From Shashi Tharoor's son to Laxmi Mittal's daughter: Big, fat Indian weddings

Nov 20, 2018, 16:00 IST
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    Sahara Chief Subrata Roy's sons Sushanto and Seemanto got married in a double wedding in 2004. Over 10,000 guests including top Bollywood stars to politicians, business tycoons and important personalities from all walks of life attended the extravagant event. The entire township of Sahara was decorated with prism glasses, mashals/ torch lights, wax lights and beautiful flowers. The wedding, which was one of the most expensive weddings in the country, included dance performances by the renowned Shiamak Davar group and a British Symphony Orchestra playing popular Indian tunes to keep the guests entertained. The wedding menu included 110 types of cuisines from all over the world. Photo/AFP

     

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  • From Shashi Tharoor's son to Laxmi Mittal's daughter: Big, fat Indian weddings

    Hotelier and actor Vikram Chatwal married investment banker-cum-model, Priya Sachdev in a glittering wedding ceremony in March 2006 which was hosted at three locations - Mumbai, Udaipur and Delhi. There were reportedly 600 guests from around 26 countries who were ferried by chartered jets. Apart from movie stars, royals including the son of the late Shah of Iran, Prince Nicolas of Greece and none other than Bill Clinton graced the occasion. The marriage did not last long and ended in 2011. Vikram Chatwal has moved on and Priya Sachdev married Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor's ex-husband Sunjay Kapur in a private ceremony in New Delhi in 2017. Photo/YouTube

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  • From Shashi Tharoor's son to Laxmi Mittal's daughter: Big, fat Indian weddings

    Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan's son Abhishek Bachchan fell in love with Aishwarya Rai while filming the Bollywood hit, 'Dhoom 2'. The couple married on April 20, 2007 in a private ceremony at the Bachchans' residence, Prateeksha, in Juhu, Mumbai. Many pictures of the wedding leaked online and fans were more than excited to see the couple together tying the knot. Aishwarya wore a traditional gold Kanjeevaram saree along with gold jewellery. The wedding was one of the most high profile ones in Bollywood and the guest list included famous Bollywood celebrities, politicians, and businessmen. The couple is happily married and have a daughter named Aaradhya

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    Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor's son Ishaan Tharoor and CNN recruiter Bhumika Dave had a 'big, fat Indian wedding' in October 2017. With horse-drawn carriages, fully co-ordinated groomsmen and a band to synchronise it all, the wedding was perfect in every way. The couple had a grand reception in Thiruvananthapuram on 24th December 2017, and another one in New Delhi later

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    Vivek Oberoi had an arranged marriage with Priyanka Alva, daughter of Karnataka minister, Jeevaraj Alva, on October 29, 2010. The wedding mandap was designed with twenty-five thousand Swarovski crystals, and included imported flowers from Italy and Czechoslovakia. The wedding reception which was held at ITC Grand Maratha, Mumbai, was attended by most of Bollywood's groovers and shakers. Vivek Oberoi and his wife have a son named Vivaan, born in February 2013 and daughter Ameyaa, born in April 2015

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    Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli's wedding in December 2017 turned out to be an extravaganza like no other. With the bride and groom's outfits designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee, the venue is what made the headlines as the couple opted for a spot in Italy and tied the knot. They later had grand receptions held in Delhi and Mumbai which had a host of personalities from the Bollywood and cricket fraternity

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    Bollywood superstars, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor had a 5-day-long wedding full of pomp in October 2012. The affair was truly star-studded, with the who's who from the entertainment and sports industries gracing the event. While it is the first marriage for Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan was previously married to Amrita Singh. Saif and Amrita have two kids - Sara Ali Khan and Ibrahim Ali Khan. Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan have a son together named Taimur Ali Khan who is an internet sensation and paparazzi's absolute favourite star kid

