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Karnataka mining baron’s daughter’s invite has stunned us into silence

For mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy’s family, wedding invites with written words are passe. Instead, the former BJP leader’s daughter’s ‘boxed’ wedding invite comes with an LCD screen playing a video.

And this is not just any video. Running for longer than a minute, the video features Reddy, his wife, daughter Brahmani, his son and even the groom Rajeev Reddy. And, Janardhan Reddy and his wife are lip-synching to a Kannada song that seems straight out of a film. The song was specially composed for the wedding.

Invoking auspicious blessings, the song calls relatives, friends and loved ones to come and share in the joyous occasion. Announcing the happy couple's names, the video also features elaborate introductions for them, with the groom walking on to a background of galloping horses.

 

For the record, there is a regular printed invite inside the box with all the necessary details. But even before you can get to it, the LCD screen in the lid autoplays the video. 

There’s also buzz that actors Shah Rukh Khan, Prabhudeva, Tamannah and Katrina Kaif may perform at the wedding scheduled for November 16. 

For the uninitiated, Reddy spent more than three years in jail in connection with the Ballary illegal mining case. He was released on conditional bail on January 22, 2015, by the Supreme Court. Reddy was also a minister in the Karnataka cabinet.

If there’s a wedding invite more bombastic than this, we’d sure like to know. 

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