Pricey Stars of Bollywood!

BollyCurry brings to you the names of those actors and actresses who enjoy the privilege of grabbing a position amongst the highest paid stars per movie.

Friday, September 06, 2013 | 9:31:49 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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All that glitters is not gold, sometimes it's beyond precious. A commendable example of the same are our tinsel town stars, who are worthy of much more love than the remuneration they receive. This week, celebrating the National Payroll Week, BollyCurry brings to you the names of those actors and actresses who enjoy the privilege of grabbing a position amongst the highest paid stars per movie. 

The name topping the list is none other than Mr Perfectionist of Bollywood - Aamir Khan. Khan's innovative ideas and creatively written, unique concepts is what sets him apart from the others in the industry. Until recently, his movie 3 Idiots held the record of being the movie with the 'Highest Gross Earnings'. This fact helps neglect the amusement which clouds the air upon revelation of his fees being Rs. 40 Crore per movie, and Rs. 4 Crore for just an endorsement. 

Salman Khan, the actor with a Dabangg style and an impeccable body, managed to woo his fans with the magic of his smile alone. He stars in three to four movies within a year, all of which do tremendously well on the box office. Last year, Ek Tha Tiger broke several records, creating some praiseworthy milestones. Khan charges Rs. 23-30 Crore for one movie and Rs. 1.5 Crore per day for endorsing any product. In the year 2013, he is one actor with the highest earnings coming from brand endorsements, including his movies.

The King of Bollywood needs no introduction in words: his numbers speak of his hard work and dedication as it is. Surprising everyone, Shah Rukh Khan's latest venture Chennai Express broke several records, becoming the movie with the Highest Gross Earnings - Rs. 220 Crore. Khan is selective of his movies and chooses to act in only one or two each year. Nevertheless, he earns a major portion from the brands he endorses, charging Rs. 2-3 Crore per endorsement. His fee per movie is that of around Rs. 20-25 Crore (shares in profit included).

Next spot on the list is occupied by the Khiladi Akshay Kumar, who chooses to act in about three to four movies in a year. Action and comedy remain his forte as he charges Rs. 20-22 Crore for each movie. As far as brand endorsement is concerned, his fee amounts to Rs. 1.5-2 Crore roughly.

Ranbir Kapoor, the actor keen on experimenting with his roles and a patron of versatility, had an initial fee for a movie amounted to Rs. 8 Crore.However, after the incredible success of Barfi!, the price just had to be hiked to Rs. 15 Crore. Apart from the movies, he earns about Rs. 1.5-2 Crore from every brand he endorses.

A few names without which the list remains incomplete would be Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan and Saif Ali Khan.

Coming to the females, stars are definitely shining in the favor of the former Miss World Priyanka Chopra. Actress turned singer, Chopra is at the peak of her career with her movies doing commercially well, along with her songs splashing the musical charts. She was signed for the remake of Zanjeer at a fee of Rs. 9 Crore, making her the highest paid Bollywood actress.

A name that rules the endorsement world would be that of Mrs. Khan. Post her marriage, Kareena Kapoor Khan's fame increased exponentially. The actress signed Madhur Bhandarkar's Heroine for a colossal amount of Rs. 8 Crore, while also endorsing each product for Rs. 3 Crore. K3 is considered as one of the priciest actress, given her brilliant acting graph.

This next actress on the list may have been missing from action for quite some time, but Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is still a name to reckon with. Her international popularity only glorifies her achievements here in Bollywood. She charged about Rs. 6 Crore for the movie Robot, and takes Rs. 4 Crore for a product endorsement. As news has it, she's making a comeback next year with a Sriram Raghavan movie.

The Barbie doll of Bollywood, Katrina Kaif's sojourn has been one with all the ups and downs. She is now considered as one of the top league actresses in the industry. Kaif's fee amounts to Rs. 3-4 Crore, while she is paid Rs. 4 Crore for endorsing a product. Her upcoming movies Dhoom 3 and Bang Bang are expected be bonus cookies to her already rising career.

This dusky beauty is enjoying much success in a continued streak, starting with Cocktail, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and then the extremely popular Chennai Express. Deepika Padukone has become one of the most popular actresses today and her price hike is soon to be expected. At the moment, she charges Rs. 3 Crore for a movie and Rs. 2.5 Crore for endorsements.

Some other names that barely passed the list are Bipasha Basu, Sonam Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha.

BollyCurry is signing off for now, but definitely let us know whether you think that these stars are being over/under priced.
Writer: Pooja B.
Editors: Khushi P. & Gunia M.
Graphics: Preet K.

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Posted on: 08 September 2013 at 2:29am
love u deepika padukone and ranbir kapoor

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Posted on: 08 September 2013 at 1:34am
Love you Kareena Kapoor Khan!! You're the best!
Also, love you Salman Khanand Shah Rukh Khan!

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Posted on: 07 September 2013 at 3:45pm
Love priyanka chopra
She is the bestest bestest ever

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Posted on: 07 September 2013 at 10:18am
love you Hrithik Roshan :D
your the best

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Posted on: 07 September 2013 at 5:53am
love u ranbir kapoor and deepika padukone

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Posted on: 07 September 2013 at 4:35am
shahurkh n ranbir
kareena n aish rock love guys

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Posted on: 07 September 2013 at 1:18am
actresses are equal part of the movies n they have shown their talents as well... so why such a huge difference in paying terms... the industry is truly biased...

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Posted on: 07 September 2013 at 1:05am
Didn't know that Aamir khan is the most highest paid in Bollywood.. Well I am happy for him . He is after all Mr.Perfectionist in Bollywood he deserve much more ... Keep rocking !!

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Posted on: 07 September 2013 at 12:12am
While. the actors are extremely over priced some actresses are quite under priced.


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Posted on: 06 September 2013 at 11:26pm
I think Priyanka C is under-priced. She deserves more.

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