A bride in Tamil Nadu, India ditched her husband after the groom-to-be slapped her for dancing with her male cousin during wedding celebrations.
During a DJ-night, pre-wedding function, the bride had begun dancing with her cousin, who had come up the couple and started holding their hands and dancing, much to the groom’s chagrin.
In retaliation, the groom pushed the cousin and slapped his bride in front of all of their family and friends.
However, this modern bride was having none of it. With the blessings of her family, she dumped the groom and married another man, who also happened to be a wedding guest.
The family also saved on wedding celebrations, as they were able to hold the planned events, albeit with a new groom.
The groom, who reported to have spent Rs.7 lakhs on the wedding arrangements, filed a complaint with police over the incident.
An estimated 10 million weddings take place in India each year, with the Indian wedding industry valuing up to $80 billion per year, with some industry leaders predicting the sector will reach $500 billion by 2030.
However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the wedding industry has suffered a beating. According to the Confederation of All India Traders, wedding business from January to March, which typically generates roughly Rs.4 lakh crore, this year is expected to only amount to Rs.1.5 lakh crore.