Recently, Karan Johar confirmed that his upcoming film with Tiger Shroff, titled Screw Dheela has been delayed by a year but NOT shelved.
Now there are media reports that there are some multiple reasons for the film to be kept on hold and one of the main reasons is finances and fee of leading actor. Tiger Shroff had done the paperwork for Screw Dheela for a sum of Rs. 35 crores, and once the film landed itself in the market for sale, it couldn’t find any respectable buyers at the asking price. In the current scenario, when actors charge such a huge amount, makes a film financially unviable. Profit sharing is the way to go.
When Karan went to Tiger to express his concern and negotiate, the actor didn’t agree to lower the price. Karan was keen to get Tiger on board for approx. Rs. 20 crore, but Tiger and his team didn’t agree and stuck to Rs. 35 crore.
Tiger didn’t agree to down his price whereas Karan didn’t agree to increase the budget because of the unfavorable market scenario. So ultimately, Karan and his team decided to shelve/delay the film.
Now whole media reporting has been done in a manner that it paints Tiger Shroff as villain and Karan as the guy who wanted to be cordial.
Media reports suggest that the budget of Screw Dheela was falling in the range of Rs. 140 crores, and that was without taking into account the print and publicity costs. Hence, after all the attempts to salvage the scenario, Karan Johar decided to shelve the film for the time being. If the market improves, the film would go on floors next year.
There are multiple films from Dharma which shelved in recent past.
Most of these films shelved after the poster launch and that might be the reason such a long story floated in media for Screw Dheela. We clearly think that this is unfair practice to blame actor in open media and it should be quoted from both the sides.
Screw Dheela will be produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and helmed by Shashank Khaitan, featuring Rashmika Mandanna as the lead actress opposite Tiger Shroff.