Karthik Aaryan on conversation on star fees, overhead costs: “It’s a healthy discussion”

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Accordingly, there is and should be a healthy debate about controlling film budgets Chandu Champion Actor-directors Karthik Aaryan and Kabir Khan, who believe that the debate about rising star fees and overhead costs is moving in the right direction.

With the back-to-back poor performances of big films, there has been a lot of chatter in the Hindi film industry about the remuneration taken by some of the biggest stars whose co-stars also have to pay the producers.

Aryan, who is one of the top stars in the industry today, said that at the end of the day, the math of the film should add up.

“Once a film is released, it has a lot of rights. So you get ‘x’ amount from it. If your star value and the cost of the whole project is profitable for the whole team, I think the math adds up. If it doesn’t, you have to take a cut. … It is a healthy discussion,” Aryan told PTI in an interview.

Khan, who is known for directing big-budget blockbusters like Salman Khan-starrer “Ek Tha Tiger” and “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, said the discussion has started because of the change in industry dynamics after the pandemic. “It’s a healthy debate and it’s getting a positive response from actors, directors and producers. (After COVID) the audience, the way they watch has changed, they don’t come to theatres. So there was this whole discussion that if it’s there, it’s going down, What are the other ways we can make money “OTT is another big part of revenue but it happens that at any stage, the industry faces a bit of a tough time and it sees that maybe the recovery is not what it used to be, of course there will be an effort to control the budget,” the filmmaker told PTI.

“I feel the same way. I am inclusive in all my films. My whole math is that the math should add up. That’s the main thing. That’s what Sir (Khan) was saying,” Aryan said. Khan, whose last film was the 2021 multi-starrer sports drama “83”, said the industry needs to be on the same page to decide how costs can be controlled without compromising the quality of the film.

“Nobody wants to cut the money that goes into what you see on the screen. So it comes down to the money coming in through the staff fees, which of course is a big part of the budget. Even stars and actors are now stepping forward and saying, ‘This is what you’re making. If there is a film, this money is required to mount it on this scale, of course we will cut our fees’.

“Nobody wants to say, ‘Give me my money even if we make a short film. At the end of the day, it’s going to reflect on the employees. It’s a healthy discussion and I think every quarter. The industry consensus is that we all have to come together to keep the business going. is, so that you cannot make money in the short term and destroy the business.

Aryan, who has spearheaded Money Spinners Mistake 2 And The story of true love Over the past four years, all stakeholders are said to be on board to find a better way to support the industry.

“I don’t see any issues as actors or even as directors or producers because it’s going to benefit everyone. Having said that, post-Covid things have changed in a way. Audiences are particular about what kind of films they want. There’s also a lot of traffic on the platform, which gives them a lot of content. getting

“Of course, there are many ways to watch content now, so we need to be smart about it so that the whole ecosystem benefits everyone, whether it’s the platform, actors, directors, producers or theatres. It’s never an ‘or’, but an ‘and’ thing. That’s what we’re really looking at.

Chandu Champion, Khan and Aaryan’s film on India’s first Paralympic gold medallist, Muralikant Petkar, follows the titular hero’s journey through many ages and stages, including being an Indian Army soldier, wrestler, boxer, 1965 war veteran and swimmer.

Produced by Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and Kabir Khan Films Production, the Hindi film will hit the screens on June 14.

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