Ravi Kishan reveals reason behind ten-fold hike in his acting fees

    Ravi Kishan reveals reason behind ten-fold hike in his acting fees

    Ever since the Kishan joined politics in 2014, he has been juggling between acting and his parliamentarian duties.

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    Actor-turned-politician Ravi Kishan, who has predominately worked in Hindi and Bhojpuri cinema, is actively doing movies in the South film industry. In a recent interview, the actor revealed that he has begun charging a whopping amount for movies and makers are happily paying him.

    The actor said that it's high time he hiked his fees after working for free for several years. “I am an expensive actor now. There’s been a tenfold hike in my fee, as I have been spending from my pocket to take care of my people and social work. The makers are happily paying, as they want my dates,” he told Hindustan Times.

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    It was the 2003 film Tere Naam and 2009 Luck that changed the game for Kishan as until that he could never demand a remuneration. “Maine lagbhag 15 saal free mein kaam kiya hai. Koi paise deta nahin tha aur main maang nahin paata tha. (I worked for free for nearly 15 years. Nobody paid me, and I hesitated to ask for money). People used me a lot,” he added.

    Ever since the Kishan joined politics in 2014, he has been juggling between acting and his parliamentarian duties. Despite his hectic work schedule, the actor is fulfilling his work commitment and has also been offered movies in various languages and mediums. “In fact, I haven’t been able to spare much time for acting due to my political and social commitments, but work is still happening,” said the actor. “The process of learning acting is by communicating with people. I save the observations in my mind to bring them to use when needed,” he added.

    On the work front, the 52-year-old actor will be next seen in Capsule Gill alongside Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra . He will also soon begin shooting for Matsya Kaand Season 2.