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    The blockbuster wedding of mining baron and former minister B Janardhan Reddy's daughter, Brahmani Reddy to Rajeev Reddy in November 2016. The five-day extravaganza was conducted by a battery of priests from the famous Tirupati Tirumala temple. It is said about 50,000 people had been invited to the wedding. Reddy and family dressed up as "royals" in gold and diamond had left no stone unturned for the wedding. Most utensils for the wedding rituals were either gold or silver and the entire venue was equipped with air conditioners. While overflowing fountains added to the glitter, orchids and other ornamental flowers were arranged fancily. The who's who of the Kannada and Telugu film industry attended the wedding ceremony and wished the newlywed

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    With a Hawaiian themed Mehendi function, designer clothes and lots of Bollywood celebrities in attendance, Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty and London-based businessman Raj Kundra had one of the grandest Indian weddings in Mumbai in November 22, 2009. The wedding was conducted in Mangalore style. Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra wore royal outfits. The close-knit family wedding, held in Khandala was an all-night celebration. The wedding reception was held in Grand Hyatt next day and featured a variety of International cuisines at live counters. Apparently, Raj Kundra was already married at the time he and Shilpa Shetty grew fond of each other. His ex-wife Kavita allegedly claims, Shilpa was the reason for their split, however, Raj and Shilpa both state that their relationship began only after Raj's marriage ended. Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty Kundra have a son named Viaan, born in 2012

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    With a price tag of Rs 250 crore, Congress minister Kanwar Singh Tanwar's son, Lalit Tanwar's wedding to Yogita Jaunapuria in March 2011 was no frugal matter with reportedly over 18,000 guests in attendance. There were apparently around 100 vegetarian dishes on the menu and they had 12 giant screens in order to telecast the entire wedding extravaganza. The in-laws even gifted a Bell 429 helicopter to the groom. Photo/Youtube

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    CEO of Marigold group, Gaurav Assomull and Kajal Fabiani's wedding in March 2011 was a Rs 45 crore affair that took place in Monaco and is often regarded as one of the biggest destination weddings. The couple had booked the city's most lavish hotels and the most sumptuous food for their guests. The 4-day ceremony also featured a performance by international hip-hop artist, Akon. The marriage ended up in a divorce in 2015. Photo/Youtube

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  • From Shashi Tharoor's son to Laxmi Mittal's daughter: Big, fat Indian weddings

    Granddaughter of GVK Group founders, Mallika Reddy's wedding to Siddharth Reddy in June 2011 truly defined extravagance. With no stone left unturned, the wedding was cost as much as, Rs 100 crores. The mandap was in the hues of red velvet and gold. Designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla designed not only the outfits but also the mandap which had chandeliers made of jasmine flowers. Mallika looked resplendent in a gold sari and Siddharth looked royal in an embroidered sherwani. Photo/Youtube

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  • From Shashi Tharoor's son to Laxmi Mittal's daughter: Big, fat Indian weddings

    Vanisha Mittal, Laxmi Mittal's daughter married Amit Bhatia in an extravagant function in 2004, that was hosted at France's Palace of Versailles. It is the only private function known to have been hosted at the palace and cost over Rs 350 crores. Celebrities from around the world attended the marriage. Designers Tarun Tahiliani, Suneet Varma and the Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla created the wedding outfits. The wedding itself was held at Vaux le Vicomte estate. Over 35 craftsmen were flown in from Mumbai to erect a mandap on a pond in the sprawling gardens of the estate. Photo/Youtube

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    Genelia D'souza and Riteish Deshmukh had a double wedding! While the duo tied the knot in a traditional Marathi style on February 3, 2012, a church wedding also took place later. The wedding was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Genelia wore a custom made red coloured sari by Neeta Lulla. The bride and groom wore traditional headgear called 'mundavlya' made of pearls in white. The church wedding was a dreamy affair in Bandra where Genelia stepped out looking elegant in a Nikhil and Shantanu bridal gown. Riteish wore a traditional black suit which made him look suave. Riteish and Genelia have two sons - Riaan and Rahyl

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    Billionaire Pramod Agarwal's daughter, Vineeta Agarwal married Muqit Teja in 2012 at a wedding held at San Clemente Palace Hotel and Resort located in Venice. The location was exotic and the decor for the entire event was magnificent. With Shakira herself performing, it truly was a grand wedding. The wedding celebrations went on for over a period of 3 days with over 800 guests in attendance. Photo/Youtube

