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Ravi Kishan on how he is an ‘expensive’ actor now: There’s been a tenfold hike in my fee

The actor-politician has starred in The Whistleblower and Matsya Kaand.

  • Shilpa S

Last Updated: 05.01 AM, Jun 17, 2022

Ravi Kishan on how he is an ‘expensive’ actor now: There’s been a tenfold hike in my fee

Ravi Kishan has worked in the film industry for a few decades now. But it seems that the industry has not always been kind to the actor turned politician. Kishan recently opened up about his career journey.

In a conversation with Hindustan Times, Kishan opened up about how there had been instances where he had worked for free and people had taken advantage of him as well. The actor said that he had spent almost 15 years working for ‘free’ and people had used him a lot since he couldn't ask for money. His luck had changed with the 2003 film Tere Naam and 2009’s Luck, and now he had a loyal fan base as people started to understand his craft.

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Calling himself an ‘expensive’ actor now, Kishan revealed that he had raised his fee to about ten times more, as he had a ‘big’ family now and was spending his own money for social work. “The makers are happily paying, as they want my dates,” he said.

Kishan said that nowadays he used to get offers almost everyday, be it films or shows, both in Bhojpuri and South languages. He spoke about how he was still very selective with the work he takes up, and is unable to spare much time for acting due to his other social and political commitments.

On the work side, the actor will make an appearance in Capsule Gill directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, and will work on the second season of Matsya Kaand as well. He added that he would soon sit in the director’s chair as well, to helm two Bhojpuri movies as well as a short film.

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