Bollywood news media has been awash with reports of Bollywood actors Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone returning a part of their acting fees to the producer of Tamasha, Sajid Nadiadwala as the film failed to live onto the humongous expectations.
However, Catch spoke to some reliable sources close to the production house who have denied the news.
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"Ranbir and Deepika are extremely proud of Tamasha. The entire team denies the rumours of the cast returning any money to the producers. They are extremely happy with all the love and critical acclaim that Tamasha received. All these rumours are absolutely baseless".
Tamasha marked the return of the well-loved pairing of Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone after Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. While the latter was a runaway hit, the Imtiaz Ali-directed Tamasha failed to recreate the same magic and garnered mixed reviews.
Tamasha had a budget of Rs 80 crore. And taking into account the revenue from all sources (Worldwide Theatrical, Satellite, Music), the film turned out to be a safe bet for Sajid Nadiadwala. The film was distributed by UTV, who acquired it as a part of three-movie deal with Nadiadwala's production house - alongside films Phantom and the yet-to-be-released Baaghi.
Although a few individual distributors lost some money, the magnitude of loss was not as high as it is made out to be