Hrithik Roshan has been replaced by Aamir Khan in YRF's Thug. And speculations are rising in the industry that the Mohenjo Daro star demanded a sum of Rs 60 crore from the makers, that led to his replacement in the thriller directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya.
According to media reports, Thug has been planned as one of the costliest films of Bollywood by YRF. With Hrithik charging Rs 60 crore to act in the film, the film would have to rake in Rs 250 crore merely to break even. To put things in perspective, only four Bollywood films i.e. Dhoom 3, Sultan, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and PK have managed to earn more than Rs 250 crore at the Indian Box Office.
While Aditya Chopra was ready to enter into a profit sharing deal with Roshan just like Salman in Sultan or Aamir Khan Dhoom 3, Jr Roshan was not too keen on that. A source close to dna revealed:
"Profit sharing also means that the actor might not make major moolah if his film fails to work at the BO. So it's risky, which is why Hrithik perhaps wanted a flat fee, which is safe."
The film now stars Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in the lead. Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, Thug is expected to go on floors next year following the release of Dangal.
-- With inputs from dna