Rock On!! director Abhishek Kapoor has received a double whammy. Not only has his film done well at the BO, he's also got a surprise gift from his producers on the third day of his release. A source says, "Farhan Akhtar and Riteish Sidhwani promised Gattu of Rs 11 lakh as his remuneration as director but after the success of the film, they decided to hike the amount.
Though the producers knew that the film had shaped up well, they didn't expect it to be a hit in the first weekend itself, so they decided to gift the director a 25- lakh cheque! On the fourth day of the release, they called Gattu to the office and a grinning Ritesh gave him a cheque for Rs 25 lakhs more than 100 per cent of his original fees!"
Ritesh Sidhwani says, "Farhan and I are very happy for the hard work Gattu has put in. Whatever amount we have given him, he definitely deserves. But I wouldn't be comfortable talking about the amount." Gattu too refuses to make a big deal about it,"The amount was far more than what I was promised. It was a wonderful gesture. I was touched."
The director is raring to get back to work. He already has a few scripts in mind but it won't be a Rock On!! "Rock On is not just about rock music but also about friends coming of age, bonding the entire experience. Though extremely fulfilling, it was physically and mentally draining. I am not ready to revisit those emotions right now."
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