Katrina Kaif is never out of work, it seems. Even when the actor isn’t shooting for one of her many film projects, she is still making money by utilising her free time to perform at weddings and awards functions. Now a source close to Katrina reveals that the actor was paid in crores for her recent appearance at a high-profile wedding at the Jodhpur Palace in Rajasthan. Incidentally, A-list Bollywood leading ladies are known to usually charge only between Rs 30-45 lakh for a performance. “She performed to some of her hit songs. Of course, her item number ‘Chikni Chameli’ was one of them and she was paid Rs 1.5 crore for it,” says the source. And she was not the only one to enthral the guests there. “Priyanka Chopra also took to the stage, but we are not sure how much she charged to be there. But the figure is definitely not more than what Katrina was paid,” says the source.
But the story doesn’t end here. The actor will perform again, early next month, at an event in the city, and she will be paid an even
larger amount of money.
“She has already bagged a deal for another wedding performance. This will be at the Taj Lands End, Bandra, on December 3.
She is getting paid Rs 2 crore for it,” says our source.
And who are the people who broker such deals for these stars? “There are a number of agencies functioning across the country that negotiate on behalf of their clients to have a star performance in a wedding and other social ceremonies,” says the source.
Katrina is free until mid-December, after which she will be shooting a song for Dhoom:3.