Naomi Campbell in Jodhpur
About 125 celebrity guests will get the taste of real Rajasthani culture at the majestic Mehrangarh fort here during a three-day function planned by British supermodel Naomi Campbell to celebrate her Russian billionaire boyfriend Vladimir Doronin's 50th birthday.
The long list of celebrities likely to attend the main birthday function Tuesday includes Black Eyed Peas, Grace Jones, Donatella Versace, Kate Moss, Giorgio Armani and Jennifer Lopez.
"Campbell reached Jodhpur Sunday. She took stock of the preparations and seemed satisfied with them. They were more interested about the two venues of the fort, Daulat Khana and the Zenana courtyard, where the main bash will be organised," said an official, requesting he not be identified.
"Everything from dinner to decorations is based on Rajasthani culture. There will be sophisticated lighting outside the fort, however, the scene will be entirely different inside it," said an official of an event management company involved with the preparations.
Officials privy to the celebrations said the Daulat Khana would be entirely lit up with royal oil lamps rather then electrical lights.
"It will be a beautiful experience for the guests who would be seated on special Rajasthani beds called 'macha'," an official said.
He added that 13 chartered planes flew several high-profile guests from Moscow, London, New York, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul, Mumbai and Delhi, to Jodhpur Monday.
"More guests will arrive Tuesday when the birthday will be celebrated," the official said.
The musical performance by Diana Ross will be one of the main attractions at the function.