By: Abid, Glamsham
Thursday, June 21, 2007
That Apne is the first film in which the three Deols - father Dharmendra and sons Sunny and Bobby - will be seen sharing screen space is common knowledge. But what isn't known is the fees charged by the Deol family.
Since the trio has come as a package deal, the remunerations of the heroes are also not separate. In fact, no cash has exchanged hands in the deal between producer Harish Sughand and the three male leads in the film. The Deols have opted for the Bombay distribution rights of the film instead of charging the producer their fees.
Had Apne been sold for Bombay to any distributor, it could have easily fetched around Rs. 4 crore. That means, the combined pay packets of the three Deols for Apne have been Rs. 4 crore. If one were to estimate the break-up, it would be Rs. 2.5 crore for Sunny, Rs. 1 crore for Bobby and half crore for Dharmendra.