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Anando Brahma: Taapsee signed the film on profit-sharing basis

Taapsee Pannu decided to take on Anando Brahma purely on profit-sharing basis when she found that the film has no scope for a leading hero, a major force for film’s budget and feasibility.

regional movies Updated: Aug 28, 2017 16:30 IST
Indo Asian News Service, Chennai
Taapsee Pannu,Anando Brahma,Mahi Raghav
Taapsee Pannu’s Anando Brahma was a surprise sleeper hit about ghosts in a house being scared of humans.

Actor Taapsee Pannu worked on her latest Telugu outing Anando Brahma free of cost and instead struck a profit-sharing deal with its makers -- something very unlikely in the southern film industry.

When Taapsee heard the script and found that there was no scope for a leading hero in the film which is the major force for the film’s budget and feasibility, she decided that she did not want to burden the film with her remuneration.

She genuinely believed in the script.

“I am today in a position where I have been saying that I don’t want to repeat things and want to do something different. And if this is a chance for me to do something different, I can’t step back just because I won’t get paid that much,” said Taapsee.

“I genuinely believed in the script and so thought to take this risk which is a biggest gamble of my career,” she said.

Taapsee’s gamble paid off quite handsomely. Made on a shoestring budget, the film ended up as a sleeper hit in India and US.

Directed by Mahi Raghav, Anando Brahma is a horror-comedy where the ghosts are afraid of humans.

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First Published: Aug 28, 2017 16:29 IST