Mumbai: Indian filmmakers have requested Bollywood stars to pay for their staff themselves instead of passing the expense onto the producers. Superstars like Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan have come together to rescue producers from the expense by readily agreeing to their request.
The Film and Television Producers Guild of India decided recently that all actors will have to pay their staff from their own pocket. Till now, producers had to bear the additional expenses of an actor's personal staff which includes, make-up man, driver, hair stylist, personal trainers, etc.
According to producers, these costs added up to anything between Rs 15,000 to approximately Rs 50,000, depending on how famous and popular the actor is.
It has been said that Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan staff expenses per day are usually around Rs 40,000. Mukesh Bhatt told a daily that spot boys and drivers sometimes demand Rs 20,000 per day. The recent government decision to impose a 12.36 percent service tax from the producers also forced them to take this decision.
Reportedly, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan and Ranbir Kapoor have also agreed to this rule and have signed the papers.
Well, Salman, Shahrukh, Aamir we really appreciate your initiative!