There have been a number of situations in our trade whereby actors and actresses have refused to signal a movie regardless of having dates and loving the script as a result of the remuneration wasn’t as per expectations. However, there have additionally been examples whereby actors have fortunately diminished their charges or labored free of charge to assist a mission they believed in or as a result of private relations with the filmmaker. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has talked about this facet in his autobiography ‘The Stranger In The Mirror’, co-authored by Reeta Ramamurthy Gupta, at just a few locations.
Rakeysh had directed Delhi-6 (2009) for which he had signed Sonam Kapoor because the movie’s main actress. Both loved working with one another so much and the filmmaker determined to get her on board for his subsequent, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), as nicely. However, she had a short look within the movie because the fictional muse of Milkha Singh, performed by Farhan Akhtar.
Rakeysh wrote within the e book that “Sonam Kapoor benevolently accepted to play a guest appearance for a princely sum of Rs. 11 only for her brief portrayal of Biro.” Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra additionally added that she lit up the display screen each time she appeared within the movie. Sonam additionally has fond reminiscences of the movie and has mentioned that “I’m the tadka within the movie”.
Leading actresses these days typically do not take up such components and therefore, Rakeysh was all reward for the actress. He wrote, “Sonam understood that the film was not a love story – it was about a Partition survivor’s tryst with his horrific childhood, and that Isri Kaur, the sister, was his only connection to a past that he was reluctant to both own and discard.”
When Bollywood Hungama solely requested Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra about why she was paid this quantity, he revealed, “She selected to just accept Rs. 11. She had a particular look within the movie. Both of us shared a tremendous journey with Delhi-6 earlier than that. She informed me that she is required for simply 7 days for the shoot and he or she praised us for making an attempt to say one thing so lovely, concerning the partition of this nation and the spirit of Milkha Singh. So she wished to contribute to the movie as nicely. It was very good of her.”
Sonam Kapoor’s presence helped the movie from the advertising facet. The two songs ‘Mera Yaar’ and ‘O Rangrez’ have been used to advertise the movie and provides an concept that the standard romantic angle within the movie could be very a lot there.
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