While everyone is talking about the impending marriage of Suresh Babu’s daughter Mallavika Devi with Bharat Krishna Rao, son of doctors Padmaja and Ram Mohan Rao, who own several software firms in Bengaluru, the Daggubati family is quite restrained.
“It’s strictly a private function since the would-be couple are not celebrities,” says Suresh Babu.
The wedding, which will be attended by luminaries of the film world, business tycoons and politicians, has been set for December 5 with the subha muhurtham at 8.50 pm.
Sources say that `2 crore is being spent on the gala wedding and the 10,000-odd guests will be served traditional dishes like bobbatlu, pulihora, purnalu, etc. “It's a traditional wedding and the venue will remind one of Karamchedu village (Ramanaidu's home town). The street sets at their Nanakramguda studio have been levelled and a stage will come up near the pond,“ says a source.
The wedding will be a star-studded affair with the likes of Bollywood biggies Salman Khan, Boney Kapoor and wife Sridevi, Anil Kapoor, couple Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia, Hema Malini and others attending along with South superstars Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan, Suriya, Karthi and others. The AP Governor, CM and several ministers will also bless the couple.
“As it is a private function, I don’t want to take names of those who are coming,” says Suresh Babu adding that he does not want to divulge more about the wedding as the couple are not celebs. “I want to keep this wedding simple and away from the media glare since it’s an occasion for two families to celebrate,” he adds.
Even Suresh Babu’s father Ramanaidu is reluctant to divulge more.
“My granddaughter’s marriage is taking place at our Nanakramguda Studio; it will be very traditional,” is all that he said.