Pinkvilla has published a blind item about an actor who has hiked his fees by 5X after starring in a string of hits.
This star was an industry outsider. He transitioned from being a reality TV star to becoming a movie star. After a hugely successful debut, he starred in a string of flops. But just when his critics were about to write him off, he turned the tide. Almost all of his movies in the last two years, have been superhits. only one movie under-performed. Even that shoddily scripted film about a gay romance recovered its investments. Now one can’t blame him for hiking his fees, when his name guarantees audiences. The biggest reason producers want a star as the hero, is because a star can guarantee the initial footfalls. When he is able to deliver on that front then why not pay him what he deserves?
we honestly think he is streets ahead of the actor he is compared to. The celeb in question is a bonafide star, while the other celeb has managed just one solo hero hit.
Although, we must admit that in light of the COVID-19 crisis, hiking his fees by 5X comes across as being insensitive.
Several of our readers have been asking us for dirt on this star. There have been a few blind items about a married star cheating on his wife. We wonder whether it is him or someone else. He & his wife have openly admitted that their marriage went through a rough patch. The wife even went to say that there was a phase when she contemplated divorcing the star. The reason being, she was uncomfortable watching her husband make love to other women on screen. Celeb wives too are human beings with emotions after all.
Not just this star’s spouse, many celeb spouses don’t watch movies starring their wives/husbands. They feel very uncomfortable watching their spouses make love to other people. This includes spouses who are actors themselves. A source mentioned how lovemaking scenes these days are for real. Yes! the stars are hooking up for real on camera!(we will be posting an OI Original on this soon)
Success changes one, they say. But sometimes, even success can’t change a perception surrounding your name. Such is the case with this young actor, who has seriously climbed up the charts, delivering one success after the other. Yes, despite being hot property, he still isn’t really considered one among the creme-de-la-creme from the Gen-Y brigade.
Yes, the success might have tasted sweet for this actor, who had worked for years to get it, but it seems he’s not been able to reap the benefits of the same. We hear that the consistent box office success hit him hard in the head and he decided to hike his fee. Forget doubling, he has almost started charging 5 times his usual fees. We aren’t saying he doesn’t deserve it, given his hit run at the plexes. But unfortunately, producers still don’t consider him in the A-league. Several filmmakers are shocked by the amount he’s quoted them and although they were really keen on getting him on board, they have now decided against it and choose another young star, who’s also turned out to be a heartthrob in the last few years.
Producers believe that this young Turk has more potential and is way more bankable with his films, than our hero and the cherry on the cake is that our actor no.2 is charging half of what the other one has been quoting.
It’s also a sorry state of affairs for our hero, because the other actor, despite being known to be a terrific performer as well, has not been able to deliver as many consecutive hits as him. But he’s definitely delivered double of what his highest-grossing film collected, with just one movie and that’s what counts. Plus, he’s also maintained his position and didn’t decide to ask for an exorbitant amount to star in a film. A renowned producer who decided to choose someone else over our actor for his next production venture, also indirectly told his team to knock some sense as he feels that the actor will lose all big projects if he continues to throw tantrums with his pay, especially when the industry is going through one of its toughest times. All in all, it seems that our hero’s loss has turned out to be this hot actor’s gain… At least for now!
Actor: Ayushmann Khurana
Young Star: Vicky Kaushal
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