There is recent trend among young actors asking for a profit share instead of regular fees for working in any films. This has garnered mixed reaction among the film fraternity. The younger generation actors are now opting for profit share, considering it a fair practice and a win-win situation even for their filmmakers.
The trend is not new. Top Bollywood actors have been practicing this since a while. This included Amitabh Bachchan, the Khans and Akshay Kumar. But we guess now, with the coming generation, this trend is going to stay and maybe get picked up in coming years.
Here are five actors who are following the footstep of their seniors, opting for profit sharing in their movies.
1. Taapsee Pannu
Actress Taapsee Pannu who started her film career working in south, is all set to conquer Bollywood after doing multiple films with some of the top actors in B-Town. Her versatility has been proven time and again with releases like ‘Pink’ and ‘Naam Shabana’. Her next film is a comic caper, ‘Judwaa 2’ with Varun Dhawan.
For her recent release -a Telegu film, ‘Anando Brahma’ – Taapsee didn’t charge any fees but instead opted for a profit sharing deal with its makers. The film’s budget was small and hence she didn’t want to burden her filmmakers with her remuneration and went on for this deal instead.
2. Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt is currently busy with the shooting of her next, ‘Raazi’, with actor Vicky Kaushal and directed by Meghna Gulzar. Alia has proven her versatility as an actor since her debut film ‘Student of the Year’. Post then there was no stopping for this cute bubbly actor. Most of her films have been a major box office success.
As per reports, Alia has turned producer with her next film ‘Raazi’ and has opted for a profit sharing deal without charging any fees. Well it’s not quite surprising since producing films is in her genes.
3. Ranveer Singh
Actor Ranveer Singh, who is in his sixth year in Bollywood, has preferred to work on a profit sharing model already. The actor was reported for not charging a single penny for his challenging role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Bajirao Mastani’; instead he received a part of the film’s profits.
Even though few of his last films didn’t do well on box office, he is one of the most sought after actor who can rake in big moolah for his filmmakers. Going by the money these big tickets make at the box office is a really smart move by the actor. Currently the actor is busy shooting ‘Padmavati’ another magnum opus by Sanjay Leela Bhansali co-starring Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor.
4. Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut who will be seen in and as ‘Simran’ this year and as Rani Laxmi Bai in ‘Manikarnika’ in 2018 is on a career high. After writing dialogues for ‘Queen’ as well as the story for ‘Simran’, she plans to turn director with Teju next year.
But if you thought this was it, let us assure you that this is just the beginning. Kangana is all set to up her game as an actor and is planning to start taking profit share for her films. As per the buzz in the industry, the actress is planning to take her collaborations for films to the next level with upcoming releases in the form of profit sharing deals.
5. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
The beautiful actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made her comeback with Sanjay Gupta’s film ‘Jazbaa’ opposite Irrfan Khan. The film did well at the box office and put Aishwarya back on the circuit with her super performance.
At the time of filming ‘Jazbaa’ it was reported that Aishwarya has walked the trail of her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan by opting profit sharing deal with the filmmakers. Since it was her comeback film and she didn’t want to marginalize her fees hence went on signing the deal of profit sharing which later proved to be a smart move for the actress.