Earlier this week, reports had emerged that actor Amitabh Bachchan was so impressed with the script of Chehre that he decided to do the film for free. That’s not all – it was also reported that he paid for his own international travel when a part of the film was shot in Poland. However, for tax reasons, producer Anand Pandit said that Amitabh Bachchan was billed as a “friendly appearance” in the movie.
However, this is not the first time that the veteran actor has starred in a movie for free. He hadn’t charged a penny when he acted in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s critically acclaimed film, Black. “I had just wanted to work with Sanjay, after seeing all his other works he had done… And when the opportunity came it was quite overwhelming. I did not take any salary for the film… Just being a part of such an enterprise, was sufficient fees,” Amitabh Bachchan wrote on his blog on Black’s 12th anniversary in 2017.
“At the premiere when we all saw the film, there was just those tears of joy within me, and of course the fact of having Dilip Saheb in the audience was a child hood dream coming true. When the film got over, he stood outside the hall, held my hands and just looked into my eyes … It was, what I could have allowed, to last for a lifetime,” he added.