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John Abraham makes hay while the sun shines

By: Sunil Noronha
Saturday, October 20, 2007

John Abraham has decided to make the best use of his time. While his film Luna is struck with a strike in Hollywood by the Writers Guild Of America, he has decided do give those dates alternatively to Sriram Raghavan and Karan Johar for their films. He was to star in the film with Rachel Weisz and Dustin Hoffman. The film which was to be directed by Mira Nair has its shoot postponed because it was to be shot in Northern California where the weather was not favorable – which is why the film"s shooting was postponed.

While on the same topic, Hollywood, one of the biggest film industries in the world, could lose its stature with a strike is planned by the writers and the actors in the industry under the guise of the Writers Guild of America. These behinds the scenes and in the scenes people want a better share of 24 billion dollars worth of royalties and more that Hollywood gets in very year. The funny thing is that the strike has been timed to take place when the protestors involved are set to finish their present contracts.

The royalties clause is a big must for Hollywood; biggest hitmakers. H"wood"s biggest stars like Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks take home almost 25 million dollars (or more) with a share of the profits. This the first time that a strike of this sort is taking place in Hollywood. The strike will spell loss for many TV soaps and films. Not only will these be affected but also collaborations that have been signed upon with filmmakers and production houses outside of Hollywood. Salman Khan, three days back, scored a similar deal worth 12 crore with thirty percent of the films profits.

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