Orry The Celebrity Friend for Hire Charges Up to Rs 30 Lakh for Wedding Appearances


The glitzy world of high society often features personalities who become celebrities not for their on-screen performances but for the company they keep and the charm they bring to the table. One such individual is Orhan Awatramani, affectionately known as Orry, whose claim to fame is his close-knit association with Bollywood’s elite circle. Orry, recognized for his flamboyant social media presence, often flits among the stars such as Janhvi Kapoor, Nysa Devgan, Sara Ali Khan, and Ananya Pandey. Recently, he escalated his status by mingling with international music icon Rihanna during the opulent pre-wedding bash of Anant Ambani in Jamnagar. A moment that added a glimmering feather to his already star-studded cap.

It was in this luxurious setting that Orry divulged his rather unique source of income – his presence at weddings. But Orry doesn’t just attend these nuptials as any regular guest; he is invited as a ‘friend’ – a companion to the bride, groom, or other VIP attendees. And for his time and perceived friendship, he commands a hefty fee ranging from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 30 lakh per wedding appearance.

In an exclusive conversation with Forbes India, Orry opened up about his earnings from these star-studded weddings. He underscored his current mission statement: to be an ambassador of happiness. “For now, my focus is to spread the message of happiness,” Orry said, acknowledging that this philosophy not only resonates with people but also fuels his livelihood. These appearances, he shared, form the backbone of his income. It’s a lucrative enterprise based on the simple idea of offering joy, a commodity apparently in high demand in the competitive markets of matrimonial revelries.

Orry further elaborated on his unique role within the elite circles, clarifying that it is not the traditional guest spot he fills. “People call me to weddings, and they are happy to pay me,” he added. This endorsement from the rich and famous highlights a remarkable, albeit unconventional, a niche he has carved out for himself within the industry of happiness and celebration.

Beyond the economics of his appearances, Orry also finds himself intertwined with the lives of notable personalities from the world of Bollywood and beyond. Content from Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s pre-marital celebrations continues to stream into the public eye, capturing interest days after the event. A sign of Orry’s deep integration into these events came in the form of new content he shared, featuring himself along with Bollywood heavyweights Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor.

In a playful yet insightful video, Ranveer Singh broke down Orry’s signature one-hand-on-the-chest pose, while Arjun Kapoor quipped with jest, calling Orry a ‘liver’ compared to Ranveer’s ‘kidney’. This friendly banter not only showcased the light-hearted camaraderie between the stars but also revealed a glimpse into how Orry is perceived within these illustrious friend groups. Ranveer then playfully analyzed the nuances of Orry’s hand placements and the implications of his social media shoutouts, labeling Orry a ‘case study’.

Orry’s emergence as a figure of happiness-for-hire in the Indian high society sphere is intriguing. His story is a testament to the increasing value of social currency in an era where presence, persona, and social media have the power to transform the common into the celebrated. As the world watches him dance from one wedding to another, Orry’s life reflects not just the glitz of the parties he attends, but also the ongoing fascination with those who exist so vibrantly within the orbits of the rich and famous.

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