Bengaluru: Gali Janardhan Reddy, former Karnataka minister in the BS Yeddyurappa government, has done something extraordinary for his daughter’s wedding.
The mining baron has prepared a special wedding invitation for the guests for his daughter Bramhani’s wedding.
The invitation comes in a box, which when opened reveals an LCD screen. A text announces “Bramhani Weds Rajeev Reddy”, and the screen begins to play a video. Reddy, his wife and son sing ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’.
Then the bride and groom are introduced and shown eyeing each other coyly. Everyone sings. The bride swirls her lehenga and runs in slow-mo. The groom is introduced with white stallions in the backdrop.
The one-minute video ends with a close-up of the family as the date and venue are announced.
Mr Reddy, 49, once among the most powerful men in Karnataka, spent three years in jail in connection with illegal mining. He was released last year on bail.
He and his older brother G Karunakara Reddy were ministers in the BJP government headed by BS Yeddyurappa till July 2011. Months later, Mr Reddy was arrested by the CBI.
His daughter’s wedding is widely expected to be a star-studded event and a grand show of opulence, quite like the engagement ceremony last month.
If the wedding invite is any indication, the powerful politician is spending a fortune on the wedding.