As this century is dawning, most of the things are being measured in numbers and figures. Our Indian Cinema, especially Bollywood, has not kept itself shy from the very fact. Lately, whenever a film releases, we are bound to think about whether it will be a hundred crore film or not. And if the film is blessed with star power, reaching that milestone of hundred crores isn’t really a big thing.
The investors peg for two or three or even more hundred crores. In this blog, we will take a look at the people responsible, in our star-struck society, for churning out those huge numbers at the box office and how much they themselves are taking their home. So, here goes the list.
10. Ranveer Singh
If we look at the career graph of most of the actors, his might belittle even the big superstars of today. Within such a short span of time, Ranveer Singh has truly proven his potential and is one of the most worthy actors to be on this list. After delivering numerous big hits such as ‘Ram Leela’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’, and with upcoming promising releases ‘Befikre’ and ‘Padmavati’, producers are willingly shelling 10-15 crores per film.
9. Amitabh Bachchan
The legend of Indian Cinema, Amitabh Bachchan, though now being on the wrong side of seventy, is still showing no signs of stopping. On the contrary, with successful films such as ‘Piku’ and ‘Pink’, his accolades shall keep growing forever. He still bags 10-20 crores INR per film and we wish he remains in the business for eternity.
8. Ranbeer Kapoor
Ranbeer Kapoor is definitely the epitome of talent, and every young actor in the industry look up to him. While some of his films in the recent past may have faltered at the box office, he has always been true to the film and is therefore one of the primary reasons for being on this list of highest paid actors. However, he has begun to get back on his feet with his recent releases ‘Tamasha’ and ‘Ae Dil Hain Mushkil’. He pockets a hefty amount of 15-20 crores INR per film.
7. Ajay Devgn
Ajay Devgn is truly one of the most versatile actors of this generation. He can fit in almost any role, and embodies it near perfectly. Solely on the virtue of his talents, he bags in 20-25 crores per film, while some sources claiming a percent in the profits too. His recent directorial venture ‘Shivaay’ took a not so great start at the box office, but eventually managed to do well.
6. Hrithik Roshan
Regarded as one of the most stylist actors of this generation, Hrithik Roshan is one of the finest too. He takes home an approximate 25-30 crores per film. He plays a blind vigilante in his next release ‘Kaabil’.
5. Shahrukh Khan
Shahrukh Khan is name renonwed to more than half of the human beings on this planet. His production company ‘Red Chilly Entertainment’ is estimated to be a 2500 cr company and he is the second richest actor worldwide. His fees per film is 35-40 crores. His upcoming release is the much awaited ‘Raees’, slated for January 26, 2017 release.
4. Aamir Khan
The one man who can do no wrong and can practically boast of his every film to be a true success is none other than Mr. Perfectionist himself, Aamir Khan. His last release PK earned a massive 700 crores at the box office. He gets a remuneration of around 40-45 crores per film in addition to his share in the profits. His upcoming release is ‘Dangal’.
The one who practically gave meaning to stardom and to whom we can trace the roots of where all this talk of numbers began is Rajnikanth. The magnitude of his super-stardom gets bigger every day and so does the amount which are at times to insane to be credible. He received a remuneration of more than 30 crores for ‘Shivaji the Boss’, which released almost a decade ago. You can only speculate the amount of money he gets to a film today. For his next release ‘2.0’, which is a sequel to ‘Enthiran’ or ‘Robot’, reports suggest that he has received more than 50 crores.
2. Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar is one of the most consistent hit-man of Bollywood. He is one of the most reliable actors and is known to give back to back hits. For his upcoming release in which he plays the antagonist opposite Rajnikanth in ‘2.0’, sequel to ‘Enthiran’, he has been reportedly paid 50 crores plus, even more than Rajnikanth, has become the highest paid actor of India.
1. Salman Khan
Not one or two, but Salman Khan has more than five films to his name that has went on to earn more than 500 crores in gross figures at the box office. When it comes to fan following, he is the one to beat, but apparently, no one can. His name on a film, suffices it to perform tremendously amazing at the box office. And that is the precise reason why he is the consistently highest paid of them all, and has inevitably topped the list. He receives a remuneration of around 70 crores per film.