Kajal Agarwal may not be as busy as her fans would want her to be, but she says she has no qualms in demanding what she deserves. “I calculate my remuneration depending on the market and also on the amount I used to charge in the past. I haven’t taken it to the extreme for sure,” says she.
“Charging Rs 1 to 1.5 crore is quite common. In fact, what we charge is one-third the amount that Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor charge. We take a lot of risk to play our part. We have to wear the costumes given to us. We can’t say no even if we feel they are itsy-bitsy. We also pay our taxes sincerely. So, where does the problem arise?
Also, we charge as per the rates in the south Indian film industry. It’s not that we get what we demand. More often than not, the remuneration is fixed by the producers. They don’t pay us more than what they want and gently tell us not to charge less. So, I feel all those concerned about our remuneration are simply wasting their time,” says Kajal who will soon be seen opposite Ram Charan in Govindudu Andari Vaadele.