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Stagephod launches a agency for celebrity hiring

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Stagephod launches a agency for celebrity hiring

If you are looking for Indian TV, Bollywood celebrity hiring in best price for events/ wedding in 2019 then submit your celebrity hiring requirement here

TV, Bollywood celebrity appearance in your event (be it wedding or corporate event or ad campaign) not only increases the glamour factor but also makes it more memorable. The first thought which comes to your mind immediately regarding celebrity hiring is that what would be the Indian Bollywood celebrity charges for appearance and second thought obviously is how to find and hire one?

Indian Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan (C) poses with newly-wedded couple, designer Manali Jagtap (L) and Vicky Shoor (R) in Mumbai

Same thing happened with us, we at were approached by FeverFM (Hindustan Times). They wanted to create DIY web series with multiple TV, Bollywood celebrities. Their major constraint was that they wanted to hire low budget celebrities from India. We were first surprised as HT(FeverFM) being a big media house (who hosts TV, Bollywood celebrities for promoting their films) is looking to outsource the TV, Bollywood celebrity hiring activity. Then we realised that challenge is not to hire a celebrity but to hire him/ her in cheap price.

So what are the problems with TV, Bollywood celebrity hiring:

  • Expensive – Infact there is no fixed price list or market standard or anything like that. Celebrity booking agencies in India tend to overcharge it upto 1000%. Yes, they can ask 10x without any hesitation.
  • No structured way to approach one – TV, Bollywood Celebrity has to maintain their privacy and safeguard their image/ status. So they tend to avoid speaking directly to unknown person (even genuine ones)

We knew going the normal way of approaching casting agencies would not work. This was an interesting and challenging problem and as an entrepreneurs, it intrigued us.

How to hire/ book a TV, Bollywood celebrity for an event in 2019

We knew that getting a TV, Bollywood celebrity at a low price list is only possible when we can talk to them directly. But “How?” is the big question.

At we have a community of 200+ independent videomakers/ filmmakers/ production houses. These people have worked with numerous artists, technicians and TV, Bollywood celebrities in past. The good part of Indian TV, Bollywood industry is that everyone is a freelancer and almost always work with different set of people for projects that involve TV, Bollywood celebrities or their close friends and hence they make a lot of contact in the process.

So we floated our requirement to this community and to our surprise (not that much actually) we got references. We talked to few and finally able to work with few of them. For ex – Mugdha Godse, Gauhar Khan, Gurmeet Chaudhary etc. In the process we also got acquainted with few more Indian celebrities like – Ritesh Deshmukh, Sonu Sood, Claudia Ciesla, Bruna Abdullah, Aftab Shivdasani etc.

Check out the indian celebrity video


Idea of Celebrity booking Marketplace

During this process we got in touch with 50+ Indian TV, Bollywood celebrities for hire but our strong community gave us the confidence that we can arrange any Indian TV, Bollywood celebrity (if interested and available). So our entrepreneurial bug started giving us some pointers. As we have cracked the supply side of the celebrity booking, it was only logical for us to convert it into a double sided marketplace.

Now, here is little promotion about what we are offering:

Indian Celebrity bookings are available for:

  • Appearances
  • Events
  • Web series
  • Video Ads
  • Endorsements
  • Catalogue shoot
  • Wedding appearance and performance
  • Corporate event appearance and performance


Here is how Indian celebrity booking works at Stagephod.

– Share your requirement

– We will understand your purpose and recommend a few celebrities to you as per your budget

– Once you approve the list, we will float that list in our community and take quotations

– You can then book the celebrity based on availability and price list

– Make your event memorable with TV, Bollywood celebrity presence and take selfies with them 🙂


Check out – Indian celebrity booking price list 2019


The biggest learning for us while we solved this problem is that our strength lies in community. With this strong network, we can solve problems which are otherwise not feasible to crack. Do give us a try if you are looking to book a celebrity.

If you are looking to book a TV, Bollywood celebrity in best price, submit your celebrity hiring requirement here

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