Shahid Kapoor is all set to make his OTT debut with the Amazon Prime Video show ‘Sunny’.
Directed by Raj and DK, the web series is a 2-season, action-thriller project which recently kickstarted shooting in Goa.
Apart from Shahid, popular actors from the South have also been roped in to lend the show a pan-India appeal. Vijay Sethupathi will be essaying the antagonist while Raashi Khanna has been cast as the female lead.
Now both Shahid and Vijay have meaty roles but if reports are to be believed then the South star is getting paid MORE than Kapoor.
However, there is a catch – Shahid has asked that his fee be hiked if the show gets renewed for another season, whereas Vijay Sethupathi’s contract has no mention of any hike! But their current difference between pay cheques is quite considerable reportedly.
A source told Bollywood Hungama – “Shahid asked for a hefty Rs. 40 crores plus for the whole season and his contract also mentions a hike in his remuneration if the show gets renewed for another season. The plan is to make it into three seasons as of now. Vijay, on the other hand, has not put a clause like that but straight away asked for a sum of around Rs. 55 crores. Both of them have roles that are on equal footing but Vijay is undoubtedly a mega star from South and the makers agreed on the deal. He is getting a much bigger sum compared to Shahid but unlike Shahid, his contract has no mention of any hike for the second season.”
Apart from his digital debut, Shahid Kapoor is currently gearing up for the release of his upcoming sports drama Jersey which a Hindi remake of 2019 Telugu blockbuster of the same name. The film also stars Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapur. It will hit the big screen on November 5, 2021.