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Bollywood celebrities to dance in weddings?

With the wedding season in full bloom, actors debate on whether it is okay to dance at weddings for money. Two Bollywood actors made news last week when they declared that they would not perform at weddings for money.

bollywood Updated: Feb 08, 2012 01:44 IST

With the wedding season in full bloom, actors debate on whether it is okay to dance at weddings for money.

Two Bollywood actors made news last week when they declared that they would not perform at weddings for money. While Kareena Kapoor said that she is only “comfortable on stage in front of her fraternity”, John Abraham said that he does not “want to make so much money”.

KareenaHowever, actors such as Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Neha Dhupia and Malaika Arora Khan are known to shake a leg at weddings for an amount ranging between Rs 3-4 lakh to 3 crores (depending on the star’s market value). And now, with the wedding season on, a host of stars are already expected to dance at the functions. These actors insist that they see nothing wrong in it since they do it on their own terms.

In an earlier interview, Shah Rukh had said, “I do perform at weddings. But it is very difficult to afford what I demand.” Actor Vivek Oberoi, who performed at a wedding in the Capital, last year, says, “If an actor wants to dance and someone wants him to dance, then it is between them.”

Shah Rukh Khan
Yes, we do.With the money I earn at weddings, I get the choice of not doing a film I don’t want to do. Many actors have done 70 films out of which 30 are just for money.
Rs 3-4 crore

Yaana Gupta
I don’t see a difference between performing at a wedding or at a corporate event or an award show. I perform for ‘people’. the reason for the gathering doesn’t concern me.
Rs 3.5-5 lakh

Malaika Arora Khan
I have performed at many high profile weddings. I don’t see anything wrong. to each his own.
Rs 12-15 lakh

Kareena Kapoor
No, we won’t. It’s always fun being on stage in front of the film fraternity. But, I would never dance at weddings.

Sonam Kapoor
When I came into the industry, I made a list of things I would do and not do. Not Dancing at weddings was one of them.

Shahid does not dance at weddings and birthday parties as a policy, Actor’s spokesperson

John Abraham
I don’t dance at marriage functions because I don’t like it. I don’t want to make so much money.