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Filmmaker Farah Khan recently shed light on the burden that the overhead entourage cost of actors puts on film producers. She reflected on actors coming with 8–9 people to the set of a film and called it nothing but a "waste of resources." Farah also mentioned how actors today do not step out of their cars unless there are at least four vanity vans for them on the set.

"Nowadays, people don't work without a vanity van. One person needs four vans. One is for the gym, one is for the staff, one is for them, and one is for the food truck, which is separate. Earlier, heroines would change behind a bush or a bus, but today nobody steps out of their car unless the van is there," Farah told TV actors Dipika Kakkar and Shoaib Ibrahim on their vlog.

In another interview, Farah also shared that she would like to reduce the cost of the entourage of actors.

“The change I would like to bring about is that the entourage cost has become too much. An actress comes with nine people, an actor comes with eight people. That is a waste of resources. That cost is nowhere to be seen in the film. That needs to be controlled a bit. It becomes too much for the film



producers,” Farah Khan said.

But Farah, who started her career as a film director with 'Main Hoon Na', also said some things have also changed for good.

“The good change is that the industry is far more organised today, people come on time, there is a studio system in place, so all the contracts are proper, kisi ke paise koi khaa nahi sakta hai (Nobody can stop anyone's payment)," Farah Khan said.

But, at the same time, it has become difficult to contact actors directly today, as one needs to first contact the sub-manager, then the manager, and then the agency managing the actor.

Farah shared, "The bad change is that, earlier, the industry would function on relationships. So, if I wanted something, I would directly call the actor. Now, I will have to meet the manager’s sub manager, then the manager will meet, and after that, the agency will meet! It has all become very clinical. The inter-personal relations have been ruined because of this.”

Farah Khan started her career in Bollywood as an assistant director. She made her debut as a choreographer in 1990 with the Aamir Khan-led film 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar'.
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