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PHOTOS: Russell Brand Shows Off 'Henna Hands' - Indian Wedding Tradition

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Oct. 22 2010, Published 2:12 p.m. ET

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Just before he marries Katy Perry, Russell Brand - his hands painted with henna (a wedding tradition in India) - went on a safari Friday to India's Ranthambhore National Park and has all the photos for you.

The Get Him To The Greek star sported his eccentric style, pairing up a sheer white shirt with white silk pants. It appeared as if he was accompanied by some of his wedding guests, though Perry was nowhere to be seen.

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Traditionally at weddings in India, both the bride and groom's hands are painted with henna. Interesting fun fact: the groom's initials are hidden in the patterns. The groom must search for the initials on the wedding night, and if he can't find his initials, he is expected to give a gift to his new bride.

Rajasthan Tours manager Mohan Singh said his company is working for the couple on the event. He told the AP Thursday Brand and Perry will kick off a six-day celebration of their union, beginning with a Hindu wedding ceremony Saturday at a luxury resort outside the Ranthambhore tiger sanctuary.

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With both of their families already in town for the big day, the pop singer was extra guarded over her privacy in a pair of Tweets she sent earlier this week.

"I have something to say..." she Tweeted. "TWIT BREAK: Greatest gift u can give us is respect & ♥ during this private X. No use wasting ur X w/ STOLEN or FALSE info. Thnku for this."


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