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Rajkumar Hirani turns down a small screen offer

The latest buzz doing the rounds is that filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani was approached by the makers of a singing reality show to be a principle judge on their show but the veteran has apparently refused the offer.

And what made this news even bigger was that the filmmaker was being offered a ransom amount of Rs 1 crore per episode to be as a principle judge on the singing reality show titled “Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar”.

Alike, some other stars who have wiped a large amount as a host on small screen include the names of Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan. Amitabh Bachchan was given Rs 75 lakh per episode to be as a host on the “KBC” show in the year 2011.

Furthermore, Salman Khan aka Sallu mia of Bollywood was also paid a ransom amount of Rs. 3.5-5 crore for his every appearance on “Bigg Boss 5″.

However, after the several attempts by the makers to convince Rajkumar Hirani, he has turned down the offer stating that he has to work for his next flick. The reports suggest that the makers of ‘Jo Jeeta….’ had also requested the filmmaker to join them on the show with an increased remuneration amount and reportedly they had even increased the amount to Rs.1 crore.

But Rajkumar stood by his decision and has finally turned down the offer and refused a small screen appearance. According to the sources, the makers of the show had even considered veteran Vishal Bhardawaj as the 2nd choice but due to his ongoing project (“Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola”), the makers have stepped back.

Well, let’s see if the makers will still be able to convince Rajkumar Hirani for their show or not!


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One Response to “Rajkumar Hirani turns down a small screen offer”

  1. a r modak//////johannesburg
    March 22, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    thats the one quality of Hirani-
    modesty and always playing second fiddle to his producer/writer–V V chopra and
    joshi

    whenever they are getting awards, the spokesperson is VVC, despite Hirani being part of a very, very successful trio

    with this refusal, he has surely upped his status as one of few gentleman filmmakers in the industry>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>……………..

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