The Indian wedding season is in its full swing, the latest being Rs 55 crore big fat south Indian wedding in Kollam, Kerela. This wedding was of Kerela’s NRI business tycoon’s daughter Arathi with Dr. Aditya Vishnu at Asramam ground in Kollam.
Dr. B. Ravi Pillai, Chairman, RP Group has a property of net worth 2.8$ billion. He is one of the richest men in the world, ranked at 988 in the Forbes list and ranked 30 in India. On the grand occasion of his daughter’s wedding, he hired Sabu Cyril, the art director of the top grosser blockbuster film ‘Baahubali’.
He was asked to design the royal Rajasthani ambiance with the rich blend of customs and traditions. He created Rajasthan palaces-inspired setting across 8 acres that cost over Rs 20 crore. Dr. B. Ravi Pillai invested Rs 10 crore in charity initiatives planned in Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts.
It was a grand wedding with over 30,000 guests. There was a music show also that featured rocking dance performances by Malayalam film actresses Manju Warrier and Shobhna.
Sabu Cyril stated, the venue he designed for this big fat south Indian wedding was colossal as compared to the design he had made for the film Baahubali. “The palace in the film was set up on five acres but this set will cover 40,000 square feet spread over eight acres”. He further added, “it will take a fortnight for his crew of 200 members just to dismantle the pandal!”
Well! Abhi Toh Wedding Shuru Hui Hai! This grand wedding will continue to last for a week and till then Kollam district has been embraced in a tight security.