1. Sahara Wedding - Cost: 552 crore approx.
The weddings of Subrata Roy’s sons, Sushanto with Richa and Seemanto with Chandini took place in Lucknow in 2004. Sahara chief made sure that there was no dearth of glamour, glitz and style in the weddings. The marriage venue in Lucknow, Sahara Shaher dazzled with torchlights, lamps, marshals, and prism glasses. The wedding venue was the magnificent Sahara auditorium while the entire pre-wedding functions were celebrated at the grand residence of the Sahara’s. On the auspicious occasion of the wedding of both his sons, Subrata Roy got 101 under privileged girls married. Along with this, food was distributed to close to about one and a half lakh beggars. The wedding was attended by the who’s who of the country.
2. Tanwar Wedding - Cost: 250 crore approx.
Congress Minister Kanwar Singh Tanwar’s son, Lalit’s wedding to Yogita Jaunapuria took place in 2011 in Delhi. Lalit received a Bell 429 helicopter as a gift from his in-laws. A whopping 21 crore was spent only on the tikka ceremony for the groom’s family. The guest list included about 15000 people each of whom reportedly received 11,000 rupees as shagun and those who attended the lagan function got a 30 gms silver biscuit, a safari suit and rupees 2100 cash each. This was a high profile political wedding.
3. Mittal Wedding - Cost: 220 crore approx.
Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal’s daughter Vanisha Mittal’s wedding to Amit Bhatia took place in France in 2004. Celebrities like Shahrukh Khan, Kylie Minogue, Aishwarya Rai, Akshay Kumar, Juhi Chawla, Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherjee, all performed at the wedding. The cuisine was entirely Indian vegetarian delicacies. The wedding celebrations went on till 6 days. The wedding costed 220 crore approximately.
4. Chatwal Wedding - Cost: 100 crore approx.
Hotelier Vikram Chatwal’s wedding to model Priya Sachdev took place in 2006. The week-long Chatwal wedding festivities took place across the three Indian cities, Mumbai, Udaipur, and Delhi. Six hundred guests from 26 countries attended the nuptials, and were flown in on private chartered jets.
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