Never thought Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions would have to economize, did you? But the times are tough.And even Karan Johar is facing the crunch. We hear he has asked his blue-eyed director Ayan Mukerjee to cut down the budget of their proposed futuristic thriller Bhahmastra from the proposed 110 crore rupees to around 90 crores.
A source close to the development says, “The principal cast of Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have been paid their market price. The movie had set aside approximately Rs 70 crores for the production. However with both Karan Johar’s self-directed Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and his just-released production Ittefaq under-performing at the boxoffice it is time for some serious re-think regarding what was meant to be the original budget for Brahmastra.”
Not that the cost-cutting will show.
“Nothing drastic or obvious. The technical team would be trimmed down and no one will know,” whispered a source close to the development.