Team Prabhas-Nag Ashwin roping in Big B Amitabh Bachchan for the mega-budget multi-lingual project has indeed raised the bar while Bollywood Superstar Deepika Padukone stepped in. While we are already aware that Deepika was assured of being paid in par with Prabhas i.e, Rs 20 crores, recent reports over Amitabh’s remuneration are making rounds on social media.
Rumour mongers have it that Amitabh is getting paid Rs 25 crores as a remuneration for his role in the movie. It can be recalled that director Nag Ashwin cleared the air stating that Amitabh is not playing a guest role but a full-length character which lies to a soul of the film. Reports have it that Big B has a screen space for 20 mins.
While it is Amitabh’s second straight appearance in a Telugu movie, the 77-year-old actor made his Tollywood debut with Chiranjeevi’s ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’. This film will also mark the second collaboration of Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone after Shoojit ‘Piku’.
Touted to be Prabhas 21, the multilingual first-of-its-kind sci-fi drama set in the backdrop of a third World War which is going to be made at an estimated budget of Rs 400 crore. It can be noted that legendary filmmaker Singeetham Srinivasa Rao is acting as the mentor for the epic project referred to as #Prabhas21. We have to see if Singeetham would guide Big B as well.