Producer Boney Kapoor's decision to take up a corporate job has sparked off a huge debate in film circles.
People in Kollywood (where Sridevi originally comes from) and Bollywood (where she is parked now) are trying to find reasons for the yesteryear superstar's spouse's decision to do a nine to five at the age of 56.
A source says, Looks like Sri and Boney are facing a cash crunch. Boney's two movies No Entry and Wanted did extremely well at the box office but his borrowings on two other films, one of which is an incomplete venture starring Genelia D'Souza and Harman Baweja, have reportedly run him into a financial muddle.
It is said that in a bid to pay back all debtors and to maintain a very fancy lifestyle, Boney has decided to head the television division of an entertainment giant. His remuneration is obviously on par with the best corporate honchos . The source indicates that one of the areas in which Boney reportedly spends heavily is his star wife's lifestyle.
It is alleged that the Kapoors spend somewhere around Rs 25 lakh per month on themselves. This expenditure includes Sri's cos- metic and wardrobe expenses . Apparently, the yesteryear diva continues to spend lavishly on her clothes. And, she is known to visit a leading beauty clinic in the suburbs of Mumbai with daughter Jahnvi (who is also expected to join movies after she completes her basic education ) at least once a week.
An insider says, The Kapoors run a fleet of cars, take five-star holidays to Europe/ America each year and also dine out very often. Sri, who ruled Bollywood for a decade, is a very high-maintenance wife. She will not compromise on her lifestyle.
Incidentally, Sridevi's film, directed by Gauri Shinde, wife of filmmaker R Balki ( Cheeni Kum, Paa) is going on floors on July 7. And, she is rumoured to be getting paid handsomely for this venture