The rivalry between Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan is nothing new. The two have been arch enemies for quite sometime now. However, while in most cases, time plays the miracle-doctor and heals the wounds of personal conflicts, what is being seen in this case is a growing ego-clash between the two. As per the latest reports coming out from the Bollywood villa, ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ actor Salman Khan has demanded a rupee more than what the producers are paying SRK for his romantic flick with Katrina & Anushka.
This news arrives at a time when Shahrukh has already begun shooting for his romantic venture while Salman’s action-romance has almost been shot fully.
Clash of the ego
The reports suggest that even before Salman was signed for the film, he had laid his conditions blatantly. He wanted a greater fee that what they (Chopras) were paying to SRK. Since, his last 3 flicks (Dabangg, Ready & Bodyguard) have all made a whopping Rs 100-crore plus at the box office, Salman had asked for a fat remuneration including a staggeringly high fee and a certain percentage of box-office profits. Not willing to let go of the golden goose, Aditya Chopra had managed to assure Salman that he would be paid handsomely. While his demand for a sum that’s just a rupee-more than SRK’s fee doesn’t make any monetary difference between the two, the same 1-rupee does, indeed, script a great tale of an ego clash.
Salman’s Talaash for Aamir’s fee
Reportedly, all the 3 Khans are being paid Rs 15 crore as fixed remuneration (other than a fixed percentage share of profits). Interestingly, Salman has also probed into the fee-structure of Aamir who is doing ‘Dhoom 3’ for the Chopras.
Such cases of ego clash over fee have even haunted film-makers from the past. Manmohan Desai had to face such a dilemma during his ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ days when Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna were waging personal battles. Interestingly, Amitabh emerged victorious in that race and walked off with a fatter cheque. It’s to be seen, who wins the money-war this time around. Will it be Salman, SRK or the Midas man Aamir?