The wedding festivities have officially kickstarted for actor Sonam Kapoor and her partner, Anand Ahuja.

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The couple had a private mehndi ceremony today, held at Anil Kapoor's house in Mumbai with friends and family in attendance.

There is clearly a lot of interest in celebrity weddings, but thanks to social media, we are no longer only privy to pictures shared by publications at a much later date, but many many pictures that are already being shared in real time.

Check out the latest images from the beautiful ceremony underway.

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Sonam Kapoor and her businessman beau will tie the knot on the 8th of May.

Sonam's veeres in tow, for the ceremony, decked up in all their finery.

Celebrations begin!!! #sonamkishaadi

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The shaadi ka ghar, naturally is brimming with a LOT of activity.

Paar-tay time at the Kapoor residence tonight! #SonamKiShaadi

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The mehndi, we hear has been done by celebrated Mehndi artist, Veena Nagda.

The low key private affair, is one of the many lined up for the couple's big day.

Sonam Kapoor will fly to Cannes, after her wedding.