Chiranjeevi son's wedding to be political-cum-filmy event

 It is all set to be another fairy tale wedding in Hyderabad on Thursday. Although it will lack national and international razzamatazz like Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik’s wedding, the marriage of actor-turned Congress leader Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan Teja, is expected to be a mega event.

Ram Charan, who made a debutant entry into Tollywood with his ‘Chiruta’, is all set to tie the nuptial knot on June 14 with Upasana Kamineni, the eldest daughter of a corporate hospital tycoon Anil Kamieni and grand daughter of Pratap C Reddy of Apollo hospitals.

Unlike the weddings with European cutlery, Chinese chandeliers and exotic flowers from Bangkok, the couple say they decided to give a 'desi ' touch to their pre-wedding and post-wedding ceremonies. Local folk weavers of Kalamkari have been hired to weave special carpets for the D-day.  Celebrity fashion designer, Tarun Tahliyani, has designed the wedding costumes for Ram Charan and his childhood sweetheart Upasana. The  wedding mantapam set at the Temple Tress resort in Gandipet and also the Sangeet set at the Annapurna studio, were designed by popular art director Anand Sai. The family has hired two security companies to keep a tab on all the movements; CCTV have been installed at various places. Nearly 200 cars including 10 Mercedes have been hired to ferry the guests and two Merc Phantoms have been specially booked for family use.

On Tuesday, the sangeet ceremony was held at a specially-made set in the Annapurna studios, which was attended by nearly 2,000 guests including stars from the film industry, and their families.

Political elevation

Meanwhile, going by the buzz, this occasion is tipped to be the biggest marriage ceremony in the history of South India, and also as a platform for the elevation of Chiranjeevi’s political career as a Congress leader.
He merged his party Praia Rajyam into Congress in August 2011 along with his 18 MLAs.

All the heavy weights of the Congress and the UPA government including bevy of Union ministers and MPs are set land in Hyderabad on Thursday. “At least five chief ministers and chiefs of five political parties have assured me that they’ll be in Hyderabad on that day (Thursday),” said the actor-turned politician.

The wedding ceremony will be held at Temple Tree Farms, Gandipet, near Hyderabad, where nearly 15,000  guests including 5,000 VVIPs are expected to attend. It is anticipated that Congress chief Sonia Gandhi may attend the ceremony.

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