When asked about the remuneration, Bips says, "All I will say its great money and they have offered me the same deal that I got two years ago with another hotel. And it's been two years, so the rates would have gone up. Naturally the amount has to be very big or I wouldn't be doing it." The actress will have two entries in two grand outfits and will performing to her hit songs. She adds, "I might even do some songs from the '70s."
When asked if it was a come down from the hotel she performed at two years ago, she asks, "I can't keep performing at the same hotel every year. It's a 5-star hotel, credible, they pay me good money and there are nice people associated with it. Apart from that, John and his family and our friends will also come for the event and we will have our own party there. The hotel has agreed to host our party too."
While the Abrahams will cheer her on stage, her own family won't be in the city to see her perform. "My older sister Bidisha is going to Bangkok while our parents will be in Kolkata with my younger sister Bijoyeta who is flying down from London, where she is studying."
Designer Rocky S says, "Both Bipasha's outfits are shiny, elaborate and very expensive as befitting a New Year show. My favourite colour for Bipasha is red so one number is a very 40s style, vintage dress in red on red above the knee, fully tasseled in silk and clustered in red Swarovski crystals. The second dress is made of georgette, is in onion pink and completely covered in diamonds. It's a very short dress with tassels at the hem. Both the dresses are very sexy."
The five-star hotel where she is performing on December 31, is also hosting her private party on its premises the same night. Bipasha Basu is perhaps the only actress who has managed to get a good price for her performance at a surburban five-star hotel on December 31 this year. While unofficial sources claim it's a whopping amount (almost two crore for 15 minutes) Bipasha herself remains tight-lipped about it. In 2007, she got paid Rs 90 lakh for her New Year's performance at another five-star hotel for 15 minutes.