Mumbai: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and US singer Nick Jonas are to marry this weekend in a two-day ceremony at a venue dubbed India's most opulent royal palace.
Chopra, 36, and 26-year-old Jonas were engaged this year after meeting at an Oscars after-party last year.
The couple arrived with their families in the western Indian heritage city of Jodhpur and headed to the Umaid Bhawan Palace where the couple will be tying the knot.
The palace is the home of the Jodhpur royal family, and is believed to be the world's sixth largest private residence. Part of the palace has been converted into a Taj heritage hotel with peacocks roaming 26 acres of landscaped gardens.
A night's stay in the Grand Presidential suite can cost more than Rs 5,00,000 rupees ($7,168), according to the hotel website.
Situated at Chittar hill, the highest point in Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace inspires with exotic views of the historical Blue City, vast sand dunes, and intimidating Mehrangarh Fort.
The palace also serves authentic Rajasthani cuisine along with Mediterranean and European delicacies.
Details about the wedding have been scarce, but Hollywood actors Dwayne Johnson, Lupita Nyong'o and talk show host Kelly Ripa are among those expected to attend.
There will be two different style weddings, one Hindu and second Christian. The ceremony and festivities will be a private affair with only the family and some close friends.
The Mehendi and sangeet ceremony will be held on Thursday at the Umaid Bhawan, where Nick will perform a medley of his songs and Priyanka will be performing a few of her hit dance numbers.
The pre-wedding event will include a haldi ceremony on Friday. A cocktail party has also been organised for the two families, relatives and friends before the big day.
The palace will be shut down for tourists from Thursday till December 3 for 'security reasons.'
Their wedding ceremony officially started with a puja ceremony in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Chopra, who headlined three seasons of the ABC crime drama 'Quantico,' is one of Bollywood's biggest female leads with acting credits in several big-ticket films.
Nick and his brothers Kevin and Joe formed a pop-rock band, The Jonas Brothers, in 2005 and soared to fame as members of Disney's stable of teenage stars. The band split up in 2013.
(With inputs from Reuters and IANS)