Mohanlal, the complete actor has decided to take a pay cut for the highly anticipated upcoming project, Drishyam 2. The Kerala film producers association confirmed the reports in a recently held general body meeting. The association representatives confirmed that Mohanlal had taken around 50 percent pay cut for Drishyam 2, considering the current situation.
According to the Film Producers Association, the superstar, who is also the president of the actors association A.M.M.A, readily agreed to take a pay cut upon their request. However, two popular actors of the industry refused to take a pay cut. Instead, they went on to increase their remuneration, amidst this difficult situation.
Reportedly, one of the above-mentioned actors, who was charging Rs. 75 Lakhs per film, has now decided to increase his remuneration to Rs. 1 Crore. The other actor, who was charging Rs. 45 Lakhs, has now raised his remuneration to Rs. 50 Lakhs. The Film Producers Association is now reconsidering the decision to permit the shooting of the upcoming films, that features these two actors. The association has decided to have an official word with the producers of both films, on the same.
Coming to Drishyam 2, the highly anticipated movie has thus emerged as the first project to follow the budget cut decision put forward by the Kerala Film Producers Association. Earlier, it was revealed that Jeethu Joseph, the director of the project, has also decided to take a pay cut considering the current situation. After Mohanlal too decided to take a pay cut, more actors and technicians are expected to follow the same path.