Stars are taking too much money: Shah Rukh Khan
The actor-producer feels the money paid to stars would be better used to produce better quality films that can reach out to a worldwide audience
Actor and producer Shah Rukh Khan says that producers should not begin their journey in the film business by investing in "big star-driven movies" as they are really expensive.
SRK was part of a panel discussion at the Magnetic Maharashtra Convergence 2018, a global investors summit yesterday, where he was asked to give advice to new investors in the film business and how they should utilise their money to get a good return.
Emphasising on the production value and support for small budget films, he said: "Stars are taking too much money and it has been misused for years. Money should be invested in production. I truly believe that big stars should take the money and invest it in the production of the film so that we can make a beautiful film of international standards and reach out to the world audience, crossing all the borders. And we will feel proud of those films technologically."
The actor also said that small films are recovering money much faster than the big ones in the recent past and also getting appreciation from the audience. "There are digital, music and satellite rights - a producer recovers money from these avenues. So budget the production rightly," he said.
Giving an example of Aanand L Rai's Colour Yellow Productions, he said, "They are making some really good small budget films. They made Newton that was selected for Oscars and now they are making some more films which are recovering money much faster because there are many new countries where the market for Indian films has begun to open. So the overseas market is also growing."
"Most importantly, I would suggest new investors who want to step into the film business should support small films more than star-driven films," Shah Rukh concluded.