A day after wedding, fancy sets are nothing but junk

A day after wedding, fancy sets are nothing but junk

Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-11-19 11:24 Bengaluru: The past - which briefly came alive in the form of lavish replicas for the wedding of Janardhana Reddy's daughter – is now heading for the scrap yard.The 32-acre area is strewn with half-dismantled replicas of Hampi, Tirupati temples, a school in which Reddy studied, models of bulls and bullock carts and several others.On Friday, workers and contractors were busy clearing the premises of the Bangalore Place of all the junk. Shashidhar Adapa, art director and set designer said, "All these structures will be dismantled and sold in the scrap market, except few huge wooden pillars and doors which can be used to prepare another set. More than ten workers are involved in clearing each structure. We have been given a deadline of Saturday night to clear everything."At present, a kilo of iron fetches Rs 35 and wood Rs 7.A contractor from Poojamma Nursery on Lalbagh Road, who supplied decorative plants for the wedding, said they had supplied more than three truckloads of plants for the wedding. “Today we are taking them back to our nursery," he said. But he refused to disclose the amount paid to them. The wedding also has come as a bonanza for workers, many of who were collecting unused vegetables and fruits left in the kitchen. Raju, a worker, said he had come to pick-up vegetables lying in the kitchen. “These days, vegetables are expensive and we cannot buy them every day. These vegetables can be used in our homes for three days," he said.