Ali Fazal: Remuneration has direct effect on quality

Updated: 22 November, 2019 08:35 IST | Mohar Basu | Mumbai

As the countdown for Mirzapur 2 kicks off, Ali Fazal on hiking his fee after the success of the first edition

Ali Fazal
Ali Fazal

The makers of Mirzapur recently dropped the teaser announcing that the crime thriller — that has Ali Fazal play the hot-headed Guddu Pandit and changed it all for him — will release in 2020. Word in the industry is that Fazal, with the success of the first edition behind him and a role in the Kenneth Branagh-directed film, Death On The Nile, under his belt, has hiked his remuneration by 40 per cent for digital shows. 

Fazal opines that digital entertainment is playing a key role in bringing about pay parity in the industry, by rewarding talent over stardom. "Digital shows are now competing at a global level. Remuneration has a direct effect on quality. What no one understands is that actors in India are constantly worried about keeping afloat. I speak for everyone, if I may, because I have come from the space where actors were exploited for decades. I hope we can shut that system down with better union laws and benefits."

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First Published: 22 November, 2019 07:32 IST

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