Surprise, surprise!!! We all know that Rajkumar Santoshi is known to take large signing amounts and is loathe to returning them when required. But the times, they are a-changing.
Santoshi was paid Rs 2 crore by Reliance BIG Pictures to direct one of their next projects. But for reasons best known to both parties, Santoshi decided not to go ahead with the project. And guess what, he’s returned the entire sum. No, we’re not kidding!
Santoshi laughed when we contacted him, and said, “That project is not happening so I decided to return the money. I’ve already returned the first installment. The rest should reach them soon.” He pauses before disconnecting the line and adds post-haste, “Who knows, we may work together in future.” Point taken.