Yogi Babu has refuted claims that he was demanding huge money as remuneration from the producers of his film. “If I had demanded hefty pay from all the producers, I would have been jobless by now. In fact, for many projects, I’ve compromised on my salary to encourage deserving talents,” he said at the audio launch of his upcoming film ‘Dharma Prabhu’.
He said further: ” People often say that I’ve easily become a successful comedian as I didn’t have any competition. But I would like to register that I’ve always faced competition. Lot of people have fought similar battles and won in the past, and new comedians might replace me in the future. It’s just a matter of time.”
He added: “Contrary to reports, I don’t demand Rs 10-15 lakh per day from anyone. I started doing films with a remuneration of Rs 2,000-3,000. I know the issues faced by debutant directors and producers.
Even the other day, when a producer told me about his financial issues, I agreed to take half the amount of what I was initially offered. Those who dislike me are behind such rumours.”
I signed Gurkha and Dharma Prabhu around the same time, and I shot simultaneously for both. I slept for only one hour every day during the shooting and lost a lot of weight, Yogi Babu said.