Did Prateik lose film over Rs 1 crore fee demand?

May 18, 2013, 07:28 IST | Jigar Shah

Sources say Prateik walked out of Tigmanshu Dhulia's next after the film's producers didn't approve his fee

Prateik’s first film Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na may have got him some eyeballs, but ever since then, the actor’s career has not really seen an upward swing. After a series of unsuccessful films, Prateik recently let another film slip through his fingers. And rumours are that it was because the actor allegedly commanded a comparatively high fee and refused to negotiate with the makers.

Sources say that Tigmanshu Dhulia had initially approached Prateik for his upcoming film Milan Talkies. The insider states, “There was no formal announcement about the film going on floors. One of the reasons was because Prateik wasn’t sure if he would be doing the film. After he walked out, Imran Khan was roped in to star opposite Priyanka Chopra.”

Though the exact reason for his walkout was never really officially mentioned, insiders indicate that it was over money trouble.

A source close to both Prateik and Tigmanshu says, “Prateik had demanded around R 1 crore. But since Tishu was not backed by a big production house then who could afford the actor’s fee, the director tried very hard to convince Prateik to re-think. The actor didn’t budge and ultimately left the film. Later when another production house entered the scene, they roped in Imran.”

Our SMSes to Prateik and Tigmanshu went unanswered. 

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