My Big Fat Indian Wedding
Guests were entertained with 100 different dishes and received gifts of $500 each, safari suits and silver biscuits. Such ostentation is a big trend in India and is believed to put a lot of pressure on average families who would go as far as taking out a loan to fund expensive wedding favours.
However the political status of the parents of the couple is believed to have raised questions about the justification of such ostentation especially with recent sleaze accusations. Yogita's father is also a leading politician. Others believe this is an attempt to reposition the Gujjar caste which is designated by the Government as socially disadvantaged