Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas wedding: Drone jammers form state-of-the-art defenses as privacy becomes buzzword
A security agency was hired after local police authorities failed to provide the actress and her wedding guests the required level of security due to the upcoming state elections
When it comes to celebrity weddings, stars usually aim for a private affair, keeping the prying eyes of the media and most importantly the paparazzi away from ruining their big day with unnecessary chaos. And, Priyanka Chopra is doing things no differently.
In fact, Chopra and Nick Jonas' wedding celebrations could easily be referred to as one of the most security-heavy weddings the world is going to witness in recent times. And, all security measures start at making sure the venue is free of any outsiders.
The couple has completely booked out the Umaid Bhavan Palace hotel for their wedding, which means no outsiders are allowed inside the hotel grounds during the days of the wedding celebrations. And, security at the venue itself is so heightened, only people having actual proof of a room reservation in the hotel are allowed through the main entrance of the Palace.
In case you have no reservations at the restaurants on the property and/or a room booked at the Palace, chances are you'll be sent back from the gates of the hotel. Chopra and Jonas' wedding venue is also going to be chock-full of security personnel from a private agency, and they are going to be stationed at every nook and corner of the entire estate.
Hotel staff members say the two roads leading to the gates of the hotel will be blocked from a checkpoint to the Umaid Bhavan estate, which is all the way down the hill from where the Palace is located. "Not even a fly can enter the hotel without Priyanka or her team knowing about it," one of the guards at the hotel told Meaww.
The security agency has been hired by Chopra and her team after the local police authorities failed to provide the actress and her wedding guests the required level of security due to the upcoming state elections in Jodhpur. Even the sangeet ceremony, which was previously scheduled to take place at Mehrangarh Fort, was shifted to the Umaid Bhavan itself due to lack of security personnel to assure the wedding party of their safety.
And, human photographers aside, the hotel has been fitted with drone jammers, that have been specially programmed to disable any air-borne camera equipment trying to get close to the palace grounds or the wedding festivities.
As has been already reported, Chopra, Jonas and their families would mostly be traveling via a chopper on November 29, and getting a picture of the bride arriving at her own wedding venue is something everyone wants to see. The couple has booked a single helicopter, which was making a few test runs on the morning of November 28.
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However, when a photographer tried to record a short video of the helicopter taking flight in the air, sans any wedding guests, the camera person was made to delete the video and all pictures of the helicopter by the security guard at the helipad area, citing security concerns as the primary reason. This is how tight the security is at the wedding of the year.