Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt is all set to share screen space with Ranveer Singh in Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy.
While Alia is known to be one of the best talents in the film industry, her first co-actor and friend Varun Dhawan revealed that he has asked the actress to hike her fee as he thinks that she is underpaid.
Alia Bhatt says she will not ask for same money
In a recent interview, when Alia asked about the same, she replied, “I will not ask for the same amount that maybe Ranveer will ask for because I cannot charge that money just based on the way my film will probably open and maybe the way his film would open. You cannot compare it so I am not diluted about that. But if any new boy, I am not being rude about it, if any new boy who’s done one film is getting paid more than me just because he’s a boy then, of course, I am not gonna agree with that,” she said.
Saying this, Alia added that it is important for the actor to be a little flexible if he is being offered a small-budget film. “You know that the subject is tight and the audience may not come in instantly and it’s more of a word-of-mouth kind of film, then I think it makes sense for an actor to kind of soften their remuneration. It should just be a little light on the film and then you have a different deal where you take a backend etc. But if you know that the film has the ability to be a massive hit to become a blockbuster just based on the title and the content, then I don’t think it’s wrong. But it’s definitely important to be aware of your value,” said Alia.