Tish Khanna, whose family owns the Rainbow Tours & Travels was to tie the knot with Mandira Puri in the first week of March 2011. Everything was set. Uncle Vicky Puri was to host a bash at Puri Farmhose and the wedding was scheduled there too. The reception was to be at the Maurya Sheraton. Cards were distributed.
I bumped in to Tish at LAP at a party around the fag end of February and he insisted that I should come. Well that wedding never happened.
Mandira comes from a loaded family. Remember Vandana Luthra’s daughter getting married to Varun Puri? Yes it is the same Puri khandaan, which has really done well lately. Tish Khanna also comes from a well-to-do family and I jokingly asked him at LAP, “So kaun si gaddi (car) mil rahi hai?’ Tish said, “No way dude. They were insisting to buy me a watch, which too I denied.”
Now I hear that the shaadi was called off for some 5Crore moolah. Don’t know if that’s just a mud-slinging game but it’s pity that the rich class today still deal with matrimonial ties as business deals!