In an interview to a Malayalam film magazine, Megastar Mammootty has said that superstar’s salaries are not responsible for the rise in cost of production of films.
Mammootty stressed: “The increase in cost of production in star films is in no way connected to star salaries. Though I fully endorse the producers association’s resolution that cost of films should be pegged around Rs 3.50 Crore, the rise in cost is due to the subject.”
The star points out that he worked for Pazhassi Raja at a reasonable salary, yet the cost of production shot up due to the subject which was a period drama.
Mammooka asserted: “Let me make it clear just because of my salary, the cost of my films has not gone up. I believe cost of production can be curtailed if proper script and planning is made before the shoot and the number of days for shoot and the film rolls to be used is worked out in a professional manner.”