The remuneration of A-listed stars in the Indian film industry has been speculated from the word get-go. Some believe that stars charge the moon, and some believe it is well beyond that. Nowadays, Shahrukh Khan’s pay-off for Pathaan and Akshay Kumar’s salary for Cuttputlli is making headlines for its comparison. Still, young and dynamic Jackky Bhagnani is amused beyond disbelief and calls it a misinformed calculation.
News is viral: Shah Rukh Khan charges a whopping 40 crore per film and some profit sharing. While Akshay Kumar’s pay is astronomical, he doesn’t believe in profit sharing but takes a straight pay for the film, which happens to be 120 crores for Cuttputli, which is roughly 80% of the entire film’s budget.
Actor and producer Jackky Bhagnani, who produced Cuttputlli, cleared the misconception about the fee-comparison trend and said, “Whoever calculates and reports actors’ fees this way is doing a misinformed calculation, to begin with. Every top actor in the industry now has a stake in the films’ profit”.
Furthermore, Jackky said, “Their overall fee is a function of that stake and how much the film earns at the box office. This is how it works, whether for SRK, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, or most leading stars. To compare one actor’s base fee with another actor’s overall profit earning is like comparing apples with oranges.”
Jackky also affirms that Akshay Kumar is “fair” regarding the fee structure, which is why he is collaborating with him for the fourth time.
“I can’t specifically comment on anyone else, but I am doing my fourth film as a producer with Akshay Sir, and I find him most fair when it comes to charging his fees,” said Jackky.
Source: News Desk