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Celebrity Wedding

Getting off the bus from school today, the entire road in front of our house was clocked with people. We live right across the road from one of the ritziest restaurants in town - Olive - and there was apparently a big Bollywood wedding brunch. Only in India would a brunch get started after 5pm! According to our guards (and this website), the happy couple are Amrita Arora and Shakeel Ladhak.

Now, whenever there are Bollywood stars to be seen, you can count on a throng of passers-by and watchers. One of the most amusing thing about people here is that they will come out in droves just to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars. Two of the biggest of the Bollywood actors - Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor - are also supposed to be stopping by.
Of course, not all of the stars appreciate this constant attention, and so whenever there is a gathering like this, the police are out with these big sticks called lathis. They wave them around, but are certainly not averse at all at using them on a crowd - the technical term for this is a lathi charge.
Private security guards also hustled around the area to chase off onlookers (although they pretty much left the white guy with the camera alone).

As you can see from the background of this picture, someone famous has just entered!

Watch out below!!
Even the back door entrance is no guarantee of anonymity, as the photographers stake it out. Our house is two buildings over to the right of the white car.

But don't we all feel safer, knowing that Mumbai's finest are on the job!

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