Bollywood stars and their 'won't do' clauses in contracts
Hitlist sheds light on some Bollywood stars who have consistently maintained certain terms and conditions in their contracts and before a film rolls, they ink a deal replete with diverse clauses
That stuff about actors going to any lengths for their role may not be all true — not always. Sure, they make the impossible possible and the unbelievable believable on the big screen, but on their terms. Before a film rolls, they ink a deal replete with diverse clauses. And the bigger the name, the more are the conditions that apply.
Sonakshi Sinha is quite particular about the no-kissing, no-intimacy clause in her film contracts; (inset) Tanuj Virwani, who has a crippling fear of creepy crawlies
However, now even the younger lot is becoming quite vocal about what they expect from the makers and what all they will never do. Like Tanuj Virwani, who has added a 'no-snake' clause to his contract for Jasmine D'Souza's 'One Night Stand' opposite Sunny Leone. The 'Purani Jeans' actor has herpetophobia — an abnormal fear of snakes and reptiles. To some, it might sound strange, but it was a cause of great concern to him as the film was to be extensively shot in Thailand jungles.
Post marriage, Kareena Kapoor apparently decided against doing bedroom scenes and brushing lips with her co-stars
Tanuj says, "I am petrified of snakes and my contract states that I wouldn't be asked to shoot with them or even in close proximity whatsoever. The producers have been gracious enough to put this down in the contract."
hitlist sheds light on some Bollywood faces who have consistently maintained certain clauses in their contracts...
Contract clauses of Bollywood folk have often bordered on being demanding, coy as well as bizarre. Presently, most Bollywood films are incomplete without bold, intimate scenes, while liplocks are de rigueur. While most stars have shed their inhibitions when it comes to kissing, Sonakshi Sinha refuses to give in. The actress has a no-kissing and no-intimacy clause in her film contracts. Not only is Sona uncomfortable with the idea but she also does not consider it as part of her job.
Salman Khan also doesn't like locking lips on screen as he is apparently not comfortable knowing that his mother (Salma) watches his films
Her 'Dabangg' co-star Salman Khan also doesn't like locking lips on screen. It is said that apparently Sallu is not comfortable knowing that his mother (Salma) watches his films. The star feels people should enjoy kissing in real life, and not in reel.
Fear of folks
Pakistani import Ali Zafar also has a no-kissing clause in his contract. In 'London Paris New York' (2012), he apparently got a body double to do it. It is said that he is constantly haunted by the thought of how people in his country would react to such intimacy on screen.
Katrina Kaif was in a dilemma over buying the rights of 'The Wedding Singer' starring Drew Barrymore as the plot demanded a long kiss between the lead pair
Nearly four years ago, Katrina Kaif had said that she was in two minds about buying the rights of the 1998 Drew Barrymore rom-com 'The Wedding Singer' as a long kiss was integral to the plot. The actress, however, admitted that she had broken her no-kiss clause for 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara'. "But that apart, my stand on kissing remains unchanged," she had said.
Ali Zafar also has a no-kissing clause in all his contracts. In 'London Paris New York' (2012), he apparently got a body double to do it
I am taken!
Marriage spells being coy on screen. When Kareena Kapoor wed Saif Ali Khan in 2013, she refrained from kissing and doing 'bedroom' scenes in her films. She apparently even refused to brush lips with co-star Ajay Devgn in 'Satyagraha' (2013) during a romantic song sequence.
Pay per extra day
Hrithik Roshan has apparently introduced a clause in his contract for Mohenjo Daro that apart from his pre-decided fee, he will charge extra per day, if he is required to shoot more than the scheduled period of time due to delays or changes.
Small is big
Aamir Khan set conditions before clinching a deal with the makers of TV show Satyamev Jayate. He wanted not just one channel, but the entire network as well as Doordarshan to air the show since satellite TV connection has a limited reach in the country. Buzz is that when he did Dhoom:3 (2013), he apparently told the producers not to extend the franchise any further.
It is well-known that Akshay Kumar doesn't work on Sundays. But he broke his self-imposed rule to finish shooting for Milan Luthria's 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2' as well as for Karan Malhotra's upcoming film, 'Brothers'. He had also worked on his official rest day during Priyadarshan's 'Bhagam Bhag' in 2006.
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