Anurag Kashyap isn’t one to hold back with his opinions and he’s now waded into the closure of production houses such as Disney India.
In an interview with CatchNews, Kashyap said that he feels actors such as Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan are overpaid, which could prove detrimental when a film flops at the box office.
He said, ���We had four Bollywood actors (Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan) in the Forbes highest paid actors whereas the rest were Hollywood actors. The films starring the Hollywood actors earn in millions and billions but ours earn at max Rs 300 crore. But still, there are Indian actors on that list. So if you see the ratio on the list, business of the film vs income of the actor, there is a huge disparity. Actors from the industry where film earns Rs 300 crore is on the list and on the other hand, there are films which earn 1.2 billion in other industries and the actors are even below our actors on the list. So I hope you got where the issue is.”
He concluded that he wasn’t blaming the actors but the producers who pay such high figures when signing actors for their projects, “I am not blaming the actors for this, all the blame should be passed on to the producers as they are ready to pay the actor such high amount. Why wouldn�۪t the actor take that money? If someone pays me, even I would take that.