Does demonetisation affect all Indian weddings equally?

November 18, 2016, 4:33 pm
Does demonetisation affect all Indian weddings equally?
Does demonetisation affect all Indian weddings equally?

Does demonetisation affect all Indian weddings equally?

With the demonetisation taking control of the Indian economy, marriage sector seems to feel the pinch. As the marriage excitement exits out, the marriage seems to be a nightmare. The wedding season is the time of the year when traders do most of their business but lack of liquid cash has led to problems. None of these national issues seem to be affecting the marriages of few big shots.

Mukesh Ambani hosted a pre-wedding party for his niece

When the bride-to-be, Isheta Salgaocar is the granddaughter of Dhirubai Ambani, the celebrations and party will be glitzy and and a grandeur. The demonetisation did not seem to affect the party at the Ambani residence at Antilia. The invitation for the starry evening mentioned the dress code as "black tie/formal with a hint of romance".

The evening pushed through with a show which not only had models ramping with Manish Malhotra’s most extravagant collections but also a dance which paid a tribute to Bollywood through the ages

This one-hour show was choreographed by Farah Khan and Manish Malhotra.

Sonakshi Sinha, Sophie Choudry and Mohan Shakti are few of the celebrities who performed for the night. Apart from these performers, Ranbir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anmol Malik also attended the grand night.

#allaboutlastnight turned out into a #Spectacular #Splendid #FashionShow #beautiful @mmalhotraworld

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After the pre- wedding celebration in Mumbai, the families and guests moved to Goa to the Salgaocar-owned Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, the wedding venue for 4 December. According to media reports, Shah Rukh Khan will be one of the celebrities who would be performing for the wedding.

Magnificient Reddy wedding

Mining tycoon and former BJP Minister, G. Janardhan Reddy’s daughter’s marriage saw a splendour amidst the talk of demonetisation crisis faced by the people.

“There is a lot of talk about how demonetisation is not impacting this wedding. Why can’t people realise that the arrangements were entrusted to an event management company almost six months ago?” said a member of the team who managed the marriage preparations.

Over 50,000 guests attended the wedding, which was held on the Bangalore Palace grounds on 16 November. The entire wedding reportedly cost Rs. 550 crores.

It is estimated that it costed Reddy more 5 crore rupees for the gold-plated invitation with LCD screens and trousseaux.

The marriage gala went on for three days with the third day being the display of wealth while all the other Indians were queuing up outside banks or ATMs.

The marriage function took place amidst stringent safety measures of 3,000 security men and in excess of 500 bouncers in black suits. Most of the bigwigs of Telugu film industry were present for the song and dance events apart from 500 dancers who were drawn from troupes in Chennai and Hyderabad.

Designer Adapa’s mandate was to recreate the magnificent Vitthala temple at Hampi, famous for its musical pillars, and the Venkateshwara temple in Tirupati.

Preparations for the marriage on Banglore Palace premises 
Preparations for the marriage on Banglore Palace premises 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also questioned the lavish spending at Reddy's daughter's wedding. "Weddings are getting held up across the country but Reddy has spent Rs 500 crore as per reports. Why is the IT not raiding Reddy? Vijay Mallya who has Rs 8,000 crore debt was allowed to flee by BJP. Rs 1.14 lakh crore of big corporates loan was waived."