The Master of Ceremonies

 SIn the past few years, there has been an increase in demand for wedding anchors.

Published: 19th December 2017 10:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th December 2017 07:27 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

KOCHI: SIn the past few years, there has been an increase in demand for wedding anchors. Jee Thomas, from Excel Anchors, reveals that an anchor can be paid a minimum of Rs 3,000 and this can go up to lakhs with regard to their experience, talent and budget. He has been training professional anchors for over a decade.

Professionally known as Master of Ceremonies, anchoring brings a more organised tone to the weddings. Jeenu Nazeer, a professional singer turned anchor has been a freelance anchor since 2003. “To be very honest, I am very much satisfied and happy with what I do. We get actually paid for what we enjoy doing,” she says. 

Subitha Lakshmi, a freelance wedding anchor, says, “It is a profession that I enjoy a lot, and my charges, include travel expenses, as I prefer to travel alone.” Some have unusual professions.

Dr Varun Ram Raj is an Ayurveda doctor. “I do anchoring as a leisure pursuit,” he says. “People come to know about me when they attend a function where I am an anchor. Thereafter, I get more assignments. Experience and excellence are key factors for a higher payment.” Anyone with a passion to observe and interact with the crowd can take up this profession.


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