Katrina, Ash, SRK: India's MOST COVETED star guests at weddings
According to a recent poll conducted by The Taj Hotels group, Katrina Kaif has pipped Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as the most desired star guest at North Indian weddings.
In the elite circles of industrialists, artists and politicians, where opulent weddings are a mark of social status and decadence is actively encouraged, getting an A-list Bollywood star to grace the occasion seems more ritualistic than a passing fad now.
Take a look at the film stars, who've made it to the top five.
Image: Katrina Kaif
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani
2. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who continues to enjoy a sizeable fan following despite having stayed away from acting for a while now, comes close at number two with nine per cent votes.
Image: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Photographs: Paul Beckett/Reuters
3. Shah Rukh Khan
Interestingly, according to The Taj Wedding Barometer, young couples prefer male celebrities to perform and attend their weddings over females.
Chennai Express star Shah Rukh Khan ranks pretty high in the North Indian wedding wish list.
Image: Shah Rukh Khan
4. Salman Khan
Arch rival Salman Khan too is a popular choice as a star wedding guest.
Image: Salman Khan