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Double impact: Actors now Producers!

Ranbir Kapoor

Mumbai, Nov. 12 -- The trend of venturing into film production is catching up fast among Bollywood actors such as Anushka Sharma, Ranbir Kapoor, Ameesha Patel, Tusshar Kapoor and Shilpa Shetty.

"Actors can easily get their colleagues to work in their film at a lesser price. Often, they collaborate with big studios, which minimises the overall risk. Also, instead of charging a huge fee for acting, they take a percentage of the film's profit," says trade analyst Taran Adarsh. We take a look at some actors who have crossed over.     

Ameesha Patel     

The actor is venturing into production with desi magic, in which she will be seen in a double role.     

"When producing a film, an actor can create a project based on his likes and preferences, instead of just signing a film that doesn't offer a challenging role."     

Shilpa Shetty   

The 38-year-old's production debut, dishkiyaaoon, is set against the backdrop of the mumbai underworld. "Imagine me making a film on the Mumbai underworld, it sounds bizarre. Making a film is time-consuming, a producer's job is far easier."     

Tusshar Kapoor     

Tusshar is co-producing his maiden project with fashion designer shabina khan. "I always wanted to venture into production. It is too early to talk about the project. All I can tell you is that I'm not acting in it."     

Ranbir Kapoor     

The actor is donning the producer's hat for his upcoming film, jagga jasoos. a big production house is reportedly pumping in 100 crore for the film. "I used to think production is not my place, but I have turned into one for Jagga Jasoos, in which I play a 17-year-old. I want to collaborate with directors as a producer."