Friday, October 3, 2008

Strike in Bollywood is giving sleepless nights to producers

By Khabrein.Info Correspondent,

New Delhi, Oct 3, 2008: The strike in Bollywood that entered third day is giving sleepless nights to producers and directors whose films were underway. It has thrown their schedules haywire.

It is not just escalating costs that is giving the Bollywood producers a sleepless nights, getting alternate dates from all the stars of the films underway will be a big problem if the strike gets prolonged.

Bollywood producers fear that the leading actors who they pay anything between 30 to 100 million rupees for a single film may also revise their agreed payment for the particular film they are shooting now as they will have to give extra time to the film.

In the meantime the segment that seems most affected by he strike is reality show. Every entertainment channel has some reality show going on and they have very tight schedule. This requires daily shoots. Their schedules too have been severely affected by the ongoing strikes.

India has a vibrant movie industry not just in the Hindi language but also regional languages like Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. In 2006 the estimated size of Bollywood was around US $ 1.8 billion.

But during he last two years lots of things have changed and for the better. A chain of multiplexes has come up in big and small cities and the Bollywood’s film making business has become almost corporate like.
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