Bollywood Blind Item – May 2020 – 26
Since everyone is going for budget cuts and salary cuts these days, time has come for superstars and stars to go through something similar. The first superstars to get hit are these two who are working with this big-time producer.
Both stars are making films with this producer and due to the pandemic situation, he has asked both of them to go for paycuts. One of the superstar, his friend for a long time, might agree so it remains to be seem whether the other star will agree as well. If he doesn’t, you knew news will come out about this.
The other star has so many films he was working on so it’s not a wonder he is the most affected by this. The more delays his films go through, he stands to lose approximately 80 crore per film. Two of his films are ready and he has about three in production right now. Whether these three will start or resume shooting soon is still a question. If these films don’t kickstart in a couple of months, he will stand to lose money since he won’t be getting paid for projects that haven’t start yet.
But hey, he still makes crores so he has nothing to worry about. His retirement plan can come later. What matters now is that the people working on their sets don’t suffer as they depend on a daily wage to run their house. When these superstars or stars agree to paycuts, the money will go to these workers.
For now, check out the blind item below from Mumbai Mirror.
IF everyone is getting their salaries slashed, why should our overpaid Bollywood stars be far behind? We hear cost-cutting has turned into a major concern for the movie business that is suffering insurmountable losses due to the lockdown.
An uber successful producer has asked two of his actors (both among the industry’s biggest money-spinners) to take a 20 per cent pay cut. It isn’t confirmed whether the actors, who are friends with the producer, have agreed or not. But we hear the filmmaker isn’t budging.
Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala
Actors: Akshay Kumar & Salman Khan