B-Town Buzz: A writer should set his/her fees, says Rang De Basanti writer

Updated: Sep 16, 2019, 09:25 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

At a session organised by the Screenwriters Association (SWA), Rang De Basanti writer Kamlesh Pandey said a plan to ensure fair pay to writers is underway.

Rang De Basanti poster
Rang De Basanti poster

Rang De Basanti writer Kamlesh Pandey said he was so driven to make the Aamir Khan-starrer that he took on the job for "very less" remuneration. At a session organised by the Screenwriters Association (SWA), Pandey said a plan to ensure fair pay to writers is underway.

Kamlesh pandey

"Actors set their own fees, so a writer should also set his/her fees according to how hard one has worked. For example, I took about a year to write Rang De Basanti and it took six years for it to be a final film. [If we consider] the money I got, [I can say] the spot boy would've got paid more," added the writer, credited for acclaimed films like Saudagar, Tezaab and Delhi 6.

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