by Staff writer
Isha Ambani, the daughter of India’s richest man, is tying the knot with Anand Piramal, son of another Indian billionaire, this week and US singer Beyoncé has been booked for a special performance as part of the lavish festivities at the very extravagant wedding.
Beyoncé was one of many celebrities flown in, along with Bollywood stars and guests like Hillary Clinton.
Recently, Indian weddings have started competing for glamour, lavishness and media attention.
The Ambanis themselves recently attended the wedding reception of Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.
And last weekend, Isha Ambani was a bridesmaid at the wedding of actress Priyanka Chopra to US singer Nick Jonas.
The actual wedding of the daughter of business tycoon Mukesh Ambani is on Wednesday but the festivities leading up to it kicked off over the weekend.
It is likely to be one of India’s most expensive and glamorous weddings, and even former US First Lady and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and media giant Arianna Huffington were part of the guest list.
According to media reports, guests had been flown in on 100 chartered flights.
The amount Beyoncé was paid to perform at the wedding hasn’t been made public, but that would likely not be a problem for the Ambanis as Mukesh Ambani, the father of the bride, is worth around $47bn (£37bn).
He is currently Asia’s richest man and also the 19th wealthiest person in the world, according to Forbes.