Published: Thu 15th Sep 2016 11:45 AM
Nagarjuna Paid 25 Lakhs To Tabu
Everyone having minimum knowledge about Telugu cinema happenings is aware of a fact that Nagarjuna and Tabu have something more than friendship. Their chemistry excelled more than twice on big screen and they had all the qualities to be awarded as one of the best pair Telugu cinema got in last one decade or so. However, Tabu shifted the base to Mumbai but kept in touch with Nagarjuna and Telugu industry.
While discussing with a senior most production manager on work experiences of those times when Tabu was roped as heroine besides Nagarjuna in ‘Ninne Pelladatha,’ we were overflowed with few shocking revelations. Actually, Nag’s elder brother Venkat used to manage the production activities of this film. He suggested Shobana’s name as heroine and director Krishna Vamsy was more than happy. Tabu was alone Nagarjuna’s choice. Finally, Venkat handed over the production management of ‘Ninne Pelladatha’ to Nagarjuna when Tabu’s entry was locked against his wish.
Further repulsive is Nagarjuna paid nearly Rs.25 Lakhs remuneration to Tabu by the time entire movie was wrapped up. This is too high of fee for an upcoming actress. Well, the main USP which sold ‘Ninne Pelladatha’ like hot cake was Nag, Tabu’s hot romance. Nag’s choice was perfectly right and his relationship with Tabu further grew controversial after this massive hit. Dark secrets in film circles come out very late.