Our country, at this time, is going through a major cash crunch and expenditure across sectors, has declined drastically ever since the Prime Minister announced his demonetisation move.
Former minister in the BJP government, and mining baron Janardhana Reddy is reportedly planning a ₹ 500-crore wedding for his daughter Brahmini. Yes, you read that right. ₹ 500 crores. The whole event is a four-day affair which began on November 12, and will culminate in a grand wedding on November 16.
Scheduled to be held on November 16, the wedding is promised to be a lavish, costly affair with money being lavishly spent on LCD invites, star guests and lavish settings. Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan is expected to perform along with Katrina Kaif at the wedding. Other rumoured guests include Prabhu Deva, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Rakul Preet, Priya Mani, and comedian Brahmanandam.
According to sources, many celebrities and VVIPs have expressed regret and are keeping away from attending this big fat wedding, thanks to demonetisation. The BJP high command has also issued a diktat to its members against attending the party keeping in mind the anti-black money stand that the BJP has adopted.
The venues for various ceremonies during the long event are not the usual hotels or banquet halls.
Brahmini is getting married to Rajeev Reddy, the son of Hyderabad-based industrialist, and the wedding ceremony will take place in a pavilion resembling the Vijaya Vittala Temple of Hampi, which has been recreated in Bengaluru.
Janardhana Reddy, who also believes that he is a reincarnation of King Krishnadevaraya, has got a replica of the entire Vijayanagara empire at the Palace Grounds in Bengaluru.
Janardhana, who is reportedly an accused in several money laundering and illegal mining cases, will also reconstruct his childhood home “Hale Mane” and that is where he will hand over his daughter to the groom. Even the dining hall will be built to resemble a traditional village in Bellary, Karnataka.
Around 30,000 guests are expected to attend the wedding, and 1500 of the best hotel rooms across the city of Bengaluru will accommodate them. To fly in the VIP guests, 15 helipads have also been set up.
The wedding will, of course, have a lot of chariots, elephants, camels and majestic horses.