The ruling stars today in Bollywood whether it is Aishwarya Rai or Kangana Ranaut or Aamir Khan to Salman Khan , Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan they have all started a new trend . They prefer a share in the profit of the film they are a part of than taking a fixed pay cheque.Now having set the trend by the biggies the smaller stars are also following the same pattern.
Akshay Kumar for his Airlift had not charged a single penny as his fees but he had reportedly taken the 80% share of the profit.Salman had gathered about Rs. 110 to 150 crore as he opted for the profit sharing.Now this practice has been adopted by the new stars like Ranveer Singh , Kangana Ranaut , Alia Bhatt as this concept does not burden the filmmaker and lets the filmstars experiment with the new idea which is a healthy trend .The risk of making a film just does not lie on the filmmaker but the leading stars will also get involved and be ready to take any risk since a film released is a collective effort. Looks like the new trend is here to stay.
Kangana Ranaut who is riding high in her career and has a few films slated for the year 2018, after writing dialogues for the film Queen and the story of Simran she is turning to become a director with the film Teju next year and will be sharing the profit for the film.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in her comeback film Jazbaa opposite Irrfan Khan is reportedly is following her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan's example of taking about 3 crore of her share in the profits .
Alia Bhatt the new popular star on the block for her next film Raazi directed by Meghna Gulzar has opted for a profit sharing deal instead of her fees.
Ranveer Singh is said to have not charged a single penny for the challenging role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Bajirao Mastani and instead opted to receive a part of the film's profit and he continues this trend with other filmmakers too.
Taapsee Pannu who had established herself with the film Pink and later in the film Naam Shabana had also adopted the practice of sharing the profit for her recent film Anando Brahma in Telugu.The new trend is genuinely if the script is good then the actors do not mind taking a risk which is a biggest gamble for the star but there are stars like Taapsee who think they should do things different and instead of taking a pay cheque if they can get a share in the film's profit . why not ?