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Coronavirus effect: Keerthy Suresh to slash remuneration by 20% to 30%


Keerthy is the first actress in Tamil cinema to announce that she’s willing to slash her remuneration taking into consideration the situation created by coronavirus pandemic

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actress Keerthy Suresh, taking into consideration the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, has announced a cut in remuneration of up to 20% to 30% for her upcoming projects.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, 16 June, it was announced that Keerthy has decided to take a pay cut of 20% to 30% for any project she signs in future.

Keerthy is the first actress in Tamil cinema to announce that she’s willing to slash her remuneration taking into consideration the situation created by coronavirus pandemic.

On the career front, Keerthy currently awaits the release of forthcoming Tamil thriller Penguin (2020), which will premiere on Amazon Prime Video this week.

Penguin will be the second mainstream Tamil film after Jyotika’s Ponmagal Vandhal (2020) to directly opt for OTT (over-the-top) release, bypassing theatres due to the coronavirus pandemic. Directed by Eeshwar Karthic and produced by Karthik Subbaraj’s Stone Bench Films, Penguin has music by Santosh Narayanan.

Keerthy also awaits the release of her Telugu film Miss India (2020). Directed by Narendra Nath, Miss India also stars Jagapathi Babu, Naveen Chandra, Rajendra Prasad, Naresh, Bhanushree Mehra, Sumanth S, Poojitha Ponnada, Kamal Kamaraju and Nadiya in crucial roles.

Keerthy also has a yet-untitled Telugu sports romedy with director Nagesh Kukunoor. The film also stars Aadi Pinisetty in a crucial role.   

Next year, Keerthy will be seen in actor Rajinikanth’s Tamil film Annaatthe (2021), in which she will be seen playing his sister.