Indian heiress to wed lavishly in Puglia

Three-day extravaganza, with elephants and 800 guests

(ANSA) - Brindisi, August 25 - Indian iron magnate Pramod Agarwal is throwing his third daughter a lavish three-day wedding in the southern Italian town of Fasano, sources said Monday.
    The Bollywood-style extravaganza to take place September 3-6 will feature at least two elephants and 800 guests "representing 20% of Indian GDP between them," Fasano Mayor Lello Di Bari explained.
    Two enormous structures are being built, and local English-speaking girls have been hired to shower the bridal party with flower petals, the mayor explained. Local authorities are beefing up security ahead of possible protests on behalf of Italian marines Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre, who are being held in India on possible murder charges and who are both from the Puglia region.
    Agarwal is no stranger to Italian weddings. His daughter Vineeta in 2011 tied the knot at the Venice San Clemente Palace Hotel during a 72-hour celebration that took six months of planning and a staff of 500 and featured 50 flower-entwined Murano glass chandeliers, two golden elephant statues, and a blimp.
   

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