Salman Khan hikes his price to 50 crores
Salman Khan has not only hiked his fees but also become very choosy when it comes to director. When he signs a film, he also gives suggestion of suitable directors to the makers.
“Salman is not only quoting a fee close to Rs 50 crore, he is also ‘recommending’ (Ready: appointing) directors for these films. Like, for the T Series project Salman has put forward the names of two directors and has asked producer Bhushan Kumar to choose from one of them. Furthermore, he insisted on Sonakshi Sinha for Kick and now he’s recommending Zarine Khan to his prospective producers,” a source told film expert Subhash K Jha.
Filmmaker Bhushan Kumar confirms that Sallu has re-structured his fee, “When Salman bhai did Ready the film industry was facing a huge financial crunch. But he agreed to cut down his price from Rs 40 crore to Rs 17 crore. This was the only way we could have made Ready at that time. Now the market has changed for the entire film industry. So, we are currently re-negotiating with him for our next film.”