Katrina will be paid Rs. 2 crore for a New Year’s Eve performance and that is the highest amount an actress has ever been paid.
Last year, she was scheduled to perform at the JW Marriott, but due to 26/11, the shows were cancelled as all celebrations were low-key. She was to be paid Rs. 1 crore at the time, and now, she is being paid double of what she was offered last year.
‘Katrina is a hot favourite. Earlier, Mallika Sherawat, Malaika Arora Khan and Bipasha Basu have performed to bring in the New Year, but Katrina is a superstar and she draws in more crowds than all of them put together. Bipasha and Mallika have only been paid in lakhs. People pay to watch Katrina on screen, no matter what her role is,’ says a source.
‘Grand preparations are in order for her stage performance. Her friend and favourite designer Rocky S, who has styled her look in films like Namastey London, Singh is Kinng and New York, will be designing a glittering costume for her. She will dance to a medley of her hit songs like Tu Jaane Na, Main Tera Dhadkan, Tera Hone Laga Hoon, Blue theme, Chiggy Wiggy and old songs from Singh is Kinng, which are a rage even today. Bosco-Caesar, the men behind Mauja hi Mauja and the latest Kurbaan video, are choreographing her stage performance. JW Marriott wants this to be the most exclusive and upscale New Year party this year,’ concludes our source.
When StarBoxOffice contacted her about this, she said it was too early to comment. She is currently basking in the glory of yet another hit this year, and word is that she might even sweep the award functions early next year, collecting trophies for her performance in New York and APKGK. Katrina Kaif will bring in the New Year on a prosperous note, and there is no stopping her in 2010 as well.