A few days ago, the head of Dharma Productions Karan Johar She opened up about Bollywood actors raising their fees amid the pandemic even though their films are not doing well. He said that younger actors demand 30 to 35 crores, without establishing themselves at the box office first. Now recently, in conversation with Pinkvilla, President and Producer of T-Series Bhushan Kumar He shared his views on how the actors’ fee coincided with the film’s budget. He said that while most actors understand the market and charge accordingly, there are some actors who are so rigid and adamant about their high fees that, in this case, the producers choose not to work with them.
Bhushan Kumar shares his view on the actor’s high fees
On the third episode of Behind The Scenes (BTS), producer Bhushan Kumar talks about his thoughts on actors’ fees amid the pandemic, as well as the post-pandemic world. He said that many people have suffered huge losses in big films, and that it is not fair that the producers suffer such huge losses, while the actors earn a huge amount. Most actors understand this, he said, however, there are still some who refuse to budge on the fee they quote. So Abhi Tak Toh Jin logo se hum baat kar rahe hain, they speak positively. They understand the market. They don’t say ‘nahi, they understand nahi kareng market co,'” Bhushan Kumar said.
However, he added, “But there are still some actors, who say: ki’ nahi, hum toh itna hi lenge, warna nahi karenge.” Toh hum unke saath nahi kar rahe. Hum unko bol rahe hain, “Karo is dead, we also don’t want to.” Why do we hurt? Many people have suffered losses in big movies and we have seen that. So why should we give you money and suffer the loss and win such a huge amount? Why do you win 20 crores, 25 crores and we lose the movie.
Bhushan Kumar is in a win-win situation
Bhushan Kumar said that everyone wanted a win-win situation, where actors and producers could benefit. He said that if the actor’s fee justified the budget, they would have no problem giving it. “Where we also make profits, the project is also safe, and the project does not become heavy. But the jahaa pe aapka project cost itni nahi le sakta, Waha pe hum se baat kar rahe hai actors,” said Bhushan Kumar. He added that the actors are also cooperating and requesting a process fee according to the budget.
Bhushan Kumar added that not only the actors, but even the producers are taking their time in finalizing the projects. Earlier, if a huge star agreed to a movie, the producers would immediately finish and make the movie the way the actor wanted it. However, he said that the tables have now been turned, and that when actors say they like the script, the script makers take their time doing the stats, and determining whether it is workable for them.
Recently, he said, big films with the biggest actors have not taken off, which is a huge shock to their makers. The films failed to work despite the great actors, which is why the producers and producers also take their time to decide if they want to do the project with the actors.
Bhushan Kumar in Bhol Bhulaya 3
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 did well at the box office, Bhushan Kumar too confirmed that Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3 will hit floors next year. He told Pinkvilla, “We’re definitely making Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3 with Kartik Aaryan. We’re right in the process of figuring out the gap we need between Part 2 and Part 3. Expectations are very high and we’re now thinking about how we can move the franchise forward. Right now, we’re jamming out the script.” All stakeholders are clear – the idea for Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3 must be big and unique.”
Bhushan Kumar revealed that the third part will start in the second half of 2024. “We are aiming to release the film in 2025 and start it by the second half of 2024. We have a good year and a half to break. topic, he said.