Don’t have a celebrity friend but desperately want one for your wedding? Forget good old wasta (clout), an increasing number of movie stars are, well, up for grabs – as long as the price is right tabloid! has been invited to an Indian wedding this weekend in Dubai, with our rather well-heeled hosts promising a bevy of #Bollywood stars including Jackie Shroff, Dino Morea, Gulshan Grover and Nauheed Cyrusi, who will make appearances over the five-day celebration. Our sources tell us terms of engagement for such events can include everything from a dance performance, a photo-op or a fleeting appearance, depending on the importance of the star and the event and, of course, the money. So the next time you want to add a bit of star glamour to your wedding or event, here’s our rent-a-star list of who is up for what and how much.
Dances at weddings. Plus, attends store openings
Price: Rs3 million for store opening and Rs5 million for a 20-minute dance performance at a wedding.Terms of engagement: A playful conversation with the groom as she performs on stage is a part of the package if she is comfortable with the crowd and the money offered.
Shah Rukh Khan
Price: Dh2.31 million
Dances at weddings. Extra charges for posing for pictures.
Terms of engagement: “You have to do it like a show, it has to be in an area where nobody drinks and eats, it will start at 9pm and end at 11.30pm, the stage will be 30 by 40 feet, we will make our entries, we will not chat with anyone, we will not eat your food, we will not take pictures with your daughter or daughter-in-law, unless we personally want to. We will come, perform, and we will go away,” Khan said to a leading Indian daily recently.
Price: Dh1.1 million
Performs at clubs and on special events like New Year’s Eve.
Terms of engagement: If Basu performs on NYE, her family and friends are a part of her entourage. She told tabloid! in an earlier interview: “For eight years, I didn’t perform on New Year’s Eve because I was very particular about occasions and spending time with friends and family. At that time, no amount of money could sway me. But then in the last two years I realised I could do both. I made good money and my family and close friends were right there at the venue to celebrate the occasion with me. Now, I wish I had known this eight years ago.”
Dances at weddings.
Terms of engagement: Without proper details of the clients, Sen doesn’t entertain any requests.
Watch out Shah Rukh, you have competition. Akon, the American hip-hop artist, turned up at a high-profile wedding ceremony in Delhi recently and performed for two hours. Though costs were never revealed, Akon apparently gave his hosts their money’s worth.
Price: Dh1.1 million
Dances at weddings
Terms of engagement: Dancing at weddings not at the cost of cancelling a film shoot. Reports claim Salman Khan returned Rs15 million to an industrialist when he realised that the wedding would cost his brother’s production Dabanng heavily.
Makes appearances and performs at clubs and special events
Terms of engagement: “We are justified in charging every cent. After all, we are working on our New Year’s Eve and entertaining thousands on a very special day. There is nothing wrong in charging the price that we do,” she told tabloid!
Price: Dh1 million
He will make a 30-minute appearance at a wedding
Terms of engagement: Just like his roles, Roshan is extremely choosy about the weddings he attend. No dodgy mass weddings for him.
Dances at weddings
Terms of engagement: Geography counts. If the wedding is close to Mumbai, where she lives, then she charges Rs1 million. The further away, the more it costs.
The actor has sworn never to dance at weddings or attend Bollywood award ceremonies. The award-winning star, who was once apparently duped into dancing at a wedding in 1997, has sworn never to dance at private ceremonies unless the tickets were sold and available to the public.
[Source: Gulf News]