Abhishek takes a pay cut

To make sure that his film reaches the theatres without the escalating productions costs affecting it, Abhishek Bachchan has decided to take a pay cut for his upcoming film ‘Players’. Taking a cue from the junior B, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sonam Kapoor too have decided to lower their remuneration. A source close to the project said, “Abhishek took the initiative and decided to lower his fee. Neil and Sonam followed suit. By the time Viacom 18 took over the ailing project, the production cost was already down by approximately Rs 18 crore.” According to the source, Abhishek decided to cut down his fee after finding out that the project was suffering financially. “ The action film required shooting at dome of the most expensive locations in the world. The budget had spiraled to nearly Rs 90 crore,” added the source.



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