Aashram filmmaker Prakash Jha who is known for some powerful films like Gangaajal and Rajneeti, recently became quite candid while discussing the current scenario in Bollywood. With big stars like Raksha Bandhan and Laal Singh Chaddha leading to a box office debacle, many of the filmmakers are forced to rethink their movie content. On the other hand, Prakash Jha has now gained recognition in the OTT category with the good response he has received for the Bobby Deol starrer Aashram 3. The filmmaker recently spoke about how stars are often happy making money through endorsements and gutkha ads.
Prakash Jha talks about Bollywood actors signing up for gutkha ads; asks “Why will they work in my movies if they charge Rs. 50 crores for doing one gutkha ad”
Prakash Jha is known to speak his mind and in his recent interview with Etimes, the filmmaker was quite impudent when he gave his take on stardom and Bollywood. He said: “There are 5-6 actors. Look at the condition of these actors. Why do they work in my movies when they have Rs. 50 crores for doing one gutkha ad? The actors sell gutkha. Could you imagine? What are these legendary top actors doing?”
He also went on to share: “Actors don’t have time. An actor who flopped five times shoots for twelve commercials. He gets 10 crores for each of them. There are people, companies or whoever, they are ready to take him out.” He’s happy. I think people responsible in the industry should sit together and think.”
He added: “People used to make movies, whether they were good or bad, but with a lot of passion. They would fight for their movies. But that’s all gone now. Now they want to make projects. They have business financing that they want to use. Unless and until a star doesn’t sign their movies, their work won’t move forward. Even if the stars draw with them, they don’t have original subjects, so they get remake rights. This is what has happened in recent years.”
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