With the rise of the theatrical business in the OTT era, films’ pre-release business have increased significantly. Due to higher business, even the remuneration of the Heroes went up. But times have changed and OTT giants are being too cautious about splurging big amounts on latest movies, the pre-release business numbers have come down but still the Heroes are not ready to cut the remuneration.
Ravi Teja, for example, is charging 25Cr remuneration per movie. A film was planned with Gopichand Malineni but Mythri Movie Makers felt that the movie’s budget exceeded the plan even on paper. The makers felt the budget would not work but Ravi Teja is not ready to cut the remuneration which has let to the project being put on hold.
The reason for not slashing the remuneration by Ravi Teja is that the other producers are still offering his quoted remuneration. People Media Factory for example is paying him that figure for Eagle. There is another film being produced by them in for which the Mass Maharaja will be given the same number.