As many as 50 horses and a whopping 7,000 guests will mark the big fat Bihari wedding of RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s son, Tej Pratap and Aishwarya Rai in Patna on Saturday.
Scores of rooms in some new top hotels and guest-houses have been booked to accommodate the host of VIPs and guests coming to attend the ceremony.
At least 30 rooms have been booked at Patliputra Continental, 25 at Hotel Amrapali Residency, 20 each at Hotel Maurya and Hotel Amalfi Grand and 10 at Hotel Frontline Residency, said a source close to the family. Hotel Chanakya, a premier hotel whose proprietors are named in the CBI’s FIR in the land-for-railway hotel scam, does not find mention in the hospitality list.
Barhara legislator Saroj Yadav has announced to send 50 horses and mares to make the Baraat (wedding procession) more attractive.
Amritsari Kulcha, Agra’s Paratha and Bihar’s own litti-chokha will be highlights of the feast served to guests. As per the initial estimate, a Kanpur-based event management group, Bhatia Hotel Private Limited, has been told to prepare dinner for about 7,000 guests, with the possibility of the list getting longer.
More than 100 food stalls would be set up to avoid chaos, while there will be a separate arrangement for VVIPs in the pandal. Those craving for sweet dishes will have to be contented with imirtis, gulab jamuns and ice-cream, Bhatia said.
Tej Pratap will take his wedding vows in a nicely-cut kurta-pyjama, designed by Bihar-born fashion designer MA Rehman. During her engagement on April 18, Aishwarya was dressed in an embroidered blue gown with duppata while Tej Pratap wore a bandhgala.