The much talked about Reddy wedding will be held at the historic Bangalore palace on November 16. Reddy is expecting over 50,000 guests from all over the country.
As his friends say, for him it is not just his daughter’s wedding but a first big step towards regaining the clout and stature he lost in a humiliating manner five years ago.
At the Bangalore Palace grounds, lavish life-size sets offer guests a view of tourist spots ranging from the Vitthala temple of Hampi to the Cowl Bazaar of Chennai.
There are replicas of the houses of the bride, Bramhani, and groom Rajeev Reddy.
For those questioning how the wedding has been insulated by the cash crunch after the shock abolition of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes last week, the organisers claim that around Rs. 30 crore is being spent and "all of it has been paid upfront to event management companies, by cheque, and is accounted for."
Janardhan Reddy, who was arrested on September 5, 2011, spent four years in Hyderabad and Bengaluru jails before being released on bail last year on the condition that he will not visit Bellary and Ananthpur districts.
According to his close circle invitation has also been sent all top serving and retired IAS and IPS officers in Karnataka.
"We don’t know how many of them will attend. But wedding card has been sent to all" Reddy’s assistant said. All well-known journalists in Karnataka have also got the invitation card.