Shocker: Anushka Sharma not paid for ‘Bombay Velvet’
Bollywood’s much awaited film Bombay Velvet, after a dismal performance at the Box-Office has fizzled out. After the debacle Anurag Kashyap’s commercial viability too has come under severe scrutiny. The producers of the movie Fox Star Studios and Phantom Films have been trying to estimate their losses, but the lead actress Anushka Sharma has been left stranded in all this.
Apparently Anuhska Sharma was paid only the signing amount, and is yet to receive full remuneration for her performance. The NH 10 actress is yet to be paid her fees. On the other hand her co-star Ranbir Kapoor was already paid the full amount post the release of the film. Interestingly it is not only Anuhska but some technicians to have not been paid their dues.
Sources said, “There are no dues that are yet to be paid by Fox. In fact if there are any unpaid dues, those will be from Phantom’s side. Why will Fox be responsible for clearing her dues? It was Phantom Films and Anurag who signed her for the film and it is they who will have to pay her for it.”
Madhu Mantena of Phantom films says, “As things stand right now, from my accounting end, there are no dues that are yet to be paid. In fact if there are any people such as technicians that are yet to be paid, please tell me who they are and I will personally look into the matter.”
He further added that, “However, one thing that needs to be remembered is that I am producing multiple films simultaneously and the technicians whom I work with are there in other projects as well. So how can there be an issue with payment if they continue to work with me? On Anushka being not paid, that question would be best answered by Anushka, because if there were any dues, we would definitely have known.”
While currently both parties Fox and Phantom are claiming that all dues have been settled, Anushka Sharma is keeping mum on the subject.