It is common for any actor or hero hiking their fee based on the outcome of their recent films and present market at the box office. After the super success of Geetha Govindam, Vijay Devarakonda is said to be asking for 10 crores pay cheque. Then what about his senior Nani, who is scoring back to back hits and above-average films from some time? Earlier Nani used to take 6-8 crores, depending on the kind of film and the producer. But now, he is said to be asking for a 50% total budget of the movie as his pay packet.
Nani’s films are usually made with a budget of 15-25 crores. And even if he takes 50% of that as his fee, it adds 7-13 cr to the budget, while his films are getting sold at 35-40 crores. That gives producer 5-10 crores profit even before the film releases. However, Nani has to make sure that he will pick up subjects that are unique to him rather than films like DevaDas and Krishnarjuna Yudham which are completely away from his domain which impacts the box office collections. Let’s see how producers react to the decision taken by Nani.