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Glossing Over The Fight At Liz Hurley’s Wedding

by | 8th, April 2007

lizarun1.jpgHAVING taken in England, India and Elton John’s 60th birthday in New York, the wedding of Liz Hurley and Arun Nayar should be approaching the groom’s native Leeds any day now.

There will not be a dry eye left on planet Earth once the wedding of the year and, given time, the wedding of the decade finishes with a bang and right on schedule for Liz and Arun’s diamond jubilee (sponsored by Chopard).

The Mail spots one man’s wet eyes. He’s Vinod Nayar, father of the groom. As the Mail writes, “tears streamed from his red-rimmed eyes” as his boy married La Hurley.

But these were not only tears of joy. While Arun and Liz gazed up towards the skies illuminated with fireworks and the flashguns of Hello! magazine’s photographers, Vinod was “sat dejectedly in his hotel room armchair”. He “stared vacantly at a flickering television screen”. His face was “crumpled with pain”.

Behind the smiles and the laughter “the most talked-about wedding of the year was marred by unpleasant feuding from the outset and culminated in disgraceful scenes with ramifications that will last for years”.

The Mail talks of “perceived snubs, claims, counterclaims and boycott threats”. And there goes Vinod now, being ejected form his own son’s wedding.

For shame!

Says Vinod: “I believe it was expressly done on Elizabeth’s orders. Maybe they didn’t really want my side of the family there. They didn’t even have the good manners to invite my 87-year-old mother.”

And there is more. Anorak usually shies away from long quotes, but we give Vinod his dues. He has much to say. He tells us:

“I once thought Liz was a lovely, unspoiled woman, but now I see that she is a very hard person. It was important for her to get celebrity faces there. That’s what the Hello! deal was about. She was fulfilling her contractual obligation.

“I knew she was very ambitious, but I never realised just how desperate she is for fame and attention.

“My wife and I were publicly humiliated and treated like social outcasts for the sake of a £2 million magazine deal. We were pushed into the background like poor relations.”

Who among us would shun their own aged grandmother for a mere couple of million pounds and the chance to be feted and swooned over in glossy print? For shame!

Vinod goes on: “But the most offensive and hurtful thing was to be denied, in the presence of all those people, the opportunity to accept her formally into the family, as is the Indian custom. This is not the behaviour of a woman with integrity and honour.”

And: “My heart is heavy with pain. I don’t know how she can blithely state in interviews that she gets on well with Arun’s Indian family after what she did. They should both be ashamed of themselves.”

Perhaps there is room to make the peace. After all, Vinod may share more with Liz than he imagines. Is his private life not now matter of public record? Has he not gone to the newspapers with his story?

Vinod tells us how Joanna, his second wife, Arun’s step-mother, was not made to feel welcome at the wedding.

Joanne looks at her invitation and notes: “It included advice to bring bacterial wipes and not to talk to beggars. We found it quite offensive. We treated her more kindly when she attended our wedding three years ago.”

To put this in perspective, Vinod tells us: “An insult to my wife is an insult to me – remember that Prince Charles didn’t go to one wedding because the people wouldn’t invite Camilla.”

As we say, Liz and Vinod should get on famously…



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