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Rajasthan set for Hurley Nayar post-wedding bash

The Hollywood actress and Indian businessman and will wed on March 3.

india Updated: Feb 24, 2007 18:27 IST
Anil Sharma
Anil Sharma

Preparations are reportedly in full swing for the much talked about post-wedding parties of Hollywood actress Liz Hurley and India-born businessmen Arun Nayar in Rajasthan.

Hurley and Nayar are slated to marry in Britain March 3 after which they are to fly to India and host celebrations in Mumbai and Rajasthan.

Close friends of Nayar are said to have already flown to Jodhpur to take stock of the arrangements.

According to informed sources, a lavish wedding party will be held at the magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace here. The couple has already booked the hotel from March 8 to 10, hotel sources told the agency.

The Umaid Bhawan Palace, completed in the early 1940's, has 98 rooms and is considered one of the most beautiful hotels in Rajasthan. The opulent palace, part of which is still the home of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family, is set in 26 acres.

Hollywood star couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had also stayed here during their recent India visit.

Apart from Umaid Bhavan, around 10 rooms in Hotel Balsamand Palace, five km from here, have been booked for the guests. A second wedding bash is likely to be organised here as well.

The Balsamand Palace is a fine specimen of Rajput architecture in red sandstone, surrounded by lush green gardens.

It is built on the banks of the 13th Century artificially created Balsamand Lake and has 35 rooms.

A third grand marriage do might be held in the 4th century Nagaur Fort, 137 km north of here.

The fort comprises three palaces - Hadi Rani Mahal, Sheesh Mahal and Badal Mahal - that are noted for their beautiful frescoes.

"The party will be held in one of the palaces within the fort," a well- informed source said.

First Published: Feb 24, 2007 14:02 IST