Bollywood actress Richa Chadha, recently reveals about the payment she was paid for her film Gangs of Wasseypur, in her latest blogpost.Film was released in 2012 with two parts.
Actress mentioned that the amount she was paid was Rs. 2.5 lacs for both the parts and went on to add, “And that’s alright,” she wrote. “(Anurag) Kashyap took a chance on me, and for that I am forever grateful. I didn’t even expect to be paid for a break like that. The film went on to become a cult hit. My continuing career is testament to that.”
Richa also added the economic side of filmmaking and stated, “If I am not wrong, again, (going by rules for residual payments in other film industries) even if I were to earn royalty of this film, (if I worked under the SAG guidelines, I would get only be getting a small percentage, under different categories capped at a maximum of 6.2 percent).”
And now, taking to his Twitter account, Kashyap, the man who directed this cult, has reacted to the blog. He stated how a majority of the crew was paid similar amounts and how he had to forfeit his entire fees to be able to make the film.
Have a look right here:
She is right. Most actors and crew got paid similar amounts or less and I had to forfeit my entire fees to make GOW. Funny thing is we still own 50%IPR on GOW and we have never seen a penny on it or know about it’s income. For the studio it’s still a flop. https://t.co/ciFLJROrr8
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) July 19, 2020
And this is what his next tweet was- “Anyways that’s how most studios work here. Only studio that has consistently send us reports on the business of the films is/was UTV.” (sic)