Amitabh Bachchan, the three Khans Aamir, Salman and Shah Rukh, Akshay Kumar, Ranbir Kapoor, Rajinikanth, Karisma and Kareena Kapoor.
Priyanka Chopra, Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Katrina Kaif, Govinda, Lata Mangeshkar and business tycoons like Vijay Mallya, Laxmi Mittal and Ratan Tata are also invited. According to the sources, the Lulla family has distributed around 3500 invitation cards the world over.
Besides a local police security cover, a private security agency has also been engaged by the bride's family which will guard all the locations where the ceremonies of wedding and cultural programs have been scheduled.
A source said that entry into any of these places will be strictly through invitation card. The wedding ceremonies began today with the custom of mehendi at the Lake Bal Samand Palace. Cultural programs were also lined up for the guests at this marvellous and historic garden retreat.
Friday will also have a cultural program at the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, whose director Karni Singh Jasol said that the courtyard near the 'zenana dyodhi' will come alive in the evening of Friday with star performances.
The continuous influx of the chartered flights has also become an issue of extra concern for the civil airport authorities. "Everyday we have 3 to 4 chartered flights coming in for the past two days and the number will increase on Friday and Saturday, with the wedding function coming closer," said airport director S N Borkar.