Salman, Shahrukh most favorite in Indian weddings


A fat Indian wedding is all about glamour, show off and celebrity appearance. A lot of top celebrities are invited at rich weddings to either make an appearance or to perform in the wedding for a short duration. They are paid a whopping amount for this.

Celebrities like Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Salman Khan, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor are among the favored wish list in high profile weddings.

According to a recent survey done by Taj Wedding Barometer, it was revealed that in Indian weddings, Salman Khan is preferred mostly by north Indians in their weddings and Shahrukh Khan is preferred by South Indians in their weddings.  Ironically, Shahrukh belongs to Delhi but it is the Dabangg Khan, who steals the shows in Delhi weddings. In 2013, Shahrukh had gained enough popularity in international high profile weddings at Dubai.

Taj Wedding Barometer revealed that Salman got 30 percent of votes in his favor and he emerged as top preferred celebrity of north. Next in the desirability index is Amitabh Bachchan who has 18 percent of votes in his favor. Shahrukh popularity in north Indian wedding lags and he stands at only 10 percent votes.

In south India, popularity of Shahrukh Khan is at top with 25 percent votes in his favor. He is followed by Hrithik Raushan who stands at 13 percent. Next are Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan, both of whom stand at nine percent each. Guess! Shahrukh has gained popularity in south India after ‘Ra.one’ where he acted as a south Indian software game programmer. Also, his upcoming movie ‘Chennai Express’ has impressed his south Indian audience even before the release of the movie. Well, ‘Chennai Express’ is getting released today, on 8th August. The movie stars Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. Shahrukh has paid a tribute to the south Indian superstar, Rajinikanth through a dance number ‘Lungi Dance’.

A source told the amounts that stars charged recently at Dubai held weddings. He said, “The actor (Shahrukh) is known to charge approximately Rs30m [Dh2.01m] for a half hour appearance at a function, be a business event or a wedding, of which one-third is the commission taken by his booking agent.”

He further added, “Salman Khan and Hirthik Roshan charge approximately Rs10m [Dh670,178] for their appearances, but of the two, most event organisers prefer the latter star for his lack of tantrums and his genuine efforts in getting to know the couple before going on stage to greet the newlyweds.”


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