Beyonce sings at Indian tycoon's daughter's wedding

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By John Isaac

So, how many of us can actually afford to have Beyonce perform at our weddings?

Well, for the daughter of India's richest man, her fee would not even have been a dent to his wealth.

In fact, Vistara, Singapore Airlines's joint venture with Tata, was requested to provide at least 10 chartered flights to ferry guests from New Delhi and Mumbai to Udaipur over the weekend, to celebrate the marriage of Mukesh Ambani's 27-year-old daughter Isha to Anand Piramal, 33, son of another Indian tycoon.

Overall, more than 200 planes brought in guests, including superstar singer Beyonce, former American First Lady Hillary Clinton and Indian celebrities, such as actor Shah Rukh Khan, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Clinton is an old friend of Ambani's. When she gave a keynote speech at a conference in Mumbai in March, she dined with the family at their 27-storey Antilia residence - one of the world's most expensive homes.

According to Indian media reports, guests in Udaipur were given access to an app that detailed the many activities, including a concert by Beyonce and song-and-dance acts by Bollywood celebrities.

Beyonce's fee was not disclosed, not that it would make much of a dent in Ambani's wealth that is estimated at US$47bil (RM196bil).