Saaho, starring Prabhas as the protagonist, is one of the most awaited films this year. Fans are champing at the bit to see the Telugu superstar performing high-octane action amid stunning locations. The buzz surrounding the film is such that its theatrical rights for the AP and Nizam circuit have been sold for a record Rs 125 crore, beating the earlier record of Rs 122 crore set by Baahubali 2.
In a scenario such as this, one would think that Prabhas would have charged a bomb for the film, especially after delivering a box-office monster in Baahubali 2, the biggest Indian blockbuster ever. There are rumours doing the rounds that the actor has been paid a staggering Rs 100 crore for the film. But in a recent interview with a tabloid, he revealed that he did not charge his usual fee and in fact, had taken a 20 per cent cut.
He has been quoted saying, “Baahubali has set the bar high, but Saaho was a Rs 250 crore film so I knew I couldn’t charge my usual remuneration. I started out with a 20 per cent cut. Then, the film went slightly over and though my friends were ready to pay up, I couldn’t take their money knowing they were putting in so much without thinking of what they would earn.”