Falguni Pathak to take home Rs 1.75 crore this Navratri

Dandia queen Falguni Pathak is very much in demand during Navratri. Like every year this year also we will see people grooving to her dandiya songs for nine long days at Borivili. Falguni has been signed for Rs 1.75 crore plus 18 per cent GST for the nine-day festival which will kick-start on September 21.

The organisers will pay Pathak total amount of Rs 2.08 crore including tax. She will take home Rs 1.75 crore sum, which means she will be paid Rs 19.44 lakh each night.

When contacted, a representative from Ruparel Realty said, "We will be holding a press conference with all details soon."

Member of Parliament, Gopal Shetty, who plays an important role in organising the event and roping in singer Falguni for the festive season said, "Dandiya will take place in Borivli, I am not involved in the organisation but being a cultural event I help them in ways possible." He claimed that he has no information on the amount being paid to the singer. Pathak didn't respond despite repeated calls.

Pankaj Kotecha, one of the organisers of Kora Kendra said, "I am told Falguni is performing again in Borivli like last year. Despite this we are sure that the crowd will return to Kora Kendra. We are sure to have a full house again."

With every year, Falguni’s payment bounces. In 2009, she was offered Rs 1 crore, it touched to Rs 2 crore mark in 2013. Last year, she was paid Rs 1.40 crore, and this year her fees sprung up to Rs 1.75 crore.