Indian weddings are popular all across the world due to the way we celebrate them. The trend of expensive weddings is on its way as we have seen some super-rich celebrities including Ranveer-Deepika, Priyanka-Nick marry. The latest wedding to join this list is Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani’s marriage. We all have been reading about how Bollywood celebrities are coming together for this event, now let’s read the total amount of money that has been involved in this.
There have been many estimates for how much this week-long extravaganza will cost. Industry experts have estimated the expense at about $100 million (over Rs 718 crore), while a person close to the family said the amount is not more than $15 million. The person has asked media companies to let him/her remain anonymous. Notably, Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding in 1981 cost $110 million in today’s dollars.
Talking about the invitees to the pre-wedding festivities in Udaipur, the range is countless. From international and local celebrities such as Beyonce and Shah Rukh Khan, to politicians like Hillary Clinton and business tycoons including Henry Kravis, no one can afford to ignore this wedding even after their busy schedules. The guest list is so long that at least five five-star hotels nearby have been booked by the 2 families and a war room has been set up in Mumbai to manage logistics. According to local media reports, more than 100 chartered flights will fly guests to and from Udaipur’s Maharana Pratap Airport.
To express his gratitude towards the city of lakes Udaipur, the Ambanis donated food to feed 5,100 people three meals a day for four days and set up a bazaar to showcase 108 traditional Indian paintings, pottery and other art from local artisans, according to a statement from a family representative.
If you don’t know, the main ceremony will be held at the 27-story Antilia palace in Mumbai which is the world’s largest and most expensive family home and post-wedding events will be held in the city.
For Mukesh Ambani, who overtook Jack Ma this year as Asia’s wealthiest man, Isha is the first of his children to wed. After the festivities, the couple will move into their $64-million diamond-themed mansion at the Gulita building in Mumbai.