Indian weddings are known to be big fat for a reason. From the ensembles to the décor, everything reflects sheer royalty and all these splurges collectively make weddings an expensive affair. But there have been a few weddings organized by celebrities and other influential and definitely loaded personalities who have put the word extravagant to shame. Their weddings reserved headlines and prime time slots as the amount spent were either 100 crores or more.
Have a look at those for whom sky was the limit when it came to taking nuptial vows, those who spent a fortune to make their day memorable and those who never knew if the country was facing a cash crisis!
1. Brahmani Reddy and Rajeev Reddy
Brahmini Reddy, the daughter of mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in Bengaluru. Her wedding saree is speculated to be worth 19 crores and her jewelry worth 98 crores. The total cost of the wedding, according to media reports is believed to be approximately 500 crore. And all this while India is going through a major cash crunch.
2. Subrata Roy’s Sons Double Wedding
When Sushanto Roy got hitched to Richa and Seemanto tied the knot with Chandini in a double wedding ceremony at the Sahara Auditorium in Lucknow in 2004, there were celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kapil Dev, Anil Ambani among others to bless the happy couples. To make this star-studded affair memorable, Sahara chief Subrata Roy spent a whopping 550 crores on the wedding arrangements.
3. Shrishti Mittal and Gulraj Behl
Shrishti Mittal is the niece of steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal. Well, haven’t we stated enough for you to believe that her wedding that took place in Barcelona was a total expenditure of 500 crores?
4. Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia
When Vanisha Mittal, Lakshmi Mittal’s daughter tied the knot, it was Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Akshay Kumar and many others who graced the event with their performances. The wedding took place at the Palace of Versailles and the total cost was estimated to be 400 crores.
5. Lalit Tanwar and Yogita Jaunapuria
Congress Minister Kanwar Singh Tanwar’s son, Lalit’s wedding to Yogita Jaunapuria took place in 2011 in Delhi. The royal décor and extravagant exchange of gifts definitely was the highlight of this 250 crores wedding.
6. Vikram Chatwal and Priya Sachdev
A successful actor and hotelier Vikram Chatwal married model and actress Priya Sachdev in a regal affair in Udaipur. Their wedlock was a 100 crore affair and even though the couple split after a few years, their wedding became a memorable soiree!