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buzz in Gandhinagar is that Puneet Rajkumar's payment has been
doubled. If reports are to believe, the Power star is getting Rs.
2.07 crore to star in Soorappa Babu produced Kannada movie Prithvi.
Earlier, it was reported that his salary was Rs. 1.08 crore.
Despite the debacle of Raaj - The Showman at the Box
Office, producer Soorappa Babu has reportedly agreed to pay Puneet
Rajkumar Rs. 2.07 crore to star in his forthcoming film
Prithvi. With this, Puneet has become the heighst paid
actor in Kannada film industry.
The film Prithvi will be directed by Savaari
fame Jacob Verghese, who has also penned story and screenplay for
the movie. Savaari and Mr. Garagasa fame
Manikanth Kadri will score music. The film is said to go on floors
by the end of this month.
However, Puneet Rajkumar is also reported to have signed to star
in the remake of Nadodigal and another film to be directed
by Soori. Meanwhile, Puneet has been chosen to be the brand
ambassador for the 'Nandini' brand of milk products being marketted
by Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF).