Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan leave for Isha Ambani’s wedding celebrations

Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan leave for Isha Ambani’s wedding celebrations

Numerous guests arrived in 48 chartered planes which landed at the Udaipur airport on Friday and Saturday, an insider engaged in arrangements said.

Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal's pre-wedding celebrations that kicked off today will see all the big names from Bollywood in attendance. Outside, they were awaited by luxury sedans driven by chauffers wearing white uniforms and colourful Rajasthani turbans.

As Reuters points out citing Indian media reports, the Clintons and the Ambanis enjoy "an association that goes back more than 18 years", with Hillary Clinton herself dining with the Ambanis this March when she attended a conference in Mumbai.

Several other Bollywood and other celebrities are expected to join the festivities over the weekend.

The Oberoi Udaivilas venue for the pre-wedding celebrations
The Oberoi Udaivilas venue for the pre-wedding celebrations

Clinton, the who's who from across the globe have gathered to make Isha Ambani's wedding a uber grand affair.

Priyanka Chopra and husband Nick Jonas at the Udaipur airport for Isha Ambani-Anand Piramal's pre-wedding festivities.

Ahead of the wedding, the families have gathered in Udaipur for "sangeet" and other pre-wedding celebrations slated for 8 and 9 December. Former Infosys managing director Vishal Sikka, steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri and Samsung Electronics vice-chairman Lee Jae Yong also arrived in Udaipur on Saturday, sources said.

Many in India, where millions live in dire poverty, have closely followed the preparations, including the Ivy League-graduate couple's engagement at the luxury Villa D'Este hotel on Italy's Lake Como, attended by more than 600 guests, and featuring a private performance by singer John Legend.

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