It was in January 2020 when the whole world was in the grip of a novel covid. It is going to be 2 years and we are still battling this deadly coronavirus. To contain the spread of the deadly virus, governments have put in place complete lockdowns and temporarily shut everything down, As a result of which a lot of damage has been done. The entertainment industry has also been affected in a big way because of this. Because no films were getting released and there was a lot of delay in shooting. Many film producers have come together for an interview, and during the same time, Johar has revealed that even during the Covid-19 pandemic, newcomers are asking around Rs 20-30 crore for a film and that is too “fed up.”
Often, even during this dangerous epidemic, there are reports of actors increasing their fees. In an interview, Nikkhil Advani, Sameer Nair, Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, and Reema Kagti came together to discuss the problem, the reason behind it and the need to better pay the crew.
While talking to the film’s Companion, Johar has talked about extorting around Rs 20-30 crore from newcomers and said that he is very much fed up. They have seen the prices of actors go up in the worst phase of cinema without any reason and they were not released, The previous release of Johar was a complete failure, Even his films were not doing well. And yet they are just raising their prices. Because they are riding on digital money. He has gone beyond illusion. And they all just have to suck it up and work with them because that’s what they do.
Karan also said that they don’t understand at all. Because whatever environment they are in, There’s no one taking the theatrical backend over there. You’re taking a percentage of the profit instead, Which you can also present. Also it makes sense to strike those deals with Megastar. What Johar doesn’t understand is that there is a small order which is yet to prove its mettle at the box office.
Johar is known for launching some new talent in the film industry. And also the name behind many successful projects.
On the work front, Johar has returned to directors even after a long hiatus and is very busy directing Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, It also stars Jaya Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Dharmendra in lead roles. Johar is also very excited to make this throne, which has been in the news for years now. The producers of the film have said that they will start work on this throne next.