Actress Taapsee Pannu who received critical acclaims for her latest Telegu film Anando Brahma worked free of cost in the movie. Instead, the actress struck a profit-sharing deal with the filmmakers of the movie. This is very uncommon in the southern film industry. Taapsee Pannu heard the script and immediately realised that there was no scope for a leading hero in the film which is the major force for the film’s budget and feasibility. So she decided that she did not want to burden the makers further with her remuneration. She genuinely believed in the script.
"I am today in a position where I have been saying that I don't want to repeat things and want to do something different. And if this is a chance for me to do something different, I can't step back just because I won't get paid that much," Taapsee told IANS.
"I genuinely believed in the script and so thought to take this risk which is a biggest gamble of my career," she said.
Taapsee's gamble paid off quite handsomely. Made on a shoestring budget, the film ended up as a sleeper hit in India and US.Directed by Mahi Raghav, "Anando Brahma" is a horror-comedy where the ghosts are afraid of humans.
(With IANS Inputs)
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