A group of Chinese government organizations issued a notice late Wednesday in an effort to curb “unreasonable pay” with a directive that seeks to cap “astronomical” star salaries. According to the official Xinhua news agency, the state bodies said total remuneration shall not exceed 40% of a production’s cost while star payments must not be more than 70% of the total wage costs. This goes for movies, TV series and online programming. Also in the cross-hairs are tax evasion and other issues which must be managed in order to promote the healthy development of the business rather than “distorting social values.” The move comes a few weeks after the PROC said it would launch a tax evasion investigation into the industry. That crackdown followed a row between Chinese TV presenter Cui Yongyuan and superstar actress Fan Bingbing. Cui had posted images of multiple documents on a social media account that he claimed were copies of different … [Read more...] about China Seeks To Cap Star Salaries, Crack Down On Tax Evasion
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Bigg Boss 13 will hit the television screens this weekend. The viewers are excited to know the celebrities who will participate. As we revealed earlier, Uttaran actress Rashami Desai is one of the confirmed contestants. It seems that the makers are paying her a huge amount to be in the Bigg Boss 13 house. It is also being said that Ashwini Koul, who played the male lead in Tara From Satara, has quit the show within a month, to take up Bigg Boss 13. Rashami Desai Paid Rs 1.2 Crore For Bigg Boss 13 Apparently, Rashami will be entering the Bigg Boss 13 house along with her alleged boyfriend Arhaan Khan. According to a Pinkvilla report, the actress is being paid Rs 1.2 crore (approx) to stay in the Bigg Boss 13 house. Rashami Is Excited A source told the portal, "Apart from entering the house with beau Arhaan Khan, Rashami is also being paid a colossal amount of 1.2 crore (approx) for her stay inside the house. Given the popularity of the actress, the makers are riding on her to raise … [Read more...] about Rashami Desai Is Being Paid HUGE Amount; Ashwini Koul Quits ‘Tara From Satara’ For Bigg Boss 13!
It’s been about a month since Warner Bros released Crazy Rich Asians, powering to runaway success domestically and staggering the rollout internationally. With the global box office now over $167M, $28.6M has come from 23 overseas markets through last Sunday. There is plenty of play ahead, including the UK release on Friday, but there is also a big question mark over whether the Jon M Chu-directed smash makes it to China. And if it was facing an uphill battle to begin with there, a local scandal could indirectly influence its chances while state media took a pointed punch at it today. Chinese authorities are understood to still be mulling a yea or nay on giving the film a quota slot, but while WB is playing up the theme of family and acceptance, depictions of outsize wealth may be an issue — and that was highlighted in the China Daily op-ed today. We’ll get to that below. Related Story 'The Farewell's China Release Shelved Just Ahead Of Scheduled Date … [Read more...] about ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ China Release Status In Limbo: What’s The Holdup?
Reem Shaikh, who is seen in Tujhse Hai Raabta, is facing a tough time because of an event organiser. The actress took to social media and revealed by sharing multiple posts as to how she is being threatened and blackmailed by the event organiser. She also revealed that she is planning to take stern action against the person. In the post, Reem wrote that the event organiser was blackmailing her to return an advance payment of Rs 60k for an event that the person couldn't organise due to his 'incompetence and shortcomings'. She also claims that the organiser has been threatening and blackmailing her in a bid to spoil her name by going to the police and media. The actress wrote, "What about my wasted date, what about the Instagram posts and stories that I posted to publicise the event, what about the gst of 18% which I have already paid the tax dept, who will pay that?? He is threatening that he will spoil my name by going to the police and media and blackmailing me. Just because we are … [Read more...] about Tujhse Hai Raabta’s Reem Shaikh Claims To Be Blackmailed By Event Organiser
Taapsee Pannu recently received scathing remarks from Kangana Ranaut's sister, Rangoli Chandel. But the actress handled the uncalled controversy that she was dragged into with utmost dignity. Taapsee responded by saying that if she is referred to as Kangana's copy, then she takes it as a compliment because she considers Kangana to be an amazing actress. During a recent interaction, Taapsee said that she will not apologise for her honest opinion. Rangoli had attacked Taapsee saying, "Kuch log Kangana ko copy kar ke he apni dukaan chalate hain, magar pls note, they never acknowledge her, not even a mention of her name in praising the trailer. Last I heard, Taapsee ji said Kangana needs a double filter, and Tapsee ji you need to stop being a sasti copy." (sic) During a promotional event for her upcoming movie Mission Mangal, Taapsee responded to a question regarding her controversy with Kangana. She said, "Seriously, I will not apologise for my honest opinion. I did not know that she has … [Read more...] about Taapsee Pannu: Won’t Apologise For Honest Opinion Regarding Kangana Ranaut Controversy