The celebrity weddings are famous ones as they showcase the glamor and glitz of Indian wedding ceremonies in true sense but in an extravagant way. Steel tycoon Laxmi Niwas Mittal daughter’s wedding was a remarkable event in the history of Indian traditional marriages. The wedding was celebrated for six days and cost $55million.
The celebrity weddings are famous ones as they showcase the glamor and glitz of Indian wedding ceremonies in true sense but in an extravagant way.
Some of the most famous Indian weddings in contemporary times have been the wedding ceremonies of Sahara Shree Family and the Mittals. The wedding ceremony of Subroto Roy’s sons Seemanto and Sushanto have been one of the most grand marriage ceremonies of modern Indian times. Arranged in the Sahara city, Lucknow, the wedding ceremony was attended by over 11,000 guests and the guest list included the all the big and famous names in India. The wedding ceremony was so grand that it would always be remembered as one of most exotic wedding ceremonies in the Indian history.
Another wedding, which became the talk of the town, was the wedding of Vanisha Mittal, the daughter of London-based steel tycoon Laxmi Niwas Mittal with Amit Bhatia, a Delhi-based investment banker. The venue of the wedding was the famous Palace of Versailles, where the French “Sun King” Louis XIV held court in the 17th century, and the 17th century Vaux le Vicomte, acknowledged as “the finest chateau and garden” in France. The wedding celebrations went on for six days and the total estimated budget of the wedding was £30m/$55 million i.e. about Rs. 200 crore. The guest list included all big and famous names from Indian and British society. Movie stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta and Aishwarya Rai to name a few.
The grandest of all weddings: The first lady of Indian cinema got married to the heir of Amitabh Bachchan. This was another event which caught the headlines for long. Though it was declared an extremely private event, it did not matter for the journalists who waited for hours outside Bachchan’s residence Mannat or the venue Pratiksha. They cars of the bride and groom were hounded by the journo until they were stopped at the gates of the venue by hundreds of security personnel. The gloss and grandeur knew no bounds and it made to every means of media, who tried their best to make it a social event.
Another eventful marriage was that of “Desi-gone-abroad” businessman Arun Nayar and his fiancée, Hollywood actress Liz Hurley. The couple got married on March 2007. They married once in Britain and then the next league of celebrations continued in Nayar’s homeland, India. The much-talked about couple had been the center of attention both in Britain as well India for their one of a kind pair. After an English wedding in Britain, there had been celebrations for over five days in traditional Indian customs in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The families of the couple stayed at the Devi Garh
Palace hotel in Udaipur, where the Indian hum-drum also took place. The couple’s friends were housed in Lake Palace hotel in Udaipur.
The marriage ceremonies of Indian film and cricket stars are no less grand. Raveena Tandon’s marriage ceremony was held with all the possible grandeur at the Jag Mandir Palace on an island in Pichchola Lake in the Udaipur city of Rajasthan. Hrithik Roshan’s wedding ceremony with his long-time sweetheart Sussanne at the Golden Palms Resort and Spa, Bangalore, was also no less than a fairy tale. The other Indian ceremonies which came to limelight because of their grandeur and magnificence are actress Karisma Kapoor and businessman Sanjay Kapur’s wedding, actor Abhishek Bachchan and former Miss World and famous Indian actress Aishwarya Rai’s wedding, Ace Cricketer Sunil Gavaskar’s son Rohan Gavaskar’s wedding with his childhood sweetheart Swati, former cricketer Ajay Jadeja’s wedding with Aditi Jaitely and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s wedding with Anjali Mehta.