Famous actors have a dedicated fan following who religiously keep up with their idols’ every move. Even their films are eagerly awaited and generate amazing box office collection due to the actor’s star power. Obviously, the stars charge exorbitant fees to act in movies and their star power to attract audiences to the screen decides an actors pay scale. Below are the top 5 actors (male) with the highest pay in Bollywood.
1) Salman Khan
It is no surprise that Salman Khan tops the list in 2017. Having had many of his blockbuster films earn more than 100 crores individually, he rakes in a fat cheque of 55-60 crores per film. And producers are willing to pay the amount because of Salman’s loyal fans who head to the theatres wholeheartedly and support and enjoy his movies tremendously.
2) Aamir Khan
Our very own Mr. Perfectionist is very selective about his projects and gets involved in the training and preparation for his role months before the shoot. Therefore, audiences enjoy watching his hard work transform into incredible roles and movies. He gets paid a whopping 50 crores per film.
3) Shah Rukh Khan
The King Khan has dominated Bollywood for several years. But recently, his films have failed to garner the kind of response witnessed by his previous releases. Therefore he has slipped down to no. 3 spot and charges 45 crores per movie.
4) Akshay Kumar
The star has been consistent with his movies and after having a spectacular year in 2016 he has fixed his fees at 40 crores per film. Given his track record at the box office, the money spent on him is worth it after giving hits like Airlift, Rustom and Jolly LLB 2.
5) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik charges 35-40 crores per film. After the poor performance of his movies like Mohenjo Daro, he market price suffered a blow but his fans continue to support his movies. Hence, he is the fifth highest paid actor in the Indian film industry.