The South Indian politician, the infamous Janardhana Reddy, married his daughter Brahmani Reddy at an extravagant 5-day festival in Bangalore. As one of the most expensive weddings in South India, the grand event was all bling and bright. If it happened in this day and age it would easily fit in with the larger than life weddings featured in Netflix and Conde Nast’s video collaboration, The Big Day, – which recently launched its second collection.
Let’s track back and walk you through some of the most outrageous South Indian celebrity weddings and their details.
5 Most Expensive South Indian Celebrity Weddings Ever
1. Brahmani Reddy and Rajeev Reddy
Brahmani Reddy and Rajeev Reddy
G Janardhan Reddy, arrested in 2011 for illegal mining activities according to ET, hosted one of the largest (and most expensive) Indian weddings in 2016. His daughter Brahmani married Rajiv Reddy in a luxurious five-day affair witnessing over 50,000 guests. The grounds of the Bangalore Palace have been redesigned to resemble the Vijayanagar Empire. The bride’s trousseau included a kanjeevaram saree worth 17 rupees and diamond jewelry worth 90 rupees. The total cost of the wedding was clocked at Rs 550 crore per ET.
2. NTR Junior and Lakshmi
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Junior, also known as South Indian actor NTR Junior, married Lakshmi Rao, the daughter of famous businessman Narne Srinivas Rao, in another expensive South Indian celebrity wedding ceremony. According to the New Indian Express, only Lakshmi’s saris for the ceremony cost more than Rs 1 crore. The daily also stated that the mandap for the wedding was set at a price of 18 rupees, with 300 workers completing the project. The daily reported that the grand ceremony would cost an estimated 100 rupees.
3. Allu Arjun and Sneha Reddy
Allu Arjun and Sneha Reddy
Allu Arjun and Sneha Reddy, one of the most popular and beautiful couples in the South Indian film industry, have also had a great affair. The wedding took place at the Hitex Grounds in Madhapur and was photographed by Joseph Radhik, a popular wedding photographer. While speaking with WeddingSutra, he said, “The wedding had more than 40 photographers and we were just capturing the open moments behind the scenes.” It was an event that was crowded with people and almost brought Hyderabad to a standstill, said Joseph Radhik further across from WeddingSutra.
4. Ram Charan Teja and Upasana Kamineni
Ram Charan Teja and Upasana Kamineni
Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan Teja, who became a politician, married his girlfriend and then girlfriend Upasana Kamineni in a solemn ceremony in 2012. Celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi and Boney Kapoor were in attendance, as were some big names from the political world, according to News18. The wedding took place in a farmhouse in the capital.
5. Surya and Jyothika
South Indian actors Surya and Jyothika exchanged their vows in a grand and dreamy ceremony dominated by spending on bridal outfit and larger than life erections for the wedding. Jyothika’s outfit has been estimated to cost over Rs 3 lakhs per DNA. With the likes of Kamal Hassan, Dhanush and Aishwarya and many other celebs, the wedding was a great affair.
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