Paisa Vasool for Balayya and Puri

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We need to wait for a few more days to find out if Balakrishna Nandamuri and Puri Jagannath’s ‘Paisal Vasool’ will justify its title and make the Producer and all buyers happy. Meanwhile, we have information that the action entertainer is a true ‘Paisa Vasool’ film for both the senior Nandamuri hero and the crazy director.

The total budget of Paisa Vasool is 35 Cr. Of it, Puri took 10 Cr as his fee for providing story, screenplay and direction. The fact that Puri wraps up films at jet speed, incurring very reasonable production cost, might also have convinced producers to shell out this huge amount. Actress Charmee, who is a partner in Puri Connects, was paid Rs 1 Cr for her services. Both Kyra Dutt and Muskan Sethi were supplied by Puri Connects.

Balayya usually charges 5 Cr for a film. However, he was paid Rs 10 Cr remuneration for Paisa Vasool. This is the highest remuneration he has ever taken for a film. Since the film’s producers, Bhavya Creations, have interests in different businesses, and as they seek the support of Andhra Pradesh govt. they didn’t mind paying the double the remuneration to Balayya, who is an MLA and a close aide and relative of CM Chandrababu Naidu. Another reason could be Balayya’s commitment. It was heard earlier that despite Puri wanted to produce Paisa Vasool, Balayya gave the film to Bhavya Creations honoring his word given to the producer a couple of years ago.

On the whole, both Balayya and Puri themselves pocketed 55-60 percent of the film’s total budget.

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