March 15, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): If what the Bollywood Showman Subhash Ghai has in mind as a payment structure for the stars is brought to fruition we will soon see a radical change in the economics of filmmaking.
Having burnt his fingers repeatedy coping with stars’ pay packets Ghai plans to pay his stars in instalments.
Says Ghai, “Now I’ve to plan my films differently. Actors will be paid phase-wise, in instalments after shooting, dubbing, publicity, etc. I don’t want to go through this kind of harassment again. I suggest every actor try producing a film at least once.In fact many stars have tried it and burnt their fingers.”
And yes, Subhash Ghai won’t produce or finance films for outside filmmakers anymore.
Ghai is now working on his next directorial venture. “I’m currently scripting it. All I can tell you at the moment is, it’d be an entertaining film.”
-Subhash K. Jha/ Sampurn Wire