The days when A-list actors charged through the roof, and then some more, sometimes their fee being more than the budget of the entire film, are over.
Big stars are trying to find a way out of the current financial crisis that has hit every industry. The entertainment industry harder than most for its high stakes.A-list stars who were adamant on receiving fees in double-digit crores are now happy to share with the film’s profits as and when the surplus amount rolls in.
This is the payment model that Kartik Aryan has accepted for his next film Dhamaka.
A source close to the development informs, “It makes sense, doesn’t it? To have stars accepting their remuneration only when the profits show upon the budget sheets. Kartik has teamed up as co-producer with the film’s director Ram Madhvani in a profit-sharing agreement.”
Dhamaka is the remake of a Korean film The Terror Live. The Dhamaka makers didn’t even try to hide the source , as the first poster bore a striking resemblance to the original Korean poster.
The film is a one-set thriller and therefore moderately budgeted. The ‘Think Big’ mantra has been put on hold in the entertainment industry. For now it’s ‘Think Manageable’.