With Bollywood films doing business well over 300 crores, the revenue generated by Bollywood in a year is insane. The fees paid to actors is also quite hefty. Recently, two of the biggest Bollywood celebs, Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan were included in the Forbes list of Top 10 paid actors(male). This directly implies how much money Bollywood is generating. Here is a list of Top 5 highest paid Male Bollywood celebs:
1. Salman Khan
Arguably, the biggest Bollywood celeb in recent times, Salman Khan is in a league of his own. He has consecutively delivered 14 films in the 100 crore club and is currently the highest-paid actor in Bollywood. He reportedly charges close to 60 Crore per film excluding other incentives which he gets from his partnership with Star regarding the broadcasting rights of his films.
Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood, Aamir Khan is one of the most loved celebrities in India. He does limited movies, but whatever films he works in turns out to be gold. He is the creator of the 100 crores, 200 crore, and 300 crore clubs in Bollywood. His popularity is also very high in overseas countries. He is especially very popular in China. This all makes him a prized asset ad=nd according to the reports, he charges close to 50 crores per film.
Akshay Kumar came into the industry as an outsider and is now one of the most loved and well paid Bollywood celebs. Popularly known as Khiladi Kumar, he is one of the most disciplined, professional and dedicated actors that one can find in the Indian Movie Industry. According to reports, he charges a fee close to 45 crores. Reportedly, he will also earn 90 crores, for his role in a web series.
4.Shah Rukh Khan
Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan is one of those actors that came to Mumbai as an outsider and now is one of the strongest pillars of the Hindi Film Industry. He is arguably the most popular Bollywood actor in overseas as well. He reportedly charges fees between 40-45 crore for a film. With his immense popularity, the fee he charges is justified.
Another one of those actors who does a limited amount of work, but whatever he does is spectacular. Last seen on the big screen in 2017, his film Super 30 is all set to hit the theatres this Friday. His knack for doing something different and unique is what makes him stand out from the rest. Reportedly, the charges a fee close to 35 crores per film. Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan is one of the handsome actor of the industry.
So, this was the list of top-paid male Bollywood celebs in Bollywood. In the next article, we will discuss the top 5 paid Bollywood actors (Female).