Actor Akshay Kumar will soon be seen in Aanand L Rai’s directorial Raksha Bandhan. The film will be his third big-budget release this year. Besides a few exceptions, the box office hasn’t scored much in terms of numbers.
While the discussion around actors’ pay cuts have already started as a slew of Hindi films failed to find audience in theatres, Akshay, who is known for finishing shoots in minimum time, highlights that every film’s writer should be treated financially well before investing in the salaries of others.
In an interview with Times of India, when asked about his opinion of the need of actors taking pay cuts and if he would ever do that, Akshay said that the ‘monetary aspect of cinema should first be aimed at the film’s writer’, calling them the most important person on the project. The actor called dialogue and script of a film its most important aspect while accepting that the writers are still not given their due importance in the industry. He said after the writers, the most important people in the film crew are the director, the technicians and finally actors.”