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Pix: NTR Jr's grand wedding, reception

Last updated on: May 6, 2011 19:00 IST

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Radhika Rajamani in Hyderabad

NT Rama Rao Jr wed Lakshmi Pranathi in a grand ceremony at the HiTEX, in Hyderabad, early this morning.

The bridegroom is seen here with his parents -- Shalini and Harikrishna, as they escort him to the venue.


Image: Shalini, NTR Jr and Harikrishna

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The reception was held before the wedding, as the muhurtham was at 2:41 am on May 6.


Image: NTR Jr and Lakshmi Pranathi

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The venue, the resplendant HiTex, was thronged by fans to catch a gliimpse of the newlyweds.

The whole venue was decorated in an ornate manner with the statues of late NT Rama Rao and his wife Basava Tarakam also being placed there. The wedding was a visual treat.


Image: The venue

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Superstar Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya (walking behind), Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Amala Akkineni make their way to the reception.

Other film personalities who graced the wedding were Dasari Narayan Rao, K Raghavendra Rao, D Rama Naidu and D Suresh Babu among others.

The guests also included Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Kiran Kumar Reddy, politicians (Venkaiah Naidu), bureaucrats and businessmen (Ramoji Rao).


Image: Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya, Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Amala Akkineni

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NTR Jr and Lakshmi Pranathi pay obeisance to his grandparents: the late NT Rama Rao and Basava Tarakam.

The statues were installed at the venue for the wedding ceremony.


 


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After the reception, NTR Jr got ready for the wedding rituals.


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A radiant bride, Lakshmi Pranathi is caught on camera making a grand entrance.


Image: Lakshmi Pranathi

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Marking the beginning of the wedding rituals, the bride and groom keep a paste of cumin seeds and jaggery on each other's head.


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N Chandrababu Naidu, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, blesses the couple as their parents look on.


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Actor/producer Mohan Babu blesses the couple.


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After the wedding ceremony, the couple stands as husband and wife.

While NTR Jr comes from a well known family (he is the son of actor/politician Harikrishna and Shalini and the grandson of the thespian and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Shri N T Rama Rao), Lakshmi is the daughter of Mallika and S Narne.


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