Vidhu Vinod Chopra has roped Abhijat Joshi to pen the script of ‘Wazir’ by paying a big sum.
Writer Abhijat Joshi, who has penned the scripts of blockbusters like ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’ (2003), ‘3 Idiots’ (2009) and ‘PK’ (2014), among others, has been paid a huge figure for writing the script of Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘Wazir’ which is being helmed by director Bejoy Nambiar.
Abhijat has apparently been paid a huge amount for Wazir. He has been given anything up to 2 crore to put the script together. For a writer, this kind of figure is quite a big.
It’s known that writers in Bollywood are paid a relatively small amount, usually in lakhs, for writing a film’s script. However, Abhijat seems to have broken the set pattern.
Abhijat being an outsider has been groomed by Vidhu and film-maker Rajkumar Hirani. He has been the writer for all their blockbuster collaborations.
Vidhu said, “I think writers, just like directors, are the most important people in the film-making process when it comes to putting out a good product. Our audience is intelligent, and good content that is entertaining, is what drives them to the theatres. I feel that writers deserve to be paid well, and that’s all that I’ve done with Abhijat.”
‘Wazir’, written by Abhijaat Joshi and Vidhu Vinod Chopra, will see Farhan Akhtar performing action for the very first time alongside super star Amitabh Bachchan. Distributed by Reliance Entertainment, it is set to release on January 8th, 2016.