Jeethu Joseph to take a pay cut for Drishyam 2!
Despite the fact that the Covid-19 pandemic is yet to brought under control, Malayalam film industry has slowly resumed functioning. Though not in a full-fledged manner, filmmakers like Aashiq Abu, Lijo Jose Pellissery, Khalidh Rahman and Mahesh Narayanan have already started their works. Since there is an uncertainty regarding when situation will get better, they feel that taking safety precautions is the only way forward.
Meanwhile, the Kerala Film Producers Council had also requested film stars to reduce their remuneration to deal with the current financial crunch. The proposal was received positively by the actors’ body AMMA. It is now learnt that director Jeethu Joseph is taking a pay cut for his upcoming film ‘Drishyam 2’. Lead actor Mohanlal himself is producing the film under his banner Aashirvad Cinemas.
They are planning to start shooting on August 17. Their decision to go ahead with the shoot comes at a time when the producers association has asked filmmakers not to start new films until the ones that were completed before lockdown get released. However, director Jeethu Joseph believes that new film shoots should be permitted to ensure that the livelihood of daily wage labourers is not affected any further.