No matter what the profession, money is certainly one of the important things. Whatever we take up for in life, whether it is our passion or a profession, what ultimately matters the most, at last, is money! Right!? Well, when it comes to Bollywood, some various actors and actresses certainly had worked hard and made it to the position where they are today.
Being a highly unpredictable industry, you never know that when a background dancer or a supporting actor will one day end up being a superstar. There have been various instances where the performance of these actors went unnoticed in the first place because of their short flick in the movie, but today, they are one of the most established actors/ actresses in the industry.
While it takes years of work to earn a good amount of money in this Bollywood industry, some actors shot to fame with just one movie and eventually ended up hiking their fees.
So let’s have a look at some stars who increased their fees overnight:
Ranbir Kapoor – Sanju
The actor Ranbir Kapoor has given various hit movies throughout his film career. Hailing from a Bollywood background, the actor started his career with the movie Saawariya. Though his first movie was a flop at the box office, the performance of the actor was highly recognized in the movie post which he starred in various Bollywood hits including Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Wake up sid, Barfi, Rockstar, etc.
However, his work in the movie Sanju (The biopic of actor Sanjay Dutt) was the one after which the actor hiked his fee. What comes to us as a surprise is the fact that post hos movie Sanju, the actor was entitled to win various awards and almost doubled his fee for working in a movie. Yes, the actor used to charge 3 crores for a movie, however, doubled his fee to 6 crores after Sanju.
Shahid Kapoor – Kabir Singh
One of the most versatile and charming actors in the Bollywood industry, the actor Shahid Kapoor has certainly traveled a long way to attain the position. While we all know about his appearance as a background dancer in the film Tall alongside Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the actor’s struggle and hard work to be able to bag a lead role are truly inspiring. This chocolatey boy throbbed the hearts of millions with his work in movies like Ishq Vishq, Badmaash Company, Padmavat, etc.
While the actor had truly worked in various Bollywood hits, the actor rose to fame with his recent work in the movie Kabir Singh, the Bollywood remake of the film Arjun Reddy. Shahid had been entitled to the role of a “lover boy” in various films, but his dedication and exceptional work in the movie “Kabir Singh” made the actor take 1 crore extra for his performance in movies. The actor was paid Rs. 10 crores for the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film.
Vicky Kaushal – Uri: The Surgical Strike
The rising star of the Bollywood industry who had made a distinct place within a short period. Vicky Kaushal made his debut in the industry with the film Gangs of Wasseypur working as an assistant director and has appeared in several movies like Masaan, Raman Raghav 2.0, Raazi, Love per Square Foot, etc.
However, the actor particularly shot to fame after his work in the movie Uri: The Surgical Strike. This movie boosted his career and became one of the biggest hits of 2019. After being awarded and gaining recognition for his work, the actor admitted to hiking his fee for future projects.
Ranveer Singh – Simmba
The most energetic actor in Bollywood, Ranveer Singh is also one of those actors who gained name and fame in a short time. Though the actor has always tended to justify his performance with each character he plays, the actor particularly hiked his fee from 10 crores to 13 crores after his work in the movie Simmba.
Ayushmann Khurrana – Dream Girl
Now, who doesn’t have a crush on him!! Right? His cute dimples and sizzling looks have certainly made many girls go weak in the knees. This heart-throbbing actor has been well known to be a part of most of the hit movies. If a movie has Ayushmann in it, then it certainly has to be a hit for sure! The proof of this is the work in his recent Bollywood hits, Article 15, Badhaai Ho, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Bala, and so on had made him one of the best actors of Bollywood.
He even surprised us by being the “Dream Girl” of the industry in the movie Dreamgirl. The actor used to charge a handsome amount of 2 crores for his work in movies before appearing in Dreamgirl, however, post this, the actor his fee to charging 10 crores per film.
Kartik Aaryan – Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
Okay, we admit to writing the same for all the actors in the list, but you might also agree to the fact that these all are certainly the ones who had always been very close to our heart, then whether it is because of their performances or their dashing personality and looks.
The other actor we had been crushing on is the actor Kartik Aryan. After his long monologue in Pyaar Ka Punchnama, the actor bagged fame after his movie Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. After the tremendous success of the movie, Kartik hiked his fee to 7 crores per film.
Deepika Padukone- Padmaavat
One of the highest-paid actresses of Bollywood, Deepika Padukone has been well known to deliver back to back hits to Bollywood right from her movie, Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ramleela. Though the numbers have not been revealed, the actress is said to have increased the fee after the massive success of the movie, Padmavat.
Kangana Ranaut – Queen
The actress is one of those strongest actresses in the Bollywood industry, who can carry an entire film on her shoulders. The biggest example of delivering a successful film despite being a solo lead in the movie is the movie, Queen. After its huge success, the actress went on to hike her fee by 50 percent. As per the reports, the actress is said to be charging Rs. 24 crores for her upcoming project Thalaivi.
Kareena Kapoor Khan – Veere Di Wedding
One of the classical actresses of Bollywood, Kareena Kapoor Khan has worked in innumerable films to date. Her charismatic persona has always attacked the hearts of her fans. Even after being away from the limelight for a significant amount of time, the actress still shined like a star in the movie Veere Di Wedding. Being a massive hit at the box office, this movie made the actress hike her fee by 50 percent for her upcoming film Takht.
Priyanka Chopra – The Sky is Pink
The Miss World 2000, actress Priyanka Chopra has been one of the acclaimed actresses worldwide. The actress has not only made a distinct position for herself in the Bollywood industry but in Hollywood as well. Despite being away from Bollywood for a long period, the actress’s charm and acting in the movie Sky is Pink, went on to win the hearts of millions.
Talking about the fee of the actress, she is one of those actresses in the industry who demands a profit share in the movie apart from her regular fee to act in the movie.