Kedarnath: Sushant Singh Rajput, Abhishek Kapoor reportedly take pay cuts to cover costs due to delay

Kedarnath has reportedly spent its budgeted amount of Rs 35 crores already due to the rift between the co-producers KriArj Entertainment and Abhishek Kapoor

FP Staff March 20, 2018 14:13:25 IST
Kedarnath: Sushant Singh Rajput, Abhishek Kapoor reportedly take pay cuts to cover costs due to delay

Sara Ali Khan’s debut vehicle, the big budget Kedarnath, has returned on track with its second schedule, after a dispute between director Abhishek Kapoor and KriArj Entertainment.

Kedarnath Sushant Singh Rajput Abhishek Kapoor reportedly take pay cuts to cover costs due to delay

Sushant Singh Rajput, Sara Ali Khan and Abhishek Kapoor. Image from Twitter/@itsSSR

The film had been delayed over disagreements between the director and a co-producer which led to a budget overrun. However, the damage is now said to have been mitigated after its lead Sushant Singh Rajput and director Abhishek agreed for a pay cut, as reported by Bollywood Bubble.

The sources as reported to Bollywood Bubble claim that the impasse to wrap up the final schedule of the film was resolved after a drastic step of cutting the fee of both the lead actor and director was taken to minimise the budget overrun of the film, which is said to have already spent its budgeted 35 crores.

KriArj Entertainment, who had moved court against Abhishek’s company Guy In The Sky Pictures (GITS), in a bid to enforce its rights over the film had also clarified recently, “Firstly, the film is not shelved. It 'is' and not 'was'. It is very much on. I know, as a producer, that many fortunes are involved with every film. So Sara's career is surely important for KriArj. Not only hers, but everyone involved in the film. Having said that, there was a valid reason for us to move the court and we are confident that things will be sorted out soon. It is just a matter of time (before) we finish the film and share it with the world."

The lawyers of GITS, had also issued a statement, which said, "GITS has terminated the agreement with KriArj on 15 January, 2018 on account of default committed by KriArj. Defaults include default in payment, bouncing of cheque and bouncing of NEFT; as importantly, also lack of transparency in their dealings. GITS did not decide to make the contents of termination public. However, KriArj is spreading false and mischievous rumours, playing name-slandering games and willfully harming the interests of the film.”

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