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First Rihanna, Now Justin Bieber! Someone Pls Invite Me To The Billionaire Indian Wedding

Remember a few months ago when everyone was freaking out about that filthy rich Indian family that paid Rihanna to come out of her performing retirement to sing at their pre-wedding event? Well, the time has come: all the pre-wedding events are done and it’s time for the official Ambani wedding. So grab your fanciest saree or sherwani and settle in because the wedding of the year is about to happen and we have all the deets.

Who Is Getting Married To Anant Ambani?

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Anant Ambani, the youngest son of Mukesh Ambani (aka Asia’s richest man with a casual $118 billion fortune) is finally tying the knot with Radhika Merchant. Now, who is this lucky lady, you ask? Radhika is the daughter of Viren Merchant, the billionaire CEO of Encore Healthcare. So yeah, both families are swimming in more money than we could ever imagine. The couple, both 29, met through mutual friends in 2017 and have been inseparable since.

Radhika isn’t just a billionaire heiress — she’s also a graduate of NYU and works at her father’s company. Oh, and did I mention she’s also a trained Bharatnatyam dancer? Meaning she’s trained in this super technical form of classical Indian dance. Anant, on the other hand, is a Brown University grad and is heavily involved in animal welfare. He even recently opened Vantara, a massive 3,000-acre animal sanctuary, because why not save the animals while planning a wedding that’s going to make history? NBD.

How Big Will The Indian Billionaire Wedding Be?

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If you think the Met Gala is the event to be at, you’ve never seen an Indian wedding. Hold my champagne.

Anant and Radhika’s nuptials are set to be an epic, multi-day event in Mumbai, kicking off on July 12 at the Ambani family’s 27-story home, Antilia, and the Jui World Convention Centre, which can host over 16,000 people. And no, I didn’t accidentally add two zeroes. This is going to be huge.

The pre-wedding parties alone were the stuff of legends. Back in March, they had a three-day extravaganza in Jamnagar, India with 1,200 high-profile guests, including tech moguls like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. Oh, and did I mention they had the Rihanna perform almost 20 songs under a sky lit up by 5,500 drones. If you were wondering how much it would cost to have Rihanna sing at your wedding, I’d say about $9 million.

Then in May, they went on a four-day Mediterranean cruise featuring performances by Katy Perry, the Backstreet Boys, and Andra Bocelli. I’m a little offended I didn’t get my invite for any of the pre-wedding events, but here’s hoping I get one for the wedding.

Anant Ambani’s Wedding Performers

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Now, onto the part we’re all dying to know: who is going to be performing at the wedding? And how the hell do you top Rihanna? And before you say what I know you’re thinking, Beyoncé has already performed at an Ambani wedding back in 2018 when Anant’s sister got married. And when his brother got married in 2019, Coldplay performed. So who’s up next? The details are super hush-hush, but we can expect nothing short of spectacular.

Now, people have a few hunches about who might be performing even though nothing is confirmed. But guess who just landed in Mumbai looking a little ready to serenade some newlyweds? Yep, Justin Bieber. The Biebs was spotted arriving in the city on July 5, sporting a chill pink sweatshirt and a red bucket hat, looking (IMO) every bit the cool wedding singer. Can you imagine Justin Bieber singing “One Less Lonely Girl” at your wedding?!

Syeda Khaula Saad
Syeda Khaula Saad
Syeda Khaula Saad is a sex & dating writer at Betches despite not remembering the last time she was in a relationship. Just take her word for it.