With New Year more than a month away, the preparations for some of the biggest and hottest parties in town have begun.
The organisers of big shows and private parties are falling over each other to rope in some of the biggest names from Bollywood to perform at their shows. Buzz is that in a bid to outrun her compatriots, Parineeti Chopra has slashed her fee to make sure she is picked for the all-important night.
A source says, `Parineeti was offered to perform along with her Ishaqzaade co-star Arjun Kapoor in Lonavala at one of the town's famous hot spots.
`The organisers were keen to have a newcomer in their show and were in talks with few other actresses too. Parineeti showed interest in the offer and even cut her fees by 50 per cent. She badly wanted to clinch this offer and has clearly won the race.`
According to another informer from the show organiser's camp, Parineeti was initially offered R 20 lakh but she later agreed on a much lesser sum. We were more than happy to have her on board.`
Apart from Parineeti, actresses like Yami Gautam, Ileana D'Cruz and Aalia Bhatt were apparently also considered.
Parineeti however denies the buzz and states, `In fact, the occasion being New Year's Eve, it's an opportunity to make double the amount that I would have otherwise charged.`