Salman Khan continues to be one of the most bankable superstars in Hindi cinema, as seen by his stock market worth. He had signed on for Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali before the epidemic, and the two had agreed on a payment of Rs. 150 crores for the film. The pandemic stunned the world, and now, finally, Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali is due to hit the theatres in January.
“Salman Khan is all ready to commence work on Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali from January. When the superstar met Sajid Nadiadwala to decide on the dates, the producer made a special request to Salman, which he couldn’t say a no to. Sajid spoke to Salman and requested him to reduce his remuneration as the market scenario is bad and Salman willingly agreed to do it for his friend, Sajid,” a trade source informed Bollywood Hungama.
“Salman has now agreed to be a part of Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali with a remuneration of Rs. 125 crores only, thereby giving a discount of near about 15% to his producer friend. He will however get some share of profits once the film releases, which is the reason why his banner, SKF too, is involved in the film.”
Interestingly, Sajid Nadiadwala received a discount from Akshay Kumar last year as well. The producer had asked Akshay to decrease his acting fees for Bachchan Pandey, and the actor gladly agreed to do so, bringing the total down from Rs. 117 crore to Rs. 99 crore.
Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali is now in pre-production and will begin shooting in January in Mumbai with a marathon schedule. Pooja Hegde plays the female lead in the film.