Balakrishna hikes remuneration !!
Nandamuri Balakrishna had given his nod to Puri Jagannath to direct his 101st film and the formal launch of the film had also begun recently with Rajamouli sounding the clapper board. However, the news is that the film’s budget was estimated around Rs 35 crore, while Balakrishna is reportedly charging Rs 10 crore for the film and the remaining Rs 25 crore would be shared for the remuneration of other artistes and the making of the film.
It is worth mentioning here that Balayya used to charge Rs 5 crore to Rs 7 crore for a film. However, after the stupendous success of ‘Gauthami Putra Satakarni’ directed by Krish and with the film entering Rs 50 crore club, the first-ever film of Balakrishna getting the honour, Balakrishna reportedly increased his remuneration.
It is the prestigious 100th film for the actor and a movie with historical backdrop. Balayya’s 101st film would be produced by Venigalla Ananda Prasad on the banner of Bhavya Creations, while Puri wield the megaphone for the movie. The actress/heroine for the movie and other artistes are yet to be finalised. The regular shooting will begin soon and the film-makers have locked the release date as September 29.