The Coronavirus crisis and the lockdown have set the economy back in a massive way. From large industries to migrant workers, everyone has been affected by the lockdown. The film industry especially, has taken a massive hit due to the shutting down of theatres and halting of productions. Taapsee Pannu says that she will not be surprised if actors face a salary cut, and that she is ready for one.
Taapsee On Whether Actors Will Have Salary Cuts
Taapsee was asked during a Q&A session with Filmfare on Twitter if actors are facing salary cuts. The actress replied that although it hasn't happened yet, it will most probably happen in the near future. She wrote, "Abhi toh kyuki koi shooting nahi ho rahi toh koi salary nahi mil rahi. Aur taiyaar hu aage humari salary mein bhi katauti hogi (Because we are not shooting anything these days so we aren't getting any salaries either. But I am ready that our salaries will also get slashed."
She Wasn't Shocked That Exhibitors Are Angry With Producers
Taapsee also shared her stance on the various cinema chains' anger towards production houses for choosing to release their films on OTT platforms over theatres. She wrote, "I am not shocked that they are angry. They anger is valid but we must wait and watch which way the wheels of time turn. Whoever can find a way out between the time and circumstances they have been presented with, will be successful."
The Tussle Between Producers And Exhibitors
Recently, cinema chains like INOX and PVR expressed disappointment and anger towards films like Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana's Gulabo Sitabo, and Vidya Balan's Shakuntala Devi choosing to skip theatrical release and go forward with direct-to-web release. The Production Guild of India responded to this and said that the cinema chains' messaging was unconstructive.
Taapsee's Upcoming Films..
Talking about work for Taapsee, she has a number of films lined up next including Shabaash Mithu, Tadka, Looop Lapeta, Haseen Dillruba and Rashmi Rocket.
अभी तो क्यूँकि कोई शूट नहीं हो रही तो कोई सैलरी नहीं मिल रही । और तैयार हूँ कि आगे हमारी सैलरी में भी कटौती होगी। https://t.co/X83HCj6mT8— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) May 16, 2020
मुझे कोई हैरानी नहीं है कि वो नाराज़ हैं। उनका नाराज़ होना बनता है पर ज़रूरी देखना है कि समय का पहिया किस तरफ़ घूम रहा है। समय और हालात के बीच रास्ता निकालने वाला ही कामयाब कहलाता है। https://t.co/RGzQkozX3E— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) May 16, 2020