2.5 crore rupees….That’s the staggering fee Nawazuddin Siddiqui wants . But don’t get him wrong. It’s not a fixed non-negotiable price.
It all depends on the kind of project he’s doing.
Says a source closed to Nawaz, “He does so many films almost for free. The kind of cinema that Nawaz is characteristically associated with doesn’t have money to offer. He does films like Haraamkhor and Manto for a token price. But when he is offered a film like Mom(starring Sridevi produced by Boney Kapoor) he demands and gets his full market price.”
The market treats Nawaz in a manner similar to Naseeeruddin Shah in his heydays. Most films that Naseer did in his heydays were done for peanuts.