Shah Rukh Khan did not charge a penny for this film, decades into his superstardom: Vivek Vaswani | Bollywood News

Vivek Vaswani stated that Shah Rukh Khan immediately agreed to be part of Dulha Mil Gaya even with out listening to the script.

shah rukh khan newsShah Rukh Khan had a 42-minute position in Dulha Mil Gaya however he didn’t cost a penny for it. (Photograph: Pooja Dadlani/Instagram)

Shah Rukh Khan turned a celebrity quickly after he began his profession within the films, however many years into his superstardom, SRK agreed to do a movie and didn’t even cost any cash for it. This was the 2010 movie Dulha Mil Gaya, which was produced by his outdated pal Vivek Vaswani and starred Sushmita Sen and Fardeen Khan in lead roles. In a latest interview, Vivek recalled that he already had already signed Sushmita when she recommended Shah Rukh’s identify for the position. Vivek, together with director Mudassar Aziz, took the script to Shah Rukh, who agreed immediately.

In a chat with Siddharth Kannan, Vivek recalled, “Shah Rukh stated, ‘Vivek has come for the primary time. I’ll do the movie, gained’t take any cash for it’. He didn’t hearken to the script additionally, and he did the movie.” Shah Rukh didn’t have a significant half within the movie, nevertheless it wasn’t a cameo both. He had a 42-minute position, and Vivek made certain that none of his elements have been minimize on the edit desk. “The reality is that the position was precisely 42 minutes within the script and it was precisely 42 minutes on display. 42 minutes is just not small. He gave us 5 days and we completed it in 5 days,” he shared.

Vivek stated that Shah Rukh did precisely what the makers wished him to do and was “sensible” at it. “Precisely as we wished, Shah Rukh did it. He didn’t intervene, he didn’t learn the script, he was so sensible, so convincing, he was excellent, that is the reality,” he stated.

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In the identical chat, Vivek recalled Shah Rukh’s remuneration for certainly one of his first movies, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman. SRK famously signed just a few movies even earlier than his first launch, so movies like Deewana, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, Chamatkar, Dil Aashna Hai have been all within the making across the similar time. It simply so occurred that Deewana was launched first. “Shah Rukh wished Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman to be the primary launch however then, I stated in the event you change into a success, then Raju will likely be offered at a better worth, and in the event you change into a flop, then Raju will prevent. You change into profitable by technique, not by luck,” he stated.

Festive offer

When requested how a lot Shah Rukh was paid for Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, Vivek stated, “He took Rs 50,000 for Raju.” However when requested if Shah Rukh would have labored for even Rs 10,000, Vivek stated, “Sure. The cash was pocket cash, he was dwelling in my home. However I would really like everybody to be paid professionally and in these days, for a brand new actor to be paid Rs 50,000 was respectable, it was not small.”

Vivek claims to be instrumental in orchestrating Shah Rukh’s preliminary releases so he might change into a ‘saleable’ actor. He additionally shared that the 2 haven’t spoken in 4 years.

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First uploaded on: 22-02-2024 at 09:33 IST

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