British star Elizabeth Hurley and new Indian husband Arun Nayar set off a paparazzi frenzy Monday as they arrived in Mumbai for a week of festivities to end with a traditional wedding in a palace city.
The newlyweds walked hand-in-hand after landing at Mumbai's international airport for the second leg of celebrations.
Hurley and Nayar wed in a civil service Friday at Sudeley Castle in southwest England, followed by a lavish star-studded party at a country castle the next day.
Hurley in a laced white dress and Nayar sporting a blue shirt, jeans and a dark jacket, were accompanied by a bevy of bodyguards and airport security who struggled to keep frenzied news photographers at bay.
They drove off in a silver Bentley to Nayar's family home in south Mumbai.
Hurley, whose film credits include the first two Austin Powers movies and Bedazzled, will stay at the Taj Mahal hotel, recently the digs of Hollywood star couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Bitt.
Though the pair's schedule remains under wraps, media reports said they would attend a party hosted by socialite Parmeshwar Godrej, wife of business tycoon Adi Godrej, in Mumbai on Monday night.
Hurley, 41, and Nayar, 42, are set to fly off to the palace city of Jodhpur later this week for a traditional Indian wedding in the western desert state of Rajasthan.