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Security personnel stand in front of decorative illuminations at Prateeksha, one of the two residences of Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, during the wedding of Bachchan's son Abhishek and Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai in Mumbai April 21, 2007. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, one of Bollywood's best-known screen couples, married on Friday in a traditional Hindu wedding in which the groom rode a white horse before the pair took their vows around a sacred fire. The ceremonies concluded three days of celebrations at the actors' homes in India's entertainment capital of Mumbai, creating, what industry pundits said is, Bollywood's ultimate power couple. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA)

Newly-wed Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan and his wife, Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai, travel in the back seat of a car with Bachchan's sister Shweta Nanda (L, in the front seat) after their wedding in Mumbai April 21, 2007. The wedding of India's hottest Bollywood couple Bachchan and Rai took place on Friday evening, a union that many say will create Bollywood's ultimate power couple. Rai is a former Miss World and Bachchan is the heir to India's most celebrated film family. REUTERS/Stringer (INDIA)

Bollywood stars Abhishek Bachchan, left, and Aishwarya Rai, unseen, are escorted by security personnel as they arrive in a car after getting married early Saturday, April 21, 2007, in Mumbai, India. Rai and Bachchan, both well-known Indian actors, were married in a private ceremony Friday. (AP Photo/Gautam Singh)
Bollywood stars Abhishek Bachchan, right, and Aishwarya Rai, left, arrive in a car after getting married early Saturday, April 21, 2007, in Mumbai, India. Rai and Bachchan, both well-known Indian actors, were married in a private ceremony Friday. (AP Photo/Gautam Singh)
Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai, left, and Abhishek Bachchan, partially visible at right, arrive in a car after celebrating their marriage early Saturday, April 21, 2007, in Mumbai, India. Rai and Bachchan, both well-known Indian actors, were married in a private ceremony Friday. (AP Photo/Gautam Singh)
Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan (C) gestures leaves his residence for his wedding to Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai (not pictured) in Mumbai April 20, 2007. (Stringer/Reuters)
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt (C) leaves after attending the wedding of Bollywood stars Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai at 'Prateeksha' , one of the residences of Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai April 20, 2007. REUTERS/Stringer (INDIA)
Bollywood film actor Amitabh Bachchan(C) leads his son and groom Abhishek Bachchan as part of a pre-nuptial ritual in Mumbai. Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan were married Friday in traditional Hindu ceremony, capping three days of celebrations for Indian cinema's hottest couple.(AFP)
Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan, son of India's best known actor Amitabh Bachchan, rides a horse as he arrives at 'Prateeksha' , one of the residences of his father for his wedding with Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai in Mumbai, 20 April 2007. The wedding of India's hottest Bollywood couple, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai will take place on Friday evening, a union that many say will create Bollywood's ultimate power couple. Rai is a former Miss World and Bachchan is the heir to India's most celebrated film family. REUTERS/Str (INDIA)
Bollywood film stars Aishwarya Rai (L) and Abhishek Bachchan arrive for the world premiere of their film 'Guru' in Toronto, in this January 11, 2007 file photo. Bollywood's best-known screen couples, married on Friday in a traditional Hindu wedding. (Mike Cassese/Reuters)
Jahnvi Kapoor speaks to the media in Mumbai April 20, 2007. Kapoor, who claimed to be the lover of Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan, slashed her wrist in front of the actor's home as he prepared to get married to actress Aishwarya
Rai on Friday. REUTERS/Stringer
Jahnvi Kapoor (C) is escorted into a police van by security personnel in Mumbai April 20, 2007. Kapoor, who claimed to be the lover of Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan, slashed her wrist in front of the actor's home as he prepared to get married to actress Aishwarya Rai on Friday. The woman drove up to Bachchan's residence in Mumbai late on Thursday and slashed her left wrist with a blade in front of journalists covering the three-day wedding celebrations, police said. REUTERS/Stringer (INDIA)
Bollywood's hottest stars Aishwarya Rai (R) and Abhishek Bachchan, seen here 16 April 2007, were married in traditional Hindu ceremony, capping three days of celebrations for Indian cinema's hottest couple.(AFP/ File/Manan Vatsyayana)
Bollywood star Preity Zinta (C) leaves after attending a musical ceremony ahead of actor Abhishek Bachchan's wedding, in Mumbai early April 19, 2007. The wedding celebrations of India's hottest Bollywood couple, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, kicked off on April 18 with a pre-marriage party featuring songs, dances and skits performed by close friends and relatives. The celebrations will culminate in a Hindu wedding on Friday, a union that many say will create Bollywood's ultimate power couple. Rai is a former Miss World and Bachchan is the heir to India's most celebrated film family. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe (INDIA)
Indian actress Aishwarya Rai(C), actor Shahrukh Khan(R) and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali(L) pose for photographers in 2002. Bhansali, director of the Bollywood mega-hit "Devdas", is to stage an opera in Paris next year, the Theatre du Chatelet said.(AFP/File/ Francois Guilot)
MUMBAI, India - Film-crazy India held its breath Friday as two of its biggest stars, the emerald-eyed former Abhishek Bachcha a romantic hero and son of an Indian cinema legend, celebrated their wedding.

