...and putting on their dancing shoes for obscene money. As crorepati actors get ready to wiggle and jiggle at yet another glitzy wedding, some reactions to how stars put themselves on sale for celebrations
The dancing kings and queens of Bollywood are at it. Their great skills at popular entertainment are up for sale at the right price, at any venue and occasion.
That some of our hottest A-listers would be dancing at a wedding at a gutka baron*s home in Delhi just reiterates what the forever-quotable Shah Rukh Khan had said when the wave of private dancing had started, "I am a bhand (street entertainer) for rent. Anyone can hire me for a price."
Street entertainer or no, stars seem to be up for sale to anybody who can afford them. Years ago Mamta Kulkarni (remember her?) had sent shockwaves across Bollywood when she had danced at a cheesy politician*s private party in Jharkhand. In his inimitable way Shatrughan Sinha had quipped, "Bhai, kyun nahin (why not?). In the olden days, we had Raj Nartakis dancing in the king*s durbar. We now have our filmi nartakis dancing for politicians. This is just carrying a tradition forward."
Dancin* stars:u00a0 Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan