We all know how big-fat-weddings of India are – loud and proud, Indians believe in celebrating holy matrimony with much pomp and show. With multiple wedding ceremonies and a long guestlist, Indians surely leave no stone unturned when it comes to throwing a wedding party.
However, things go up a few notches when Bollywood stars are put into the mix. With their celebrity status and colossal bank balances, these weddings are the ones you can’t easily forget.
Here are 14 such expensive weddings of Bollywood.
Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan
The wedding of King Khan and his long-time love interest was one of the most expensive weddings of the time. The two tied the knot on 25th October 1991. It cost them around Rs. 1 crore.
Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao
Aamir Khan and Kiran fell in love during the shooting of the film Laagan. They got married in 2005 and the cost of the wedding was Rs. 2 crore.
Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan
The school-sweethearts got married in 2000 and the cost of the wedding was Rs. 3 crore. But the two got divorced in 2014.
Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna
The Bollywood bad boy got married to Twinkle in 2001. The cost of the wedding was Rs. 3.5 crore.
Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra
The wedding of Bollywood actress, Shilpa Shetty, and London-based businessman, Raj Kundra, was an over-the-top majestic ceremony for its pompous, lavish and unforgettable royal celebrations. Be it mehendi, sangeet or the wedding, the ceremonies were enough to display the royalty of this celebrity couple. The codt of wedding was around Rs. 4 crore.
Arpita Khan and Aayush Sharma
The adopted sister of the Bollywood hunk Salman Khan, Arpita Khan’s wedding to Aayush Sharma was a big event filled with who’s who of Bollywood. The wedding cost Rs. 5 crore.
Imran Khan and Avantika Malik
Imran Khan married his childhood sweetheart, Avantika Malik, on January 10, 2011. Their glamorous affair turned into a glitzy wedding that was nothing short of spectacular. The cost of the wedding was Rs. 5.2 crore.
Ritiesh Deshmukh and Genelia D’souza
The cute couple pulled out all the stops to have a gala wedding and make their big day an affair to remember. The amount of cash that the lovebirds, Genelia D’Souza and Riteish Deshmukh dropped on their nuptials was off-limit. The wedding cost Rs. 5.5 crore.
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai
This was one lavish ceremony that was meant to go in the history of B-town celeb weddings. Not all the details about Abhi-Ash wedding have been disclosed, but as per the reports, the cost for this larger-than-life event was incredible. It cost around Rs. 6 crore.
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s wedding on October 16, 2012, took the concept of ‘pomp and show’ to another level. The celebrations and merriment was never-ending for their five-day long nuptial ceremony. The wedding cost Rs. 10 crore.
Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh
Perhaps one of the most anticipated weddings of 2018, Deepika and Ranveer took the concept of celebrity weddings to a whole new level. Right from the location, to the wedding trousseau and even the regal reception, every element of the wedding screamed ‘expensive’. Reportedly, Deepika and Ranveer shelled out Rs 24,75,000 per day just for the stay at Villa Del Balbianello in Lake Como. And for the entire week’s festivities, they would have spent close to Rs 1,73,25,000 just on the venue! Now imagine what the food, security, costumes and other shenanigans must have amounted to.
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja
The couple tied the knot in a big fat Punjabi wedding in May. The wedding took place in a traditional Anand Karaj ceremony, which was preceded by two days of mehendi and sangeet revelry, and followed by a grand reception party with close family, friends and Bollywood’s glitterati in attendance. The total amount spent on this wedding was Rs 13 crore.
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli
Anushka and Virat’s almost secret nuptial caused quite a tizzy within media circles. It was Anushka’s wedding ring that tops the cost of the expensive venue. Anushka’s ring (which Virat apparently spent three months looking for) was worth a whopping Rs 1 crore, while the villa set them back by somewhere between Rs 6,50,000 to Rs 14,00,000 per night.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur lit up in colourful lights for Priyanka and Nick’s nuptial. The 5-day long extravaganza saw every wedding ceremony being celebrated amid much pomp. Nickyanka apparently spent around Rs 64.40 lakh per night for the rooms at Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace, and for just five days, The venue would have amounted to Rs 3.2 crore!