In case you missed it, Gali Janardhan Reddy’s daughter’s wedding has been in the news for some time now. Gali Janardhan Reddy is a former politician and a Karnataka-based mining baron who hosted what is, arguably, the biggest, fattest, grandest and the most expensive wedding of 2016. The bride was his only daughter Brahmani, who tied the knot with Rajiv Reddy, son of the Hyderabad-based businessman, Vikram Deva Reddy. The wedding took place in the Bengaluru Palace Grounds on 16th November and the entire venue was made to resemble the ruins of Hampi, the great capital of the Vijaynagar Empire. So you had sections of the ground that had replicas of King Krishnadevaraya’s palace, Lotus Mahal, Mahanavami Dibba and the Vijaya Vittala Temple among other buildings.
Gali Janardhan Reddy’s daughter’s wedding had been making the news long before it actually took place. The invite, which went out months before the wedding, reportedly cost Rs 5 crore. It had an LCD screen which played a choreographed song starring the family. It also included a silver Ganesha idol. The wedding itself was touted to be a whopping Rs 500-crore affair with 50,000 guests that included politicians, celebrities and movie stars. A blatant display of grandeur, each element of this wedding garnered crazy attention. The bride, 21-year-old Brahmani, donned exclusive bridal fineries that comprised designer sarees, lehenga and, of course, diamond jewelry.