Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar’s Indian wedding celebrations were marred yesterday when a fight broke out between reporters and security guards.
The scuffle kicked off when journalists tried to prevent the couple’s car from entering the Mekrangarh fort venue in Jodhpur following their nearby marriage ceremony.
Reporters then allegedly ran past security and followed Hurley and Nayar’s vehicle into the compound, before forcibly being removed.
During the fracas, onlookers claim a security guard slapped a female journalist while another female reporter is said to have slapped one of the guards.
Media had been banned from the couple’s wedding events–it is thought a U.K. magazine has bought exclusive photography rights.
Hurley and Nayar had earlier exchanged vows in a traditional ceremony at the Umaid Bhawan Palace hotel, which saw them exchange garlands of red roses and orange marigolds, before parading around a ritual fire seven times.
The epic nuptials, which began with a wedding in England on March 2, have spanned two continents and five days of nonstop partying. They have been so lavish, even by Indian standards, that the local press have dubbed the event “The Big Fat Indian Wedding.”
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