Aliya played by Alia Bhatt is the younger daughter of the wealthy Arora family, who have come to wed their elder daughter at the Destination Wedding
JJ played by Shahid Kapoor is the owner of an events company who organise high profile Weddings especially at exotic destination
A big fat “Shaandaar” Indian wedding, which is actually a business merger between two of the biggest business families of India, is happening at an exotic castle in Europe.
Mrs. Kamla Arora, the grandmother of the Arora family, the sole owner of the billion-dollar business and the property, has planned their wedding.
Kamla Arora is mean, treats everyone like her servants including her three sons, Bipin (the eldest), Vipul and Vinay.
Mr. Fandwani, the groom’s father is a loud Sindhi businessman who is the counter to Kamla Arora: The Fandwanis dress in gold, accessorize in gold and if possible they drink and eat gold.
Based against the backdrop of the Shaandaar wedding, is a love triangle between (our protagonists) Aliya and Jagjinder Joginder and Bipin (Aliya’s father).
Bipin believes there’s no guy that will be good enough for his daughter while Aliya is a dreamer but her dreams are whacked out and Jagjinder Joginder is a doer, he can make anything happen! ...And for obvious reasons Bipin hates Jagjinder Joginder.
The journey of Aliya, Jagjinder Joginder and Bipin in the chaotic and lavish wedding is the story of Shaandaar. It’s a fairy tale love story that everyone has always dreamt of...