Bollywood is a religion in India, and the stars, the Gods and Goddesses. So, being an Indian, the industry obviously seems like glitters and sparkles for a viewer outside the realm of this world. Since every producer/director wants to get high-profile stars to be casted in their movies, there has been a real competition in the offers (money) they are being provided. With the big budgeted movies being in the hype, the demand for a mere appearance in the movie is quite an amount that the actors and actresses charge for it. Let’s check out who are the highest paid actors and actresses of the industry:
1. Salman Khan
Surprised, anyone? Of course not. The Bhai of Bollywood with blockbuster hits like Sultan, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Dabangg etc. gets paid not less than 55-60 Cr/film. Phew!
2. Aamir Khan
No doubt upon Mr. Perfectionist with a hit list of movies like Dangal, PK, 3 Idiots is just a step behind Sallu Bhai in getting around 50 Cr/film. Nice!
3. Shahrukh Khan
The Badshah of Bollywood has been winning hearts since DDLJ, but with his recent fall with average hits like FAN and Dilwale, is lagging behind the former two with a paycheck of about 45 Cr/film.
4. Akshay Kumar
The only guy who releases more than three movies a year, also earns quite a lot and has taken up the 4th spot on the list. With a triple hat-trick of hits with his movies last year i.e Airlift, Housefull 3 and Rustom, the star is earning about 40 Cr/film.
5. Hrithik Roshan
Not much has been seen of Bollywood’s Greek God Hrithik in recent times, but with a failed movie like Mohenjodaro has definitely harmed his pay status. He charges around 35-40 Cr/film.
6. Ajay Devgan
A versatile star with sleeper hits like Drishyam and Shivaay, gets a check of around 22-25 Cr/film.
7. Ranveer Singh
Bollywood’s latest heartthrob Ranveer Singh, charges not less than 20 Cr/film. With big budget hits like Bajirao Mastani and Ramleela, sure he deserves the love and the money.
8. Ranbir Kapoor
The chocolaty buoy, here, has had a series of downfall with big big failures like Roy and Bombay Velvet. But with Imtiaz’s Tamasha and Johar’s Ae Dil Hain Mushkil, two big hits, his career finally seems to have gotten back in form and gets paid around 15-20 Cr/film.
9. Amitabh Bachchan
Our very own Shahenshah, has continued to marvel us over his acting and bringing into light quite a few issues. With critically acclaimed commercial hits, like Pink and Piku, his pay scale may have decreased since his younger days, but nevertheless still gets paid around 12-15 Cr/film.
10. Deepika Padukone
Perhaps, the current reigning queen with her recent Hollywood debut ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ and a bunch of blockbuster hits like YJHD, Bajirao Mastani, Piku, Tamasha etc. earns around 10-12 Cr/film.