With the release of ‘Saaho’ just days away, it has emerged that the lead actress Shraddha Kapoor has been paid Rs. 7 crore for her role in the much awaited multi-lingual film.
A source told Deccan Chronicle that the rumours are untrue. It said, “This is only her publicity machinery at work. An impression is being created that she has been paid a certain amount in Tollywood to increase her fee in Bollywood. But the truth is that she has been paid a far less amount.”
Reports say that Katrina Kaif, who was the original choice for the film, was asking for a lot more money, which is why she was not entertained. “The Saaho makers couldn’t afford to pay Katrina Rs 5 crore, which is how much she asked for. The budget for hiring heroines in Telugu cinema is a lot less compared to Bollywood. These girls from Mumbai who work in Telugu cinema work for much less money in the South than what they demand in Mumbai. To spread the rumour that Shraddha got Rs 7 crore for Saaho is damaging for both the South and Bollywood film industries.”
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