Mohanlal doesn’t have a market in Bollywood, says Ratan Jain

Tue, March 6, 2012 3:11pm UTC by 7 Comments
Mohanlal doesn’t have a market in Bollywood, says Ratan Jain

Mohanlal is a star but Ratan Jain doesn’t seem to think so, since the Mollywood actor doesn’t really belong to Bollywood

Malayalam actor Mohanlal has done a cameo in Priyadarshan’s Tezz as he shares a close relationship with the director, but he didn’t do it free of charge. The Hera Pheri director had promised the superstar a remuneration of about Rs 1 crore. But Tezz producer Ratan Jain is unhappy with Priyadarshan’s promise. He thinks the price is a little too exorbitant for a south star who does not have a market in Bollywood. Nonetheless, Priyan still insists that a star of Mohanlal’s stature should be paid similar to what he gets for a full-fledged film in the south. It’s only the right thing to do, no?

We won’t be surprised if Priyan gets his way. He and Mohanlal have been good friends since their early days in Mollywood. In fact, Priyadarshan also changed the character of the cop in Tezz into a south Indian policeman to accommodate Mohanlal’s Malayalam accent that comes forth whenever he speaks Hindi and English. We hope Priyan wins this fight. After all it’s a valid demand, don’t you think so? It would be too bad for Mohanlal, Priyan and Tezz if Ratan sticks to his stand. Earlier too, Mohanlal had walked out of Vishal Bhardwaj’s 7 Khoon Maaf citing monetary tussles. But with Tezz, he can’t do that as he has already shot for the film.

Hopefully, whatever be the end result, it won’t adversely affect Mohanlal and Priyadarshan’s friendship.

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  • Ann Thomas

    “Mohanlal’s Malayalam accent that comes forth whenever he speaks Hindi and English.” So I suppose North Indian actors Hindi accent comes forth when they speak English.

    • sami

      well said!

    • NAWAZ

      GOOD…………..

  • roj uk

    ratan jain needs to look at himself again and rethink what he just said. specialy when someone like A Bachan, Sharukh khan…. thinks high regard of mohanlal. so tell how many languages does this ratan speak. priyan please try not to make mistakes like these part of your career. what a waste of space.

  • pratap

    you are right mr jain. mohanlal doesn’t have market in hindi cinema. but he is a super star in malayalam cinema.
    every boday have their own value . malayali poeple like him so much. but we don’t like him. it’s people choice. even mohan lal can’t speak hindi properly.

  • NAWAZ

    MR.JAIN U WANT TO UNDERSTAND ONETHING, MAY BE YOU ARE A GOOD PRODUCER IN BOLLYWOOD AND YOU LOSTS 1CR FOR MOHANLAL ,THAT’S why ur cursing upon mohanlal , BOLLYWOOD IS NOT = TO INDIAN CINEMA AND U DN’T KNW ANYTHNG ABOUT MOHANLAL. FIRST OF ALL YOU WANT TO SEE SOME OF MOHANLAL FILMS IN MALAYALAM, MOHANLAL IS FOUR TIME NATIONAL AWARD WINNER + LO.COL.+ DOCTORATE+ PADMASREE+BHARATH AND MORE OVER HE GOT SIMPLE PERSONALITY…… LANGUAGE IS NOT A BARRIER FOR FILMS , YOU DN’T KNW THE SIMPLE THING THEN HW CAN PRODUCE GOOD FILMS?

  • NENCY JOSEPH

    HI, RATAN SHAME ON U. CAN YOU SPEAK MALAYALM ,TAMIL, KANNAD,TELUGU AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE WITHOUT HINDI ACCENT? MR.PRIYAN YOU DON’T WAN WSATE UR TIME WITH THIS EGO MAN..


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