We’ve heard of superstars getting paid exorbitant as acting fee for their films, but it’s director Rohit Shetty who has been signed by producer Sangeeta Ahir for an amount of Rs 25 crore, to remake a Tamil film ‘Soodhu Kavvum’ in Hindi.
The producer confirmed that the fee is the highest sum paid to any director in Bollywood
“Yes, we have paid Rohit an exorbitant price. It’s the highest fee given to any director, but then it works as Rohit Shetty is a huge brand in himself. It’s a comedy film and his forte, so people want to see it. Right now, it is still in the scripting stage. We haven’t approached any actor as yet. I am waiting for Rohit to return from Hyderabad where he’s shooting for Dilwale and then we will finalise everything.”
In the past, Rohit Shetty has directed blockbusters like ‘Golmaal 3’ and ‘Chennai Express’. He was also the director behind the super-successful Golmaal and Singham series of films.