Shahid Kapoor is currently basking in the success of his recently released ‘Kabir Singh’ that has turned out to be the most successful film of the year. The film has gifted him his first solo Rs 200 crore film. The film has struck the right chord with the masses despite mixed reviews from the critics and is still going strong even in its fifth week at the box office.
Recent reports suggested that post the success of ‘Kabir Singh’, Shahid Kapoor has hiked his fees to Rs 40 crore per film. The actor will be next working on the Hindi remake of Telugu hit ‘Jersey’ starring Nani and Shraddha Srinath. Filmmaker Karan Johar has acquired the remake rights and if reports are to be true that might be half the budget of the entire movie.
In a recent interview, Shahid Kapoor opened up about the rumours of his charging Rs 40 crores as fees post the success of ‘Kabir Singh’. The actor said that he still has to sign a film to receive money. Shahid said he has exactly the same bank balance as he had before ‘Kabir Singh’, and he has to sign another project to get paid. The actor also added that he thinks the only people who are making money are Bhushan Kumar and Murad Khetani.
Helmed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, ‘Kabir Singh’ is the Bollywood remake of his 2017 Telegu film ‘Arjun Reddy’. Shahid Kapoor essays the character played by Vijay Deverakonda in the regional hit. The film also stars Arjan Bajwa as Kabir Singh’s brother, Suresh Oberoi, Kamini Kaushal, Adil Hussain and Nikita Dutta. The film hit the screens on June 21.