Alia Bhatt reveals she won't ask for same fee as Ranveer Singh. This is why
Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh are two of the biggest powerhouses of talent in Bollywood. If one has proved his versatility with films like Simmba and Padmaavat, the other has given memorable performances in films like Udta Punjab and Raazi. And for the first time, these two powerful performers are coming together on the big screen for Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy.
While Alia is known to be one of the best talents in the film industry, her first co-actor and friend Varun Dhawan revealed that he has asked the actress to hike her fee as he thinks that she is underpaid.
On a chat show, Alia was recently asked about actors charging a bomb that puts pressure on the budget of the film. To which the actress replied, "I don't think I can say that for myself. I understand the whole pressure that comes with putting a film together especially because my father is a producer and also Karan (Johar) is a father figure to me in a sense. And I understand the pressures that go into a making a film."
However, the 25-year-old actress added that it is wise to know your value and charge accordingly. "But I also believe that there has to be a certain awareness of your value. You should not be under-valued and you should not be over-valued. And if you are putting in a certain amount of effort and time into a film, then you should be able to ask for the remuneration that you think you deserve. But if you are deluded about it then that's your problem," said Gully Boy actress.
Alia, who is six years old in Bollywood, said that she would not ask for the same money as her Gully Boy co-actor, and she has her reasons.
"I will not ask for the same amount that maybe Ranveer will ask for because I cannot charge that money just based on the way my film will probably open. And maybe the way his film would open. You cannot compare it, so I am not deluded about that. But if any new boy who's done one film is getting paid more than me just because he's a boy, then, of course, I am not gonna agree with that," added Alia.
Saying this, Alia added that it is important for the actor to be a little flexible if he is being offered a small-budget film. "You know that the subject is tight and the audience may not come in instantly and it's more of a word-of-mouth kind of film, then I think it makes sense for an actor to kind of soften their remuneration. It should just be a little light on the film and then you have a different deal where you take a backend etc. But if you know that the film has the ability to be a massive hit to become a blockbuster just based on the title and the content, then I don't think it's wrong. But it's definitely important to be aware of your value," said Alia.