Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas marry in Indian royal palace: People magazine

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    Published: 2018-12-01 22:09:56 BdST

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File Photo: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. Courtesy of Alexi Lubomirski/ Ralph Lauren via People

"Quantico" actor and Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra married US singer Nick Jonas on Saturday in a Christian ceremony attended by close family and friends at one of India's most opulent royal palaces, People magazine reported.

The couple are due to have a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony on Sunday and host a reception in New Delhi next week.

The bride, groom and other members of the wedding party wore outfits designed by Ralph Lauren, the design house said on its Twitter account.

The wedding was officiated by the groom's father, Paul Kevin Jonas, People said.

Chopra, 36, 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 Jonas, 26, and his brothers Kevin and Joe formed a 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.

Fireworks explode in the sky over Umaid Bhawan Palace, the venue for the wedding of actress Priyanka Chopra and singer Nick Jonas, in Jodhpur in the desert state of Rajasthan, India, December 1, 2018. Reuters

Fireworks explode in the sky over Umaid Bhawan Palace, the venue for the wedding of actress Priyanka Chopra and singer Nick Jonas, in Jodhpur in the desert state of Rajasthan, India, December 1, 2018. Reuters

Representatives for the couple were not reachable for comment. The venue of the wedding, the Umaid Bhavan Palace in the Indian city of Jodhpur, has been cordoned off to outsiders and no media were allowed near.

Local police on Saturday had to intervene after the couple's security men had an altercation with photographers who were trying to take pictures of the venue, a Reuters witness said.

The palace is the home of the Jodhpur royal family, but part of it has been converted into a hotel with peacocks roaming 26 acres of landscaped gardens.