There have been a number of situations in our trade whereby actors and actresses have refused to signal a movie regardless of having dates and loving the script as a result of the remuneration wasn’t as per expectations. Nonetheless, there have additionally been examples whereby actors have fortunately decreased their charges or labored totally free to assist a venture they believed in or on account of private relations with the filmmaker. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has talked about this facet in his autobiography ‘The Stranger In The Mirror’, co-authored by Reeta Ramamurthy Gupta, at a number of locations.
Rakeysh had directed Delhi-6 (2009) for which he had signed Sonam Kapoor because the movie’s main actress. Each loved working with one another loads and the filmmaker determined to get her on board for his subsequent, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), as effectively. Nonetheless, she had a short look within the movie because the fictional muse of Milkha Singh, performed by Farhan Akhtar.
Rakeysh wrote within the e-book that “Sonam Kapoor benevolently accepted to play a visitor look for a princely sum of Rs. 11 just for her transient portrayal of Biro.” Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra additionally added that she lit up the display screen each time she appeared within the movie. Sonam additionally has fond recollections of the movie and has stated that “I’m the tadka within the movie”.
Main actresses these days usually do not take up such elements and therefore, Rakeysh was all reward for the actress. He wrote, “Sonam understood that the movie was not a love story – it was a few Partition survivor’s tryst along with his horrific childhood, and that Isri Kaur, the sister, was his solely connection to a previous that he was reluctant to each personal and discard.”
When Bollywood Hungama completely requested Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra about why she was paid this quantity, he revealed, “She selected to simply accept Rs. 11. She had a particular look within the movie. Each of us shared an incredible journey with Delhi-6 earlier than that. She instructed me that she is required for simply 7 days for the shoot and he or she praised us for attempting to say one thing so stunning, in regards to the partition of this nation and the spirit of Milkha Singh. So she needed to contribute to the movie as effectively. It was very good of her.”
Sonam Kapoor’s presence helped the movie from the advertising and marketing facet. The 2 songs ‘Mera Yaar’ and ‘O Rangrez’ have been used to advertise the movie and provides an concept that the traditional romantic angle within the movie could be very a lot there.
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