Prabhas took a 20% pay cut for Saaho, says makers put in money ‘without thinking of what they would earn’

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.”

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