Just a day after Rakul Preet Singh's unconvincing looks as Sridevi from the upcoming NTR biopic got released, here comes another news that is doing rounds everywhere. It's about the hottie's pay packet for acting in this flick.
A report published in a leading English daily apparently confirmed that Rakul Preet has charged around Rs 1 crore to don the hat of Sridevi alongside Nandamuri Balakrishna who is playing his father Sr NTR on the silver screen. Considering Rakul's market value, her present fame and number of films in hand, this remuneration news sounds like a PR gimmick.
It is almost 2 years that Rakul Preet is seen in a Telugu movie after Dhruva. For reasons best known to her, she is not signing movies here. Some say that she's demanding more, hence offers dwindled. Even for NTR biopic, she might have got paid around 30-50 lakhs for her but not 1 crore as being publicised, says an insider.
On the other hand, trollers are on full fire as they feel that Rakul is no match to Sridevi and only someone like Samantha would have done justice to that. That said, NTR unit is pretty confident that her 20 minutes presence in the film will be mesmeric.