Naga Chaitanya is putting in a lot of effort in the remake of the Malayalam hit ‘Premam’, and is keen on the film being his next big hit.
He wanted Shruti Haasan to play the lead opposite him, and none else. However with her back – back big films – Gabbar Singh, Race Gurram and Srimanthudu in Telugu film industry Shruti’s remuneration has gone up and the producers of the film were apprehensive of signing her up as the budgets may shoot up.
Chaitanya felt that Shruti will not only suit the film, but also add the glamour quotient required for promotions. And he wanted her, so went ahead and offered half a crore cut in his remuneration to make it easy for the producers; an appreciable gesture indeed.