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Priyanka Chopra performs at a high-profile wedding

Priyanka Chopra flies to Jodhpur from Los Angeles for the weekend to perform at Kishore Lulla’s (the CEO of Eros International) daughter Rishika’s wedding. Her price tag for the performance isn’t known, but...

bollywood Updated: Oct 01, 2012 17:49 IST
Shalvi Mangaokar
Shalvi Mangaokar
Hindustan Times
Priyanka Chopra,Bollywood,Entertainment

In a scene in Band Baaja Baaraat (2010), the bride-to-be demands that her wedding planners arrange for a performance by Shah Rukh Khan.

That is not an entirely impractical request, since Bollywood stars are known to shake a leg at some high-profile weddings. Of course, you have to know the strings to pull and have the cash to burn.

The latest such star performance — at Kishore Lulla’s (the CEO of Eros International) daughter Rishika’s wedding — was by Priyanka Chopra on Saturday night. Her price tag for the performance (we’re told there was one) isn’t known, but A-list Bollywood actresses are known to charge between Rs.30-45 lakh.

This is a very busy time for Priyanka: she just launched her first international single with, and was in Los Angeles shooting for the next video. She has also been promoting her film, Barfi!, which is now India’s official entry to the Oscars. The new face of Forum For Autism even replaced Sonakshi Sinha in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Milan Talkies.

Yet, she managed to fly down to Jodhpur for the weekend, for the high-profile Bollywood wedding. A source reveals, "PC was known to have been practicing hard to put up a good performance." Another source says, "PC made this commitment to Lulla six months back. So she flew down from LA just for this. She will now go back to shoot for her next music video."

The wedding was also attended by other Bollywood A-listers: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar, Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh, Sanjay Dutt and wife Maanyata.

While Aamir Khan, who was also invited, couldn’t make it since he is shooting for Dhoom: 3 in Chicago. Farah Khan had to cancel last minute when her children fell ill.

Dancing for matri-money

Shah Rukh Khan (Rs.2 crore)

Getting SRK isn’t easy (as Band Baaja Baaraat proved). His most recent performance was at industrialist GVK Reddy’s granddaughter’s wedding in Hyderabad.
Kareena Kapoor at the Lakme Fashion Week 2012

Katrina Kaif (Rs.30-45 lakh)
She is one of the most wanted actors from the A-list. In fact, she’s the most sought-after following SRK and Salman Khan.

Kareena Kapoor (Rs.30-45 lakh)
Her appearances at weddings are as rare as SRK’s. The last one heard about was of Palak Minda, daughter of industrialist Nirmal K Minda, in Chattarpur last year.

Mallika Sherwat (Rs.12 lakh)
She’s hot and delivers a great performance. Though she lives in LA, organisers are always willing to fly her down, business class. Even Mallika performed at the Reddy wedding.

Malaika Arora Khan (Rs.30-45 lakh)
Malaika’s demand shot up after ‘Munni badnaam hui’. She even performs at destination weddings in Thailand and Bali, and is flown business class with her entourage.

(All figures are approximate)

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(With additional inputs)

First Published: Oct 01, 2012 11:48 IST