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Last Updated: Saturday April 21 2007 11:44 GMT

In pictures: Bollywood wedding

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan arrive at their wedding celebrations after getting married early on Saturday.

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan arrive at their wedding celebrations after getting married early on Saturday.

The groom rode this horse to the ceremony. The horse had special clothes to wear too!

The groom rode this horse to the ceremony. The horse had special clothes to wear too!

Here Abhishek can be seen wearing his wedding head piece.

Here Abhishek can be seen wearing his wedding head piece.

The groom traditionally kept his face covered as he rode to the wedding ceremony.

The groom traditionally kept his face covered as he rode to the wedding ceremony.

Preparations for the ceremony in the Indian city of Mumbai.

Preparations for the wedding in the Indian city of Mumbai took days. Here workers are decorating a building.

Many colourful dancers took part in the celebration.

Many colourful dancers took part in the wedding celebration.

Glimpses of the bride-to-be were rare in the run-up to the wedding. Here she is practising a dance routine.

Glimpses of the bride-to-be were rare in the run-up to the wedding. Here she is practising a dance routine.

Aishwarya Rai was once Miss World. Her marriage to Abhishek Bachchan is Bollywood's biggest wedding for years.

Aishwarya Rai was once Miss World. Her marriage to Abhishek Bachchan is Bollywood's biggest wedding for years.

Bollywood fever swept across India as two of the biggest stars tied the knot on Friday.

Bollywood fever swept across India as two of the biggest stars tied the knot on Friday.

It was a small family affair, but loads of fans turned out at Abhishek's home in India's film capital, Mumbai, in the hope of watching some of the wedding.

It was a small family affair, but loads of fans turned out at Abhishek's home in India's film capital, Mumbai, in the hope of watching some of the wedding.

Guests and friends of the Bachchan family including Sonali Bendre (second left) and husband Goldie Behl (right) carry the kalash - ceremonial urn - as part of a pre-nuptial ritual

The couple had a traditional Hindi ceremony. Here their friends carried the kalash - a ceremonial urn - as part of the ritual.

A folk dancer stands next to a bus carrying guests to the residence of Bollywood film actress Aishwarya Rai in Mumbai

Relatives and friends joined the couple to dance and sing songs as part of the sangeet, a music night before the big day including this folk dancer.

Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan, second left, his sister Shweta Nanda, right, and her daughter Navya, third left, arrive at 'Prateeksha, the residence of their father and Bollywood star Amitabh Bachc

You can spot Abhishek in the back of the car, behind one of 400 security guards brought in for the event.



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