Rajeev, Gauahar compromised on fees for ‘Fever’ outdoor shoot
Mumbai, July 1 (IANS) Actors Rajeev Khandelwal and Gauahar Khan, who will next be seen in “Fever”, compromised on their fees to shoot the last leg of the upcoming film so that it could ease out budget woes for the makers.
The film had certain portions of patch work left, for which the makers decided to go ahead with the studios in Mumbai as they didn’t have the budget to shoot in their desired location in Switzerland. However, when Rajeev and Gauahar got to know about this, they decided to compromise their fees.
Interestingly, Rajeev and Gauahar didn’t even take their staff to Switzerland for the final leg to make sure that all falls in place with the budget.
Talking about it, Rajeev said in a statement: “We didn’t charge our last installment because we knew that the producers were trying to not compromise with the film. It was devised initially that the film would be entirely shot in Switzerland.
“A little patch work in Mumbai would have spoiled the honesty of the film. But this was just a small contribution from our side as against the contribution made by the crew. The film belongs rightfully to the crew as well.”
Sharing his experience about working with Gauahar, Rajeev said: “Gauahar is a delight to work with. No pretense, focused and full on fun is what Gauahar is. I had a super good time working with her. Hope to work with her again on something different.”
Directed by Rajeev Jhaveri, “Fever” is set to release on July 22