In a noteworthy industry maneuver, Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor, despite delivering consecutive box office successes, has decided to slash his fees by a substantial Rs 35 crore for his upcoming venture, ‘Animal.’ This surprising move follows the setback of his ambitious film, ‘Shamshera,’ which incurred a staggering loss of Rs 100 crore in 2022.
The star kid, son of the renowned actor Rishi Kapoor, faced a challenging period with the release of the action-packed ‘Shamshera.’ Despite its colossal budget of Rs 150 crore, the film fell short, grossing only Rs 63 crore worldwide, leading to a significant financial setback. However, Ranbir swiftly bounced back with Ayan Mukerji’s ‘Brahmastra Part One,’ a sci-fi fantasy film that initiated the Astraverse.
Despite its inflated budget, the film soared past Rs 400 crore globally, marking one of the highest-grossing Hindi films in 2023. Ranbir continued his winning streak with the romantic comedy ‘Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar,’ contributing to his resurgence at the box office.
For his upcoming project, ‘Animal,’ a revenge drama directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Ranbir Kapoor has taken a bold step by cutting down his fees by 50%. Previously commanding Rs 70 crore, Ranbir has adjusted his remuneration to Rs 35 crore to elevate the film’s production value. Sources suggest that Ranbir, in a strategic move, opted for a share in the film’s profits in exchange for the fee reduction.
This marks a significant departure from the traditional fee structure, aligning with the profit-sharing model embraced by industry veterans like the three Khans for over a decade. ‘Animal,’ set to release on December 1, boasts a star-studded cast including Bobby Deol, Anil Kapoor, and Rashmika Mandanna.
Ranbir Kapoor’s business-savvy decision not only showcases his commitment to the project but also positions him to reap substantial rewards if ‘Animal’ proves to be a box office success. This strategic move underscores the evolving dynamics of Bollywood’s compensation landscape and adds an intriguing layer to the anticipation surrounding Ranbir’s next cinematic endeavor.