Post-Shaadi Shambles

The Nayar Clan
The Nayar clan in happier times (Daily Mail)

Vinod Nayar is not happy with how son Arun has been behaving lately. The textile tycoon told the Sunday Mirror that he and wife Joanne are still stinging from last month’s lavish wedding festivities.

“I have decided to cut all ties with my son,” Nayar told reporters. “I feel that Liz and Arun behaved shamefully and placed more importance on showing off than their own family. My heart is heavy with pain.”

Hurley and Nayar tied the knot with two ceremonies—one in India, the other in the UK. The couple inked a $5 million deal with Hello!, giving the magazine exclusive rights to pictures from the wedding.

Vinod Nayar allegedly, wasn’t allowed on the wedding platform and was prevented from taking photographs. The family has been feuding since February of last year, when Joanne Nayar revealed wedding details to the press. Mrs. Nayar, Arun’s stepmother, has been accused of using the media attention to promote her jewelry line.

Arun Nayar’s grandmother wasn’t invited to the celebration. Vinod Nayar said he felt the British guests were given preferential treatment at the wedding, while Indian family and friends were relegated to the sidelines of the ceremony.

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April 9, 2007
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  1. April 9, 2007, 6:19 pm SuperJagjit

    Most of us are probably accustomed to hearing the same old complaints about Indian weddings, usually on the ride home —

    Adults: “The food was just okay. Too greasy. They should have gone to (insert name of their favorite Indian restaurant, which probably tastes as disappointing when catered).”

    Teens; College students: “That DJ sucked. He didn’t play enough (hip-hop/Hindi/bhangra/Gwen Stefani).”

    Bitter singles: “The whole thing was way too (long/gaudy/extravagant). She’s totally going to cheat on him. I’m done with going to weddings.” Still goes to distant cousin’s wedding the following week.

    This must be the first time the complaint is —

    “Elton John had a better seat than me, the parent.”

    For that, we should be grateful.