Remember Gali Janardhana Reddy, the man whose daughter’s digital wedding card went viral because it had an LCD screen showcasing the family’s musical video invite? Well, the man is ready to shock the world with the grand plans of the actual wedding celebrations, wherein his daughter Brahmini will tie the knot with Andhra Pradesh-based industrialist’s son on November 16.
Believe it or not, the man is reportedly spending nearly Rs 500 crore on the wedding, and how!
According to media reports, sets of Vijayanagara Palace of Krishnadevaraya has been recreated, the mandappam is a rip-off of the Vijaya Vittala temple in Hampi, priests from Tirupati Thirumala temple have been called upon to perform the rituals. Not just that, he has also recreated his childhood home so he can hand over his daughter to the groom in the same house. According to reports, Bollywood biggies like Shah Rukh Khan and Prabhu Deva are expected to perform on the occasion, along with famous Tollywood stars.
What makes it absolutely bizarre is the fact that this wedding comes at a time when the country is struggling to withdraw mere Rs 4,500 from their accounts after Prime Minister Modi’s demonetisation move, rendering past notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 invalid.
The former BJP minister and mining baron, Reddy, was arrested in 2012 in connection with cases of corruption and illegal mining and released on bail last year. Reportedly, the Income-Tax Department is keeping a close watch on Reddy for all his transactions during the wedding to source flow of funds.
Watch video of the wedding card here.
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