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My big fat ‘£15MILLION wedding’: Hinduja tycoon and his designer bride marry

My big fat ‘£15MILLION wedding’: Hinduja tycoon and his designer bride marry

London, Feb 12: A London-based Indian billionaire has married his long-term sweetheart in a lavish three-day wedding – complete with performances from Jennifer Lopez and Nicole Scherzinger - said to have cost £15million.

But when your family’s worth £4billion, who needs to worry about cost?

Fifty-year-old Sanjay Hinduja wed Anu Mahtani in one of the most exclusive hotels in the Indian city of Udaipur, Jagmandir Island Palace.

In one of the most stunning weddings ever held in a country famed for its Bollywood spectaculars, cuisine from at least 16 countries was served to 16,000 delighted guests in a week-long celebration of the union.


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No expense spared: Sanjay Hinduja and Anu Mahtani - pictured here with designer Manish Malhotra - have treated guests to an amazing three-day extravaganza


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Selfie: Jennifer Lopez was performing at the wedding, which is said to cost almost £15million

The event brought together some of the world’s richest and most powerful people in the world: 208 privately-chartered planes are said to have landed at the airport in the run-up - so many, they couldn’t find anywhere to park.

The Rajasthan Patrika has estimated the cost of the wedding at 100 crore - the equivalent of almost £15million.

And then there was the cost of her room: it is said she was staying in a luxurious £3,000-a-night suite.

J-Lo is also said to have been at the wedding with her reported ex, backing dancer Caspar Smart.

Nicole Scherzinger - who performed alongside Bollywood stars Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer SinghRead on the first of the three days, according to the Economic Times - will also not have come cheap.

Her price for performing outside of America is said to hover between £375,000 and £650,000. 

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Costly: The hotel is said to be one of the most expensive in the region - another place where they have chosen to splash out

Boats: Guests are said to have taken specially decorated boats to arrive at the island palace

It is thought 16,000 people have attended the many events held around the main wedding, while 800 attended during the three-day celebration.

Prominent guest included London-based billionaire Vedanta Chief Anil Aggarwal, son of Laxmi Mittal Aditya Mittal, while the President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson was also on the guest list.

Once people arrived in Udaipur, they were chauffeured around in an elite fleet of top class BMWs, specially flown in from Mumbai.

In order to reach their glamorous hotel, 14 fully decorated boats were laid on.

The dress code was traditional Indian, and guests were treated to folk music on arrival - before the star performers took to the stage to treat them to hits like J-Lo’s Until It Beats No More.

It is rumoured the bride’s make up was done by Mac’s director of make up artistry for India, Mickey Contractor.


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Famous: The wedding’s guests were said to be some of India’s most famous socialites, as well as Bollywood stars. Shilpa Shetty, Preity Zinta, Manish Malhotra, Sophie Choudry and Raveena Tandon pose

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