What is this confusion over Kriti Shetty and Anu Emmanuel being a part of 18 Pages? With the budget of Uppena crossing 22 crores and the pressure of recovery seemingly high, the filmmakers stare at a disaster at the box office. Even it had some hope, with the Corona hitting India and recession at an all time peak there is no way the film will be a hit say trade sources.
A flop heroine in a new movie? Nah! So we learn that she was move to Vishwak Sen’s new film produced by Bekkam Venugopal and Anu Emmanuel who is a non performer has been taken in 18 Pages. Anu Emmanuel is not just labelled a flop actress, she cannot act for life and all the big and small films she did is an indication. She is not being taken by filmmakers because of her attitude issues.
If at all the news is true then the reason why she is roped in just money. After delivering a hit like Ala Ela, Hebah Patel was paid not more than 4 or 5 lakhs for Kumari 21F and when the film was declared a hit, the profits were shared by Sukumar’s team who all worked without payment. Here too, much to her dislike she might have agreed to work for dirt cheap rates.
But the question is when a film such as this has an important character for the heroine, why are the film makers compromising? Nikhil should consider someone younger and better. Anu Emmanuel looks far more older than him. Moreover Surya Pratap is in a hurry to finish the heroine’s part and looking for someone who can give bulk dates..