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  • From Shashi Tharoor's son to Laxmi Mittal's daughter: Big, fat Indian weddings

    Lakshmi Mittal's niece, Shrishti Mittal's marriage to Gulraj Behl in December 2013, was a beautiful ceremony set in Barcelona. The entire event cost an approximated Rs 500 crores. The lavish spread menu was a layout done by Michelin-star chef Sergi Arola, which also included a six-storey wedding cake that weighed 60 kgs. In addition to this, around 200 cooks and butlers were flown in from India and Thailand for the wedding. An entire aerial coverage of the wedding was done with helicopters flying around the venue. Photo/Youtube

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    Shahid Kapoor married Mira Rajput in July 2015 in a private ceremony in a gurudwara in Delhi which was attended by around 40 guests. A sangeet ceremony was held a day before the wedding and the couple's dance was a rage on the internet. The couple also had a star-studded reception in Mumbai which had all the A-listers of the Bollywood fraternity. Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput welcomed a daughter named Misha in August 2016 and son Zain in September 2018

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    Sanjay Hinduja, A UK-based billionaire and designer Anu Mahtani got married in a lavish wedding with over 800-people in attendance in February 2015. The scion's wedding took place on an island in the middle of a lake in Udaipur, which also served as a set for the Bond film Octopussy. The welcome dinner had a performance by Nicole Scherzinger, the sangeet had Malaika Arora, Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh showing off their moves and pop icon Jennifer Lopez performed on the wedding reception day. For  Jennifer Lopez, the stage was a dream come true with some of the finest designers and engineers coming together to create something unique. Photo/Instagram

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    Neena Gupta's daughter and fashion designer Masaba Gupta and producer Madhu Mantena's wedding reception in June 2015 was an extravagant four-day-long affair with a host of film personalities coming together to join in on the celebrations. Masaba was dazzling in a lehenga-choli and a cape while Madhu Mantena went in an all-black attire. Apparently, Shahid Kapoor was the star of the entire event who amazed the audiences with his performances. The couple is currently on trial separation and had announced it on social media with a joint statement.

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    The wedding was known as 'The Monkey Wedding' as Bipasha and Karan often fondly call each other. Following the pooja held at Bipasha Basu's home, Mumbai's Villa 69 was the venue for the mehendi ceremony. For the wedding, Bipasha looked radiant in a Sabyasachi-designed red and gold lehenga saree. Karan Singh Grover added a little bit of humour by making an entry on a segway. The wedding reception was a lavish ceremony, with a mix of Punjabi and Bengali rituals, at St. Regis Hotel in Mumbai Mumbai on April 30, 2016. The wedding reception in Mumbai was attended by the who's who of Bollywood

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    Business heirs, Sonam Vaswani and Navin Fabiani tied the knot in a grand ceremony based out of Vienna in June 2017. Sonam wore red pure silk embellished lehenga designed by Manish Malhotra as she walked down the aisle while Navin wore a beige sherwani. Complete with a Viennese ball, the fairy tale wedding was an occasion to remember.

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    Danube heir Adel Sajan and his high school sweetheart wife, Sana Khan had a wedding in August 2017 that no guest was likely to ever forget. The nuptials were themed on Zoya Akhtar's movie, Dil Dhadakne Do and took place on a cruise from Barcelona to Cannes. Photo/Instagram

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    The Turkey-based wedding of real estate developer, Basant Bansal's daughter Payal Bansal and Deepak Kanodia was a fancy affair. With over 30 Indian chefs flown to the venue and performances from multiple celebrities like Celina Jaitly and Isha Koppikar, the pricey wedding is said to have apparently cost Rs 100 crores. Photo/Youtube

     

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From flying staff to the venue of the wedding to arranging a cruise for the guests, these Indian weddings have been defined by their opulence and elegance. Here's a look at some weddings which turned out to be a lavish affair

 

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