EXCLUSIVE: Shahid Kapoor takes a pay cut to help Jersey makers; slashes down his fees to Rs 25 crore

While several contemporaries are refusing to budge from the contractual modalities, Shahid Kapoor has decided to take Rs 8 crore less than what he had signed up Jersey for. Read details inside.
EXCLUSIVE: Shahid Kapoor takes a pay cut to help Jersey makers; slashes down his fees to Rs 25 crore
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The post Covid situation has changed the whole dynamics of filmmaking. With increased precautionary and safety measures followed as per set protocols, the producer are facing a huge brunt of the same with budgets of their ongoing projects sky-rocketing. Some of the actors are not willing to budge from their positions, but there are many who understand the situation and are willingly cooperating with their producers. Shahid Kapoor happens to be one of them. 

A source tells us, "Shahid had previously signed Jersey on two conditions - a remuneration of Rs 33 crore and a percentage in the profit share. The makers had mutually agreed on the same demands and the film shoot was on when the Covid outbreak caused a temporary pause in the film's schedule. In the last few months, the whole perspective of making a film and its budget has changed considerably. So the producers requested their lead star to take a pay cut, to keep the project on floors. They felt the film will otherwise go over-budget."

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While many would have put their foot down, the Kabir Singh star agreed. "Shahid has slashed his fees by a whopping Rs 8 crore and is now charging them Rs 25 crore. But he is also very confident of the film's success given the way they are shooting it. So the producers have not changed his profit sharing clause at all." We reached out to Shahid's team who didn't want to comment on the same. The next schedule of the Shahid and Mrunal Thakur starrer has already kickstarted and the team will film scenes in Dehradun and Chandigarh to wrap up the film.  

Anonymous 6 months ago

Don't you dare utter a word about south actors, they are very talented and if the the producer is willi g to pay him then he has that trust, a producer should have on his actor. Shahid kapoor is very talented. Think before dropping a comment

Anonymous 6 months ago

How is he considered a bankable actor commanding up to 33 crore? His box office record is dismal with only few hit films here and there.

Anonymous 6 months ago

Pay cut?! BS! He needs work now he’s being exposed

Anonymous 6 months ago

I like Shahid Kapoor, and IF he is willing to take less pay, props to him. But he is not the only one, many television stars have been doing that recently, for the same reasons, especially in this pandemic, like Shaheer Sheikh, not to mention, not being appreciated or respected as talented, humane and caring actor/s and some more than overpaid Bollywood stars.

Anonymous 6 months ago

Shahid should just go back to dancing or open a business since he lost respect from ole audiences

Anonymous 6 months ago

I wouldn't even pay 1 rupee for this talentless flop actor.

Anonymous 6 months ago

Mann, is he worth 25 crores?? That too for a remake !!

Anonymous 6 months ago

Beware from the comments! You'll find kangana 's pr here.

Anonymous 6 months ago

This guy tries hard to be superstar but at best he is okayish who can dance ,you can always see so many paid PR articles about him and his wife ,still looks tiny to likes of Hrithik or other actors who can dance and have better boxoffice returns

Anonymous 6 months ago

Why are people blaming Shahid just because they are not capable of earning so much, he has asked per his industry standards and at least ready to take cut, what's their say on 400 crores for Big Boss ? Many other stars are charging much more and if producers are ready to pay, it means they are getting returns out of it, who are we to judge

Anonymous 6 months ago

Bahut upkar kiya. Good

Anonymous 6 months ago

Bahut upkar kiya

Anonymous 6 months ago

Horrible actor! Who is paying him even 1 crore? Lost respect for all these bollywood stars

Anonymous 6 months ago

Fake news

Anonymous 6 months ago

A male actor who have worked more than kangana is still payed almost equal to her hahaha That's the power of my girl

Anonymous 6 months ago

Again Bollywood has no creativity and is remaking a well made South Indian movie which had actors (who are self made) and are actually good at acting. And you know that the Bollywood version is gonna get more praise because of its larger audience even though it won’t be as good. This makes me so angry the Telugu version was brilliant and this is just being remade for money. If people really cared about watching a good movie they would watch the original (you can watch it with subtitles if you don’t understand).

Anonymous 6 months ago

Just to clarify I said the version with Nani is good and has great acting and to anyone saying that south movies are unwatchable maybe if u actually watched south movies you would understand and just because Bollywood adds better looking actors or more famous actors doesn’t make it any better it’s the acting that makes the difference.

Anonymous 6 months ago

what makes you say that. Give some examples.? and hello...did u just say nani doesnt act well..??? havent u watched khan kumar movies..?

Anonymous 6 months ago

Please the movies from south are unwatchable. They ham in the name of acting. At least Bollywood makes the good stories presentable.

Anonymous 6 months ago

Shahid Kapoor lips are all black and face sunken ... seems to me the effect of excessive amount of smoking and substance abuse over the years. He is aging badly. These Bollywood actors are over paid for what they are worth.

Anonymous 6 months ago

Exactly ,he smokes a lot n probably picked up drug habit plus tries hard to showcase his tiny muscles ,if he had only focus on acting

Anonymous 6 months ago

Never liked this guy. Won’t watch anyways

Anonymous 6 months ago

To spend on drugs for the whole family.

Anonymous 6 months ago

shahid kapoor is not worth that amount. These bollywood actors are over paid for actually having fun with not so much of hard work like they make it to be .Useless Bollywood stars

Anonymous 6 months ago

Ridiculously overpaid tinsel townies living in ivory towers, terribly unglued from middle class reality..... Notwithstanding, the lousy raves that they are connected to. Have fallen from Grace for me.... Will be very difficult to see any of their movie s now unless they show some humility, modesty and truthfulness....

Anonymous 6 months ago

Don’t watch! Sit on your high horse ... watch stars in the sky and judge them

Anonymous 6 months ago

Who is paying this goat 25 crores? For doing what? Apart from the Bollywood Arjun Reddy re-make, he has always been a 60-crore actor. Well, I better reserve further comments and wait until after the release of ‘Jersey’ to continue ....

Anonymous 6 months ago

Ridiculous remuneration. It is sad that teachers, CRPF, hockey players etc are paid poorly and actors are paid disproportionately higher.

Anonymous 6 months ago

Hi. Ever heard of capitalism and demand vs supply

Anonymous 6 months ago

25 crores is a pay cut? Something so wrong about this especially in a country like India.

Anonymous 6 months ago

I lost respect for shahid Kapoor after he did a movie like Kabir Singh !!

Anonymous 6 months ago

Is that a name... dever#%}^***? Who is he?

Anonymous 6 months ago

Then you should all respect for Vijay Devarokonda as he was the lead actor in the original film. Stop this selective hatred towards a particular actor.

Anonymous 6 months ago

Absolutely! Very horrible way of portraying a doctor. They have the least knowledge what perseverance is required to be qualified as a doctor. How treacherous way they have portrayed the doctors of our country. Crap!!

Anonymous 6 months ago

and wat bout ur respect for Kjo n his actors? After all the extra marital nonsense he makes?

Anonymous 6 months ago

How about saying slashing his fees to 1 rupees

Anonymous 6 months ago

jersey is already hindi dubbed available in youtube . why would we go and waste money on watching same film with only different actor

Anonymous 6 months ago

Coz the south actors are unwatchable. All they do is dress up ridiculously and ham

Anonymous 6 months ago

Great adjustment 25 CRORE

Anonymous 6 months ago

25 crore for regular people is enough to Last 7 jenmas!

Anonymous 6 months ago

Less drugs consumption now

Anonymous 6 months ago

Ever heard of luxury, family and pr?

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