In these trying times of a global pandemic, people are suffering mentally and financially as well. Most of the people have to settle for pay cuts to continue their job or they would simply lose it. Nushrratt Bharuccha is also one of those who have taken a pay cut to ensure the production of the movie goes as per planned. The movie ‘Chhori’, a Hindi remake of ‘Lapachhapi’ (2016) will star Nushrratt in the lead role. The movie was announced in May and the makers have decided to take it on floors in November.
Nushrratt Bharuccha Reveals Her Thoughts on Taking a Pay Cut:
Talking about the same, she said, “It’s my first solo lead film. It does not have the quintessential commercial selling factors… there are no songs or romantic track. It’s a horror film with a social message. Even the producers are fighting to make the film on a certain budget, so that they can recover their investment. Eventually, a movie is made to entertain the audience and make money, too. Paisa dubaane ke liye koi film nahi banaata hai.”
She also talked about how she readily accepted the pay cut. “I know that the industry is going through a tough phase, economically. At a stage like this, we are taking a brave step by remaking a film in a bigger way. After taking stock of the cost and budgeting, the makers came to me with an offer stating that this was the best they could offer me, and I readily agreed. In fact, they were taken aback that we had finalised my fees without any haggling or negotiation.”
She added, “I have savings to fall back on, but we have daily-wage workers who need the money. In such times, if the entire unit has to take a pay cut, I am absolutely fine with it.”
Bharuccha also disclosed that for her ‘worth’ and ‘value’ given by team matters the most. She said, “I have realised that success for me isn’t defined by the money that I am earning, but by how people gauge my worth. Of course, that doesn’t mean I would work for peanuts. But yes, if I see the intent of the team, if they respect my worth, value me and genuinely can’t afford to pay my fees, I am not too bothered by it.”
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