Mumbai: Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor has now revealed that he didn’t take his fees for critically acclaimed movie Haider.
In an interview with Film Companion, Shahid said that the filmmakers and producers not afford him.
“They couldn’t afford me. They said if they had to pay me, then the budget of the film wouldn’t get sanctioned because it was a very experimental subject,” Shahid said.
Script was compelling: Shahid Kapoor
42-year-old actor further said that as the script was compelling he couldn’t reject it.
“They really didn’t know if it would land at all but it was a very compelling kind of product to make and so I said ‘Yeahh, I will do it for free,” Shahid added.
When asked if he did any other film without fee, Shahid said, “Ghar bhi chalana hain (I have to take care of my household as well).”
Haider is Vishal Bharadwaj’s adaption of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.