One of the most anticipated weddings of the year - The Ram Charan-Upasana Kamineni wedding was expected to be a star studded wedding, and it literally was. The Temple Tree farmhouse of the Kamineni family located on the outskirts of Hyderabad was teeming with cars of every genre as guests arrived well before the appointed time. The coy bride dressed in a Tarun Tahiliani special followed Ram Charan who walked in a flower decked canopy to specially designed hall to accompaniment of the traditional nadaswaram.
The high profile wedding was graced by the who is who of the politics and tinsel town. Amitabh Bachchan, Superstar Rajnikanth, Ambareesh, Venkatesh, Mohan Babu, Sridevi and almost the entire Tollywood attended the wedding ceremony and showered their blessings on Ram Charan and Upasana.
The world of business rubbed shoulder with the political elite which was led by Andhra Pradesh Governor, ESL Narasimhan, Chief Minister, N Kiran Kumar Reddy, TDP leader Nara Chandrababu Naidu and TRS Chief K Chandrasekhar Rao among others. To mention a few from the world of business we spotted Shivinder Singh of Fortis, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw of Biocon and a host of others. Telugu news channels were running a live feed of the VIP arrivals and right through the wedding.
The three hour wedding ceremony conducted in traditional Telugu style with priests chanting mantras and the bride and the groom smearing the Jeelakarra Bellam and Madhuparkam followed by the other ceremonies including the grand finale - The tying of the mangalsutra and Saptapadi, the seven steps that the bride and groom took around the fire.
The high profile wedding which began four days ago with ceremonies at Domakonda Fort was interspersed with sangeet, parties and tradition. Ram Charan's father and mega star Chiranjeevi will host a reception today evening followed by tomorrow's morning reception by Ram Charan for his fans.
Hyderabad will have to wait for a while for another wedding on this scale of pomp and pageantry.