There was a time when Bollywood movies were all about the hero. However, now things have changed and strong roles are being written for actresses as well.
Not only that, even veteran stars are regularly seen playing pivotal roles in Hindi films. Apart from megastar Amitabh Bachchan, other main cast members are also getting their due as well as a lot of money from the old days.
From Anupam Kher to Neetu Singh, let’s take a look at the fees charged by veteran Bollywood celebrities for their recent or upcoming films.
Amitabh Bachchan has entertained fans for the past 50 years and is still very active in Bollywood. Lately, we’ve seen him play important roles in hits like Pink, Badlaand Piku among others. Big B plays central role in Ayan Mukerji’s latest release brahmastra. For the fantasy drama, the megastar reportedly charged Rs 10 crore.
Taking advantage of the huge success of The Kashmir FilesAnupam Kher is currently filming for Emergency directed by Kangana Ranaut. He received rave reviews for his performance in Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri’s directorial venture and earned Rs 1 crore for his part.
Counted among the most gifted actors in Bollywood, Naseeruddin Shah is best known for his strong performances in various films including Masum, sparse, chakra, Aakrochand Iqbal. We saw it in Shakun Batra’s Gehraiyaan This year. Starring Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday, the film received a mixed response after its release. Shah played a short but essential role and charged Rs 45 lakh for it.
At Raj Mehta’s Jugg Jugg Jeeyo marked Neetu Kapoor’s return to acting after a long spell. She played the role of Anil Kapoor’s wife and Varun Dhawan’s mother in the family drama with a touch of comedy. For her part, she received Rs 1.25 crore as salary.
Ratna Pathak Shah
Best known for playing the iconic role of Maya Sarabhai in the much-loved sitcom Sarabhai vs. SarabhaiRatna Pathak Shah was recently seen starring in Ranveer Singh Jayeshbhai Jordaar. While the film turned out to be a box office disaster, moviegoers praised each cast member’s performance. The actress earned Rs 1 crore for her supporting role.
After a long time, veteran star Dharmendra will be seen on the big screen again in Karan Johar’s Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. Starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles, the film is set to hit theaters next year. For his part in the love affair, the actor would get Rs 5 crore as salary.