Last day, a special meeting was held in kochi by Kerala Film Producers Association (KFPA) to discuss about the vexing issue regarding the making of Joshy directed multi-starrer Christian Brothers. Last month KFPA had decided that the total production cost of a film with a superstar should not go beyond Rs 3.5 crores and filming should be completed by 45 days of time.
AMMA and along with director including Joshi protested against this decision and thats why KPFA held meeting last day. KFPA argument was that the total cost of such a big multi-starrer will be almost double of the prescribed budget, and hence it should not be made. But producers Anoop and Subair, director Joshy feels it will fit in within the prescribed budget.
At the meeting Movie artists in Kerala today agreed to reduce their remuneration to help the crisis ridden Malayalam film industry suffering yearly losses of over Rs 150 crore. Another decision taken is the film director and producer will have to give the script to the actors 45 days ahead of commencement of shooting but the quantum of reduction has not been decided.