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Entertainment

Web Desk
November 14, 2018

Deepika-Ranveer wedding, high security measures: Special wrist bands, patrolling boats, no drones policy

Entertainment

Web Desk
Wed, Nov, 18

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have taken high security measures equivalent to that of world leaders to ensure privacy at their wedding.

The couple held separate mehndi ceremonies on Tuesday. Groom’s event took place at the ultra-luxurious CastaDiva Resort overlooking Lake Como while bride’s ceremony took place at the even more glamorous Villa d’ Este about 5 kilometers away. Security at all the venues for all events is strict and high alert like that of a world leader.

At both the venues, all guests or visitors have to present a special wrist band while security guards have covered up the camera lenses on mobile phones with stickers. The e-invite also bears a QR code to be scanned at the entry. On the lake itself, numerous security boats patrol just outside the perimeter of the property to deter any unauthorized photographer or unknown person.

The local authorities have also warned boat rental companies from renting out boats for anyone from outside town. According to rental company owners, they have been asked to make strict inquiries as to the purpose of the renters. No one is willing to take any visitors in to the water for sailing and boating, especially the area surrounding Villa Del Balbianello, the 13thCentury villa where the main wedding will take place over two days starting today.

Lake Como is highly dependent on the world’s rich and famous people who value their privacy. Singer Harshdeep Kaur who had performed at the sangeet, shared a picture from the event,  butwas later told to delete it.

A source intimately familiar with the preparations for the wedding exclusively revealed to ANI that just over 100 guests - mostly family and friends of the couple as well as their close Bollywood friends including Shah Rukh Khan, Farah Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali - will begin arriving at the venue at 9 am on November 14, 2018.

The first day will be the traditional Konkani ceremony which will continue through the day.

The source also revealed that the couple, their associates and a number of the guests are staying at the ultra-luxury Castadiva Hotel approx. 30 kilometers from Villa del Balbianello by road but considerably quicker by boat.

The couple was spotted for the last time at the airport while leaving for Italy in all-white outfits.