- There hasn't been discussion about money: Kartik
- "I am sure Kartik won't discuss money," the producer said
- Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety was Kartik's last film
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Kartik's last film with Luv Ranjan, earned over Rs 100 crore at the box office and the Pyar Ka Punchnama films have also been successful. For the third film in the series, Luv Ranjan and producers Kumar Mangat and Abhishek Pathak had approached him.
"Kartik's remuneration for his earlier projects had rumouredly been Rs 35 lakh. When they approached Kartik for Pyaar Ka Punchnama 3, they were shocked to hear his management agency ask for Rs 3 crore. Luv and the Pathaks gave him his break with the Punchnama series, and then Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. Luv has been like his mentor. Since they consider Kartik their family, they are hoping to work out some kind of a solution," a trade source told mid-day.
Meantime, Kumar Mangat Pathak also told mid-day that an official announcement on Pyaar Ka Punchnama 3 would be made soon and added that Kartik has 'every right to ask for Rs 3 crore as his last film was a big hit.' "Whenever we do a film together, I am sure Kartik won't discuss money. If we do, we will pay him whatever his market value is," Mr Pathak said.
(With IANS inputs)