Reports of star kids signing three-film deals with big production houses are common. But now, it seems that the television fraternity, too, is finally getting its due in Bollywood, as four small-screen actors have also recently signed three-film deals.
, who became popular with the show Kitni Mohabbat Hai, set the ball rolling in 2013. Producer Vikram Bhatt’s Horror Story (2013) was the first of the three films that he signed. "It’s smarter to sign a three-film deal as you are, then, in experienced hands. As an actor, you feel safer as you know you’re going to get a certain platform," he says.
of the Balika Vadhu fame has signed a similar contract with film-maker Karan Johar, who has cast him in his new film, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. "Signing a three-film deal means your talent is being appreciated," says Shukla, who, sources claim, may even bag the lead role in Johar’s next production.
"When a popular film-maker invests in you, there is also extra pressure. Someone has put faith in you, so you have to deliver," he adds.
Funny man Kapil Sharma, who is known for his eponymous comedy TV show, has been roped in by producer Aditya Chopra for three films. He will start shooting for his debut film titled Bank-chor (he plays a lead role) this month. "It’s a privilege to be part of this family and be launched by them. The script is the most exciting part (of the film)," Kapil said to us in the past.
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The latest actor to bag a multiple film deal, however, is Karan Wahi. He was offered the three-film contract by Siddharth Roy Kapur’s production house while he was shooting for his debut film (which is produced by Chopra). A source reveals that one of these three films might be the sequel to Remo D’Souza’s hit dance film, ABCD (2013).
Clearly, this trend is here to stay, as it seems beneficial not only for the many TV actors in the industry, but also for new film-makers, who are always on the lookout for seasoned talent.