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Before Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s big day: Here are the 5 most expensive Indian weddings of all time

Dozens of chefs, 2,000 dishes from around the world, a 10-page event dress code guide, custom-made outfits made of gold and diamonds, an unparalleled celebrity guest list and private concerts by pop stars like Justin Bieber, Beyonce and Rihanna – the wedding of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant has taken the world by storm. Ahead of their nuptials on July 12 and 14, here’s the most expensive Indian wedding ever.

The 5 most expensive Indian weddings of all time

1. Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal – 700 Crore Rupees

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The wedding of Mukesh Ambani’s only daughter Isha Ambani with businessman Anand Piramal in 2018 was one of the most expensive Indian weddings ever, reportedly costing around Rs 700 crore. Isha’s wedding attire, on display at the NMACC, cost Rs 90 crore. The wedding invitations cost 300,000 rupees each. Beyoncé reportedly charged 33 crore rupees for a private concert for the guests.

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2. Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia – 550 Crore Rupees

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The wedding of Vanisha Mittal, daughter of Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, to banker Amit Bhatia cost around Rs 500 crore. The celebrations took place over a week in France in 2004. The event included a ceremony at the Palace of Versailles, performances by Bollywood stars and a reception at a castle. According to Guinness World Records reports, celebrities such as Kylie Minogue, Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai among others made appearances. There was also a fireworks display at the Eiffel Tower.

3. Sushanto Roy and Seemanto Roy – Rs 550 Crore

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The double wedding of Sahara India Pariwar Chairman Subrata Roy’s sons Sushanto (with Richa Ahuja) and Seemanto (with Chantini Toor) was an extravagant affair held in Lucknow, India. The ceremonies were attended by over 11,000 guests. The celebrations included the weddings of 101 underprivileged girls and the distribution of food to over 15,000 poor people.

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4. Brahmani Reddy and Rajiv Reddy – 500 Crore Rupees

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The wedding of former politician and mining magnate Gali Janardhana Reddy’s daughter Brahmani Reddy to Rajeev Reddy, son of Hyderabad-based business tycoon Vikram Dev Reddy, reportedly cost Rs 500 crore. The grand celebrations lasted for five days at Bangalore Palace in 2016 and were attended by 50,000 guests.

5. Shristi Mittal and Gulraj Behl – ​​500 Crore Rupees

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The wedding of Indian businessman and Chairman of Ispat Industries Limited (now JSW Ispat Steel) Pramod Mittal’s daughter Shristi Mittal to investment banker Gulraj Behl in 2013 cost around Rs 500 crore. The celebrations lasted a whole week in Spain. The event included a ceremony at the Palace of Versailles and a reception in a castle. Over 200 butlers and chefs flew to Barcelona from India and Thailand for the wedding.

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