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A royal date with the stars

entertainment Updated: Nov 17, 2010 00:59 IST

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The wedding of Shivraj Singh, son of Jodhpur’s maharaja, Gaj Singh, to Gayatri Kumari on Wednesday, is all set to be the most star-studded royal wedding in recent time. With celebrity invitees from all over the world expected to converge at Ram Nivas Bagh in Jaipur, the affair has been described as an “out and out traditional Indian wedding” by the organisers.

Gaj Singh personally travelled to several countries to invite guests. UK’s Prince Charles, during his recent trip to Jodhpur, promised to attend. Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachhan, Kabir Bedi, Dino Moria, Vinod Khanna and Hema Malini are among the confirmed guests, while Hollywood actor Richard Gere, singer Madonna and former US president Bill Clinton’s daughter Chelsea are also expected to attend.

On the wedding day, the the bride will wear a traditional sari with embroidery of real gold zari. For the baraat, the royal family hired a special train from the railways to take the guests to Jaipur, at a cost of Rs 9 lakh. A lavish reception will be held at Jodhpur’s royal Umaid Bhavan Palace on November 22.