Mar 28, 2018 Updated On : May 21, 2018
Bollywood as a film Industry has gained immense popularity in the past few decades. The craze and popularity of Bollywood movies have not only been restricted to India but also have spread worldwide. With big budget movies, great cinematic views, good stories accompanied by great direction and acting, Bollywood has done overwhelmingly well in the last 15-20 years.
With Bollywood movies becoming more and more popular, the lead characters of a movie often have a strong impact on the audience. Not only Bollywood movies, but it’s lead male and female actors are also idolized and worshipped in all parts of the world which have led to an immense increase in their popularity. No doubt, Bollywood actors are considered as one of the most talented actors worldwide and their style and performances in every movie are always the best, their craze and popularity have greatly impacted on the pay cheque they receive for every movie.
Bollywood actors charge crores of rupees for every movie and are considered as the richest actors worldwide. In fact, their remuneration for every movie also impacts in the budget of a movie with some actors charging money, equivalent to the whole budget of the movie. Nevertheless, producers and directors are happily willing to pay them their desired salary as the star power of these Bollywood actors can fetch producers with enormous profits.
Let us discuss the highest paid actors of Bollywood-
Aamir Khan is regarded as the perfectionist of Bollywood and why not so. He nearly rejects hundreds of scripts before selecting one. But the movie he says yes, ultimately becomes a Blockbuster. In the recent five years, Aamir Khan is doing one project in 2 years. But the movies that he has acted in, has actually competed among themselves to become the highest grossing Bollywood movie. ( Dhoom 3, PK, Dangal). Such is the charm, persona, dedication and sheer personality of our perfectionist Aamir Khan. In terms of paycheque and remuneration for every movie, he also tops the chart among all Bollywood actors. Aamir Khan charges around 60 Crore Rupees for every movie, besides having a 40% share of the total profit of the movie.
Salman Khan is the true Bhaijaan of Bollywood. Although most of his movies in the past 10 years or so have collected Crores and Crores of Rupees, he generally takes a share profit of only 10%, rests he gives it to the charity. However, in terms of Pay Cheque, there is no compromise. Salman Khan, the actor who has given blockbusters like Dabangg 1 and 2, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai, has a salary of 60 Crores per movie.
Hrithik Roshan is regarded as the Greek God of Bollywood. But I think even the Greek God’s may get complexities after watching him as his looks are just out of the world. With dashing looks, great physique, best dancing skill (Hrithik is regarded as the Michael Jackson of India) and good acting capabilities, Hrithik Roshan is a complete package. He is also currently the third sexiest man in the world. (why third????). When it comes to paycheque, the Kaabil star takes 40 Crore home for every movie.
Kangana Ranaut is the real Queen of Bollywood. She constantly drives the Women Empowerment, Gender equality and equal pay among male and female actors in Bollywood. Her movies are majorly women-centric which do not require an A-list Male actor to be hit at Box Office. Currently, Kangana charges 10-12 Crores per movie.
Anushka Sharma has slowly carved her name among the top male and female actors of Bollywood with movies like NH10, Sultan, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Pari, PK and many more. Currently, she charges 5 Crore per movie.
These are some of the highest paying Bollywood actors in current Bollywood industry. There are other prominent actors as well who also charge Crores of Rupees for every movie. Some of them include, Ajay Devgn (25-30 Crores per movie), Ranbir Kapoor (25-30 Crores Per Movie), Amitabh Bachchan (15-20 crores per movie), Shahid Kapoor (14-16 Crores per movie), Ranveer Singh (14-16 crores per movie + 40 % profit of the movie), Kareena Kapoor Khan (8-10 crores per movie), Vidya Balan (7-8 Crores per movie), Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ( 7-8 Crores Per Movie), Sonakshi Sinha (4-5 Crores Per movie), Varun Dhawan (10-12 Crores Per Movie).