Paisa pheko tamasha dekho,seemed to be the ruling sentiment at the Ambanis’ wedding festivities. At the lavishly-attended sangeet, superstars Salman Khan and Shah Rukh were seen dancing in the background as the Ambani scions Anant and Akaash took centre stage.
Not only were Bollywood’s superstars willing to take a backseat to the Ambanis at their celebration, they were also more than happy to do what they were asked whether was it was to pose for pictures with the guests or dance with the excited kids.
But such compliance from the superstars came at a price. Each of the superstars present at the sangeet was paid a hefty price for making their presence felt at the pre-wedding celebrations.
Sources say the A-listers who danced and partied as if there was no tomorrow were each paid 2-3 crore rupees as a “token of appreciation.”
“No star in Bollywood would refuse an invitation from Mukesh Ambani. But to get the stars to actually participate in the celebrations the hosts insisted on making it worth their while.That’s how we saw the biggest of stars at the sangeetceremony do what they wouldn’t dream of doing otherwise, like sportingly playing props to the Ambani sons.And Gauri, Mrs Shah Rukh Khan known to be a very private persons actually danced on stage with her husband,” says a source present at the ‘marry’-making.
Shah Rukh has famously labeled himself a ‘bhand’(street performer) willing to dance at any private function for a price. But what about his reclusive wife?
As for Beyonce performing we hear her fee was more than what all the three Khan superstars’ accrued fee was.
Hillary Clinton, however, came only as a gesture of goodwill, though we won’t surprised if one of the many global charities that she works for receives a generous cheque from the Ambanis soon.