As you scramble to get change for that old Rs 500 note or lay your hands on the new Rs 500 note, mining baron and former Karnataka Minister Gali Janardhan Reddy is prepping for his daughter's extravagant wedding.
Some reports peg the approximate cost of the wedding at Rs 500 crore with palatial sets, bollywood actors' performances, extravagant decorations etc. After the LCD invite for the wedding grabbed eyeballs, the event itself was naturally expected to be a costly affair, but Janardhan Reddy has gone one step further in splurging.
Mere Bengaluru Palace is too passé for the Reddys who are now converting it into the ancient city of Vijayanagara for Brahmini Reddy's wedding. Round the clock work is underway to make the wedding venue look like one from the Golden Era of Vijayanagara. Even as the wedding is slated to take place inside the palace, sets are being constructed around it to add more glitz. Over 2 dozen security personnel are keeping a strict vigil making the venue out of bounds for public. Well known faces from the Hindi, Kannada and Telugu film industries are expected to perform at the mega event of a wedding.
Despite spending close to 4 years in jail and despite authorites freezing his bank accounts and attaching properties disproportionate to his known sources of income, Janardhan Reddy is ensuring that his Daughter's wedding is nothing short of a magnum opus.