Anurag Kashyap Praises SRK, Aamir, Salman's Cost-Conscious Filmmaking, 'Unki Film Costly Nahi Hoti'

Anurag Kashyap has been one of the most outspoken filmmakers in Bollywood. Recently, he has been making headlines for speaking up on excessive production costs in Bollywood.


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Anurag Kashyap Praises SRK, Aamir, Salman's Cost-Conscious Filmmaking, 'Unki Film Costly Nahi Hoti'

Anurag Kashyap has always been open about his candid opinions and often speaks up on the pressing issue of film industry like excessive production costs. The high cost of filmmaking in Hindi cinema has been a prime reason for major losses to production houses and theatre owners. As per him, a prime reason for these high production costs is the high fees charged by the actors. Recently, he sat down for an interview with Bollywood Bubble, where he spoke about how the 'Khans' of Bollywood are some of the most cost-conscious actors in the industry.

Anurag Kashyap heaped praises on cost-conscious Shah Rukh, Aamir, Salman

The well-known actors in the industry ask for specific fees based on their box office success and popularity in making a film. However, it often puts an unnecessary strain on the film's budget. Anurag shared that a considerable 50-60% of production cost just goes into paying the star fees, and actors don't care because the market dictates it. He also revealed that he even let go of his fees several times to stay within the budget.

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The Gangs of Wasseypur director added that he fortified his fees because he didn't want to replace the actors that he had cast in the film. He further revealed that the three popular 'Khans' in Bollywood who have gained massive success are the most cost-conscious in the industry. He was quoted as saying:

"Biggest example is Gangs of Wasseypur. My fees were zero because I didn't want to replace actors with big stars. Mai bade actors ke saath kaam nahi karta, lekin sabse jyada cost conscious industry mein humare teen bade stars hai- Shah Rukh, Salman aur Aamir. Teeno fees nahi lete film mein. Wo har film backend lete hai. Unki koi film costly nahi hoti."


Anurag reveals that makeup artists for actors get paid more than technicians in Bollywood

There has been a long-standing debate that the technicians working on a film should be paid more instead of giving more money to actors. Anurag revealed that actors with big teams and expensive makeup artists are paid more than technicians nowadays. He added that an assistant who works more gets a lesser salary. He blamed that; thus, now, the trend of the entourage is caused by agencies and agents who put forward more demands, increasing the cost.

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Anurag Kashyap's professional front so far

Anurag Kashyap began his career as a scriptwriter in Ram Gopal Varma's Satya and Kaun. Later, he made his directorial debut with Paanch, but it was never released. His second movie, Black Friday, was released late due to political controversies. He's known for making films like Dev D, Gulaal, Gangs of Wasseypur, and Manmarziyaan, among others. He will next be seen playing an antagonist in the crime-thriller show, Bad Cop.


Let us know what do you think about Anurag Kashyap's statement on the 'Three Khans' being cost-conscious actors? Let us know.

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