Bollywood on Balmoral

The lavish Bollywood-style wedding of Auckland doctor Pooja Chitgopeker and Chicago millionaire and heir Vikram Aditya Kumar stopped traffic in the City of Sails recently when seven horses and a 2-strong procession danced its way down Balmoral Road toward the Bharatiya Mandir temple. Meanwhile, a plane flew overhead pulling a banner “Vikram Aditya Kumar Weds Pooja” and beneath it a remote controlled helicopter complete with video and stills camera captured scenes. Following temple blessings the groom and party returned to the luxury Langham Hotel and in the evening were flown in a fleet of helicopters to the Formosa Golf Resort in east Auckland where he married Chitgopeker. More movie-trained horses were then called in to take Kumar from the helicopter to the resort where he met his bride.


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New Zealand Ramps up Plans to Purge All Pests

New Zealand Ramps up Plans to Purge All Pests

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