Maheswara Rao Nadella | Published On: Nov, 9, 2023 | 12:20 PM
Renowned filmmaker and father of Allu Arjun, Allu Aravind, has sparked a flurry of online reactions following his recent remarks on the impact of actors’ fees on film budgets, coupled with his reference to the illustrious career of actor Yash. At the teaser launch of Kotabommali PS, Aravind highlighted the necessity of managing production costs, addressing concerns surrounding actors’ remuneration and its influence on the overall film budget.
In response to inquiries about actors increasing their fees post-success, Allu Aravind clarified that the lead actor typically receives only a fraction, ranging from 20 to 25%, of the total film budget as remuneration. Dismissing the notion that an actor’s fees singularly inflate the budget, he emphasized the significant investment involved in transforming a movie into a grand venture, encompassing various other production costs.
However, his comments about Yash, the renowned star recognized for his remarkable performance in the pan-Indian blockbuster franchise “KGF,” garnered mixed reactions online. Allu Aravind suggested that the success of Yash’s films was attributable to the opulence and scale of their production, prompting a critical response from a section of social media users.
The social media backlash resonated with sentiments asserting Yash’s integral contribution to the success of the “KGF” series, with many emphasizing the actor’s indelible imprint on the franchise’s success. Several individuals condemned Aravind’s statement, citing the monumental impact of Yash’s talent and dedication in elevating the films to their iconic status, emphasizing the irreplaceable value he brought to the projects.
'Who is Yash before KGF'
'A small actor nobody knew'
'His previous film collection 9cr'
'His next film which started after KGF1 wrap – low budget rural comedy Kirataka2 which he shelved'
— 𝑲𝑩𝑶 | 𝑲𝒂𝒓𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒂 𝑩𝒐𝒙 𝑶𝒇𝒇𝒊𝒄𝒆 (@Karnatakaa_BO) November 7, 2023
Amid the controversy, online voices underscored the significance of recognizing Yash’s journey and the intrinsic value of his contributions to the industry, emphasizing the unique trajectory that catapulted him to the pinnacle of success. Additionally, sentiments championed Yash’s resilience and determination, acknowledging his swift rise to stardom as a testament to his unwavering dedication and exceptional talent.
The online discourse has shed light on the importance of acknowledging individual contributions within the film industry, emphasizing the multifaceted nature of success and the collective efforts that contribute to the creation of cinematic milestones. As the conversation continues to unfold, the focus remains on celebrating the diverse talents and unique narratives that enrich the fabric of the entertainment landscape.