Akshay-Tiger’s Bade Miyan Chote Miyan Is Back On Track With New Financial Structure; Ready To Clash With SRK-Hirani’s Dunki On Christmas 2023?

Bade Miyan Chote Miyan was stalled after the failure of Heropanti 2, Bachchhan Paandey, and Samrat Prithviraj because of the budgeting's financial impossibility for stakeholders.

Pooja Entertainment announced Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bade Miyan Chote Miyan earlier in the year, starring Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff. Since the announcement that all the talents had signed on to the movie for record fees, the movie has been making headlines. According to media rumors, Tiger and Ali demanded Rs. 45 crores and Rs. 25 crores in addition to the Rs. 144 crores paid to Akshay to join the project. Bade Miyan Chote Miyan was stalled after the failure of Heropanti 2, Bachchhan Paandey, and Samrat Prithviraj because of the budgeting’s financial impossibility for stakeholders.

“While Akshay has cut down his fees by 50 percent and entered the hybrid model of working in profit sharing and upfront fees, Tiger and Ali too have reduced their remuneration by 20 to 35 percent. There is an overall reduction of approximately Rs. 100 crores from the 3 talents and this has made the film a viable venture,” a source close to the development informed Bollywood Hungama.

However, according to a different source close to the production company, the acting fees number reported in the media earlier was just speculation.

“Which sane mind would spend Rs. 220 crores to just sign the talent? Yes, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan was going to be put on the backburner, but the reason was not just the financial structure. There are a lot of factors involved in filmmaking. The deals with the actors on the financial front are always confidential, and the information leaked was all speculation and there was not an iota of truth to it. The financial structure of the film at present is also known just by the producers, their legal team and the actors in question,” another source told the portal.

With a new financing plan in place, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan is on schedule to be released around the Christmas holiday in 2023 and is all set to clash with Shah Rukh Khan‘s Dunki, directed by Rajkumar Hirani at the box office. Currently in pre-production, Ali Abbas Zafar is touring Europe for a recce. The director intends to start shooting the movie in January 2023.

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