The affair, hyped by Indian media as "the wedding of the century," was filled with the melodrama so beloved in Bollywood, India's flamboyant Hindi film industry: secrecy, dance routines and even a suicidal fan who claimed to be the groom's jilted lover.
Hundreds of fans cheered as Bachchan, wearing a gold-and-cream turban — his face covered with a traditional veil of white flowers — emerged onto the streets outside his home astride a white stallion, giving his admirers a thumbs-up sign while his friends danced around him.
Bachchan bobbed his head and punched the air with his hands in time to a Bollywood tune played by an accompanying band of red-turbaned musicians.
He then made his way to a huge, flower-filled, air-conditioned tent encircled by gold curtains in the garden adjoining the Bachchan family home — where — to the sound of trumpets, drums and clanging cymbals — he and Rai reportedly exchanged garlands and wedding vows.
Rai remained hidden inside the barricaded venue, but the Indian media was split down the middle with reports that she either wore a red-and-gold, intricately embroidered sari, or a gold-and-cream creation.
Bachchan, 31, and Rai, 33, were engaged in a private ceremony in January. They have appeared together in several films.
Rai, who first captured India's attention when she was crowned Miss World in 1994, has become one of its biggest stars and one of India's most recognized faces overseas. She has acted in more than 30 movies and starred in several commercials for cosmetic and cola companies.
Bachchan comes from a famous Bollywood movie family — his father, Amitabh, is a Bollywood legend and his mother Jaya is also a famous actor.
Hundreds of fans lined the roads, climbed trees or scaled buildings, hoping to catch a glimpse of the wedding party.
However, the festivities were marred when a young woman slit her wrists outside the Bachchan home in Mumbai early Friday.
Identifying herself as Jhanvi Kapoor, she said Bachchan had promised to marry her after they met when she was one of the dancers in a promotional music video for a movie "Dus" ("Ten"), in which Bachchan starred two years ago.
"He is not talking to me," she told reporters. "I want to know why he doesn't talk to me."
She was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, then arrested by police for attempting to commit suicide — a crime in India. She was later released on bail of $238.
"This is a stunt," said police officer A. Mohite. "She seemed to have done this purely to catch the attention of the media."

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himanshukumar101's picture
Nice photo
himanshukumar101's picture
Nice photo ...Tusi great ho. 
pallavi.raj's picture
good post..
pallavi.raj's picture
good post..
shantihhh's picture
WOW! Were you really at the wedding an inside their plane? Kewl
Anonymous's picture
it is not right bollywood gets just unecessary police NSG protection all this money should be spent on the general public look at the commandoes standing infront of amitabh bachans house