Arjun Kapoor turns producer with 'Ki and Ka'

Arjun slashed his fee and opted to share the profits if his film did well


Entertainment Desk April 13, 2016
Arjun slashed his fee and opted to share the profits if his film did well. PHOTO: PINTEREST

Bollywood star Arjun Kapoor wasn't just the onscreen talent for his latest movie Ki and Ka. Apparently, he is also the co-producer of the film alongside R Balki.

PinkVilla reports a source as saying, "Arjun decided to keep his engagement as a producer a secret. He didn’t want that bit of news to be used as a gimmick to promote the film. The film mattered above all else."

Being the son of famed producer Boney Kapoor, it was only a matter of time before Arjun followed in his footsteps.

"For Arjun, taking this step was important as he is a producer’s son. Being Boney Kapoor’s son, he understands the dynamics of making a film within a budget. One way of controlling the budget was reducing his fees as an actor. So he took a pay cut and cut a deal for a stake in the profits."

Ki and Ka has earned a whopping INR 50 crore at the box office.

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"The risk paid off. Arjun was confident that the film would do well, yet it was brave of him to slash his fee and take a profit-sharing dividend if the film did well. Now that the film has done well, he also benefits from his decision," added the source.

Arjun is no newbie to behind-the-camera action. He has worked on several films as an assistant director and associate producer. Currently, he is working on Mohit Suri's Half Girlfriend with Shraddha Kapoor.

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