Has Pawan Kalyan Charged INR 45 Crore For his Next Films?

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Telugu superstar Pawan Kalyan is directing the director these days. Post his decision to return to cinema after establishing his reputation in politics, he has taken on three film projects. All three are on the floors and Pawan is leaving no stone unturned to ensure their success. Says a source, “He is giving his best shot to every shot. He has charged through the roof — reportedly a whopping Rs 45 crores per film — and wants the producers to make back their investment. Pawan is virtually directing the three films himself. Not a single shot is Okayed without his consent.”

While the shooting continues for Pawan Kalyan’s project directed by Krish Jagarlamudi, the film is yet to get a leading lady. Informs a source from the project, “Pawan Sir wants a Bollywood actress to be paired with him. They’ve approached a couple of glamorous Bollywood girls. But they are not willing to pay them what they’re asking for. The heroine has relatively nothing to do in Krish’s film. But Pawan Sir decides what goes and what doesn’t. He is adamant on getting a Bollywood actress, no matter what the cost.”

Pawan Kalyan’s film, directed by Krish is a lavish costume drama where the actor will play a 17th century real-life warrior. The film will have special effects and stunts that have probably been never seen before. It’s being made on the scale of Baahubali with a budget to match that of Baahubali.  Krish is every bit as capable of putting together an epic costume drama as S Rajamouli.

The untitled film will be produced by the well-known producer A R Ratnam who has produced myriad blockbusters in Tamil and Telugu including Shankar’s Indian and Nayak. Apparently, Pawan has decided to keep the project under wraps until he completes the Telugu version of Pink. “Pawan will decide when to go public about his film projects. He wants no clash between his political and film commitments.”