In year 2018 lots of high profile marriages took place in India about which I had predicted in my article “ Hindu New Year horoscope 2018 and forecast for India” way back in the month of March 2018. My article on the subject was also published in the Express Star Teller magazine’s March 2018 issue. In the Pisces New Moon or Hindu New Year horoscope 2018 the rising sign was Virgo with 2nd lord Venus exalted in the 7th house (marriage) along with Sun, Moon and Mercury. The lord of 7th house , Jupiter placed in the 2nd house. Thus a beautiful exchange between 2nd and 7th houses lords and the involvement of luminaries (Sun and Moon) was the major astrological factor on which I had given the prediction about ‘celebrity marriages’ during the operation period of Hindu New Year 2018-19 horoscope. Apart from this also notice the aspect of 8th lord Mars on the 7th house in the Hindu New Year horoscope which also brought the news of the break-up of the marriage of famous Indian cricket player Mohammad Shami.
Now see the given below names of celebrities, who tied knot in 2018, along with the date of their marriage.
- Bollywood Diva ‘Priyanka Chopra’ and US pop star ‘Nick Jonas’- 1st December 2018
- Bollywood stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone – 14th November 2018.
- Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor and businessman Anand Ahuja- 8th of May 2018.
- Business tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s elder son was engaged to Shloka Mehta on 24th of March 2018 and their marriage is likely to be conducted in early 2019.
- Badminton sensation Saina Nehwal tied knot with P. Kashyap on 16 December in a small ceremony with only 40 guests, including relatives of both families, setting-up an example for youths.
- Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani and businessman Anand Piramal’s wedding on December 12th 2018 was the most expansive and lavish wedding in recent years.
The Ambani’s wedding cost was estimated to be Rs.700 crores or 100 million USD. Mukesh Ambani summoned most famous film and music celebrities from India and abroad in his ostentatiously wasteful and glittery celebrations. Ambani’s are known for wealth creation than the wealth distribution. He is India’s richest man who is known for his flashy and arrogant show of his wealth. He faced criticism few years ago when he made the world’s most expensive house (after Buckingham Palace) in the heart of south-Mumbai. Mukesh Ambani’s Antilla cost more than Rs. 6000 crorers or $1 billion reportedly then. You will not find Ambani’s name in philanthropic causes unlike India’s second richest man Ajim Premji who opted on ‘The Giving Pledge’ an initiative founded by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet that encourage world’s richest people to contribute the majority of their wealth for social cause. Ambani’s are also not industrialist like Tata’s and Birla’s who are known for their social work through hundreds of charitable trusts. Ambani’s and Adani’s are hardcore greedy businessmen’s who are using the resources of society for creating wealth for themselves without giving much back for social cause. Mukesh Ambani is well known for keeping both the major political parties ( BJP and Congress) in either of his pockets by the means of legal and illegal political funding. He follows the footsteps of his father late Dhirubhai Ambani who unhesitatingly encouraged political corruption in India and was important for all the prime minister’s country had since Indira Gandhi. The story of Dhirubhai Ambani’s rise from the small obscure town of Gujarat to becoming a great business tycoon is well documented in book “The Polyester Prince- the rise of Dhirubhai Ambani”
The worst thing Ambani’s did, apart from all the vulgar display of wealth in their wedding party, was to circulate the images of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan serving food at the ceremony to the guests. The images of Abhishek Bachchan , Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Sharukh Khan and other Bollywood stars were also circulated performing on the stage and serving food to the guests from the groom side. Bachchan’s replied on the social media that “it is the tradition called ‘Sajjan-ghot’ when the bride’s family serve food to the grooms family in wedding”. But the questions arises do these super-rich artists of Hindi film industry follow the same tradition in their own family weddings ? In India this custom of serving food to the grooms family by the bride’s relatives is common in almost everywhere. We have not seen or heard these stars serving food in any other wedding then why only Ambani’s ? It is anybody’s guess that they are sub-servient to Ambani’s wealth who would have been financing their films.
Unless Indians are glued to the hero-worshiping of these uber-rich business tycoons and Bollywood stars the country will keep suffering from poverty due to the disproportionate distribution of wealth and people will be more mentally sick having lack of self-respect in them. People of India must be made aware of the great contribution made by the industrialist like Tata’s, Birla’s, Ajim Premji, Narayan Murthy, Nandan Nilekani etc. more than the flamboyant display of wealth by the Ambani’s.