Posted : December 15, 2012 at 10:43 am IST by
Kareena Kapoor, the most sought item girl of Bollywood was paid 1.4C for her 8 minute long performance at main Rajyotsava venue at Naya Raipur on November 1. This was for celebrating the Chattisgarh state’s anniversary function. The total expenditure as honorarium to 245 artistes, that included 42 artistes from outside the state, during Rajyotsava 2012 was Rs 5,21,22,500.
The government also paid heavy amount to other artistes such as Sonu Nigam (Rs 36,50,000), Sunidhi Chauhan (Rs 32,00,000), Dia Mirza (Rs 25,00,000), Himesh Reshamia (Rs 24,00,000) and Pankaj Udhas (Rs 90,000).
The tourism department of the state had spent Rs 54,62,461 on inviting the artistes and their travel expenditure while the bill for artistes’ lodging and food was put at Rs 11,67,956.