Glimpses of the bride, Aishwarya Rai, in the run-up to Bollywood's biggest wedding in years, have been rare. Rai is a former Miss World whose fame has spread well beyond India.
The groom arrived riding a white horse for a ceremony which so far has contained all the ingredients of a Bollywood classic: secrecy, dancing and a suicidal fan who says she was jilted.
The three-day extravaganza has an exclusive invitation list that includes celebrities like actress Preity Zinta.
Among the celebrities attending is Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt, who is waiting sentencing for firearms offences.
So strict is the security for the wedding that most fans are unlikely to see much of the festivities apart from extensive preparation work.
But that has not stopped the nuptials from transfixing the Bollywood set, with actors such as Ajay Devgan adding to the media interest.
The wedding is a proud day for the father of the groom, Amitabh Bachchan - arguably Bollywood's most well-known actor. He is said to be "deliriously excited" over the ceremony.
Everyone - especially security guards - appear to be getting a little twitchy in advance of the ceremony. They have been warned to be on alert for gatecrashers.
Both sides consulted astrologers before the wedding date was set to check whether the time, date and perhaps most importantly - the weather - were auspicious.
The exact details of the wedding have been kept secret, but its thought it will contain dancers and traditional Indian singing.
Everyone wants a glimpse of the golden couple and some fans have travelled two days to be in Mumbai for the big day.