How much Bollywood actors charge for a movie?

Bollywood is touted to be among the biggest film industries of the world with multiple actors more often than not finding a place in the list of highest-earning influential personalities. Ample has been spoken about time and again around the hike in their acting fees. Talking to various sources from the industry, we have compiled a list of what actors charge to act in a feature film in today’s time. While some take upfront fees to be a part of the project, some opt for a profit-sharing deal to reduce the burden of recovery.

1) How much Salman Khan charge for a movie?

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100 Cr Per Movie

Talking of Salman Khan, he is also among the top paid actors of the country today. He was the first Indian star to get a salary of Rs 100 crore plus on a feature film, way back in 2016 with Sultan and repeated the feat by becoming the first actor to get Rs 130 crore as acting fees in 2017 with Tiger Zinda Hai. For both the YRF productions, the actor had got into a profit-sharing deal getting 60 to 70% of the total profits.

Post Tiger Zinda Hai, it has all been home productions for Salman, which means he used to take home all of the satellite and digital revenue as his acting fees.

2) How much Akshay Kumar charge for a movie?

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135cr Per Movie

Akshay Kumar is among the actors who juggles between profit sharing and upfront fees. The actor has charged Rs 135 crore for his soon to be released Cinderella, thereby becoming the highest-paid actor in Hindi cinema. He has replicated the same fees for Bade Miyan Chote Miyan as well, continuing with his golden run.

3) How much Aamir Khan charge for a movie?

80Cr Per Movie

Aamir Khan has given up on charging upfront acting fees for a long time. Mr Khan has adopted the profit-sharing model since the start of the last decade. Aamir has taken things a notch higher with a 75 per cent share in profit. Mr Perfection’s funda is clear – he isn’t just an actor, but also an artist who gives inputs in the script too, which calls for a bigger share.  He got an elephant’s share in Dhoom 3, and Dangal, but the income was below the mark in Thugs of Hindostan. 

4) How much Shahrukh Khan charge for a movie?

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85 Cr Per Movie

Mr Srk has adopted the profit-sharing model also. SRK has taken things a notch higher with a 70-70% share in profit.

For SRK, who got lions to share in Chennai Express, but there wasn’t much to gain in Zero. The fees of both these giants vary as per the revenues of films from all sources – right from satellite, digital to theatrical.

5) How much Hrithik Roshan charge for a movie?

75 Cr Per Movie

Hrithik Roshan also has been following the profit-sharing route for most of his films, though there have been instances where he has taken upfront fees and also opted for a hybrid model. It’s variable, but the industry buzz suggests that he had opted for a 50 to 55 % profit model for his last two releases – Super 30 and War.

6) How much Ajay Devgn charge for a movie?

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35 Cr Per Movie

There’s Ajay Devgn too, but one isn’t sure on the mode he operates on, as it keeps varying from film-to-film basis. Devgn at times opts for hybrid models, while it’s profit-sharing for the rest. However, he did fetch a 3-digit number for his digital debut, Rudra. An insider informs that AJ’s deal is usually hybrid by charging Rs 35 to 40 crore as upfront fees, with the remaining being a profit-sharing agreement in the ratio of 50:50.

7) How much Ranveer Singh charge for a movie?

50 Cr Per Movie

Ranveer Singh too has upped his stakes by charging upwards of Rs 50 crore for Cirkus and Shankar’s untitled film.

8) How much Varun Dhawan charge for a movie?

35 Cr Per Movie

Varun Dhawan is keeping it slow and we hear, he is also contemplating switching to the profit-sharing model soon.

9) How much John Abraham charge for a movie?

20Cr Per Movie

John Abraham’s acting fees have gone up 3-fold over the pandemic, from Rs 7 crore in Satyameva Jayate to Rs 21 crore for its sequel. Shahid on the other hand charged Rs 31 crore for Jersey.

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