Shahid Kapoor paid just Rs 15 lakhs for a film

Shahid paid just Rs 15 lakhs for a film

While it is heard that young stars take big fat cheques home with their initial assignments, such was not the case with chocolate boy, Shahid Kapoor. The actor recently revealed that he was paid a paltry amount for his first film Ishq Vishk on which he managed to survive a few days.

"This was the time when he was just trying to find a foothold in the industry," informs a source, "He had done a few commercials and also featured as a background dancer in Taal. However, he knew in his heart that he had it in him to be a leading hero. After giving multiple auditions and convincing director Ken Ghosh that he was the right fit for the film, he bagged Ishq Vishk."

There wasn't much that came his way from the remuneration perspective though, something that Shahid can joke about today after working with the same production company (TIPS) on Phata Poster Nikhla Hero.

Says Shahid, "This is the same office where I would come and wait for hours together for the payment of my first film. I was advised to look at opportunities and not at the money. I used to tell them that I need the money for my day-to-day living."

He continues revealing "I was paid Rs. 1.5 lakhs for it. That's hardly any money, but yes I could survive on it for a few days."

Well, from Rs. 1.5 lakhs to several crores that he gets for his films today, one can well say that Shahid has come a long way in the decade gone by.

Article written by staff at Bollywood Hungama. Read more

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