While Bollywood star Salman Khan is making headlines in the Sri Lankan media due to appearance at an election rally supporting President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Asian Mirror thought it was timely to reproduce an article that was carried on Hindustan Times in 2012 – which gave a comprehensive picture on prices of Bollywood stars – including Salman Khan.
These prices may have changed over the past three years. However, the article still gives an idea about exorbitant prices of Bollywood starts for public appearances and movies. The prices given in the article deal with Indian rupees (SLR 2.06 as of December 29)
Under his usual rates
in 2012, Salman Khan charged approximately Rs. 30 000 000 (SLR) per day for public appearance.
The shocking truth about star prices
Kareena Kapoor would have to act in eight films to earn what Salman Khan can pocket in just one film, which is around Rs. 23-27 crore! Akshay Kumar, the star of the multi-star cast Housefull and Housefull 2, has not seen the housefull boards outside cinema halls for his solo starrers since what seems to be forever, but he still gets paid Rs. 18-20 crore for every film he works in. Vidya Balan may have carried Kahaani to the winning post and bagged every award for The Dirty Picture, but would you believe that even after two hits, she is not the highest paid actress in Bollywood? That’s the dirty truth about star prices. Till the ’90s, Amitabh Bachchan was the only star paid in crores. Figuratively speaking, stars are supposed to be living up there in the sky. But now, it is their prices that are touching the sky.
Welcome then to the real world of stars and their unreal prices. You may even feel inclined to term their remunerations obscene, more vulgar than any adult sex film Bollywood has ever churned out.
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Acting fee per film 23-27cr
Endorsement fee (per day) 1.5cr
Acting fee per film (share in profit, could go up to) 40cr
Endorsement fee (per day) 4cr
Shah Rukh Khan
Acting fee per film 20-25cr (including share in profit)
Endorsement fee (per day) 2-3cr