Two back to back failures – Ugly Aur Pagli and Maan Gaye Mughall-E-Azam have brought Mallika Sherawat’s soaring market price down!
An industry source revealed, “She had begun quoting 1 to 1.5 crore per film post the success of Welcome. She was expecting both Ugly Aur Pagli and MGMA to become hits but well fate had something else in store for her. Not only both these films flopped badly but also got her acting severe criticism from all quarters! This has been a major set back for her in terms of demanding the price she wanted for herself. Now with these two massive flops in a row, producers are being vary of negotiating any price with her beyond Rs. 75 lakhs. Mallika too has been left with no choice but comply with it without being the snooty self that she had been for last few months!”
The source further added, “Mallika was offered a film by Zee Group to be directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia few months back. It was a solo lead role and Mallika had quoted Rs. 1.5 crore as her acting fees. That time the Zee officials decided to take some time to come back to her as the script too was yet to be completed. But now just a few days back the Zee guys went back again with a complete bound script to Mallika. It is learnt that they both have mutually agreed on a price of Rs. 75 lakhs for the film. The shooting for the film will begun in 2008 end.”