Bhushan Kumar Takes A Brutal Swipe At Bollywood Actors For Charging 20-25 Crores For A Film: Why Should We Give You Money And We Suffer Loss?’

Bhushan Kumar has opened up about the problems in Bollywood and the issues revolving around celebs’ demand for a fee hike

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Bhushan Kumar Takes A Brutal Swipe At Bollywood Actors For Charging 20-25 Crores For A Film: Why Should We Give You Money And We Suffer Loss?’
Bollywood has suffered major losses in the past few years, and yet the celebs’ fees continue to hike. There’s no denying, ever since COVID hit the nation, the Hindi film industry seems to be facing a tough time, especially after the box office successes of South films like KGF 2, Kantara, RRR and others. Amid all the concerns, Bollywood producers have time and again voiced their opinions on actors not agreeing to slash their fees amid the crisis at the box-office. 

Now, T-Series’ head honcho Bhushan Kumar has opened up about the problems in Bollywood and the issues revolving around celebs’ demand for a high payment. 

Previously, Karan Johar had slammed Bollywood actors for charging 20 crores and giving an opening of 5 crores at the box office. 

Speaking of Kumar, the producer broke his silence on the details about actors asking for a hefty amount of fees to be signed in a film. He took a swipe at the actors and said while some actors understand the market others ask for 20-25 crore. However, it’s the makers who have to face the loss.


In a conversation with Pinkvilla, Bhusan Kumar said, “So abhi tak toh jin logo se hum baat kar rahe hain, they are talking positively. They are understanding the market. They are not saying ‘nahi, hum understand nahi karenge market ko’.”

The Bollywood producer got candid about the celebs who do not negotiate their fees, and said, “Lekin abhi still some actors are there, who say ki ‘nahi, hum toh itna hi lenge, warna nahi karenge.’ Toh hum unke saath nahi kar rahe. Hum unko bol rahe hain, ‘mat karo, we also don’t want to do.’ Hum nuksaan ke liye kyu karenge? So many people have suffered losses in big films and we have seen that. So why we should give you money and we suffer loss, and you earn such a big amount? Ki aap 20 crore, 25 crore lelo and hum nuksaan kare film.”

“In which we are also earning, the project is also safe, the project is not becoming heavy. But jahaa pe project aapka cost itni cost nahi le sakta, waha pe hum actors se baat kar rahe hai,” he concluded. 

Karan Johar had earlier said that the film never fails but its budget does. He further cited SOTY as an example and he popped a pill every night.

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