There are reports doing the rounds that Shraddha Kapoor has received Rs 7 crores for her ‘august’ presence in Saaho.
Wrong! Sources closely attached to the project can’t stop laughing.
“This is only her publicity machinery at work. An impression is being created in Bollywood that she has been paid a certain amount in Tollywood to increase her fee in Bollywood. She can go back say, ‘Look I got much in Andhra.’ The truth is, she has been paid a far less amount,” says the source, adding that Katrina Kaif who was the first choice for Saaho asked for much less and was turned down.
“The Saaho makers couldn’t afford to pay Katrina 5 crores. That’s what she asked for. The budget for hiring heroines in Telugu cinema is a lot less as compared with Bollywood. These girls from Mumbai who work in Telugu cinema work for much less money in the South than what they command in Mumbai. To spread the rumour that Shraddha got Rs 7 crores for Saaho is damaging for both the South and Bollywood film industries,” says the source.
So how much did Shradha Kapoor actually get for Saaho?
“Close to 3 crores,” says the informed source.