Producers are the ones who put in money but they have to face all the problems and bear all the tantrums stars throw.
When we recently met a filmmaker he narrated us the woes of today’s producers. He produced a film with a couple of heroines in the central characters.
The producer revealed that everyone is commenting that he wrapped up his upcoming release on a shoestring budget. In reality, he ended up investing more money than he planned due to the ‘extra expenditure’ of heroines.
He narrated us how actresses send a huge bill to the producers while the film is under production and how they make their life miserable.
This heroine (she hails from the neighboring state and her first name has two letters and last name has three letters) comes to Hyderabad accompanied by her mother. Both demand business class air tickets.
The production company has to foot the bill for their extra luggage. They keep the car with them always and the food and beverage bill is equally high.
The worse part is this: the bill for buying ‘Stay Free’ (sanitary napkin) was also sent to this producer.
If a producer refuses to pay personal expenses, heroines cancel their shoot citing some issue or the other, leading to further burden on production costs.
According to this producer, he spent nearly Rs 20 lakhs for this heroine’s expenditure. And she is not event a big heroine. She has not tasted much success in Tollywood yet.
This is how producers end up in losses with high production costs.