Forbes has listed Bollywood’s top 10 highest paid male and female stars of this year and with no doubt, the first three places are occupied by Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar in the same order. They also appeared on Forbes list of highest paid male actors in the world, this year. And they are ranked 8th, 9th and 10th.
Shahrukh Khan made $38 million from his movies like Raees, while Salman Khan earns $37 million and Akshay Kumar earns $35.5 million. They earned more this year as compared to the previous year. But we were aware of the same from the global list which was released by Forbes last month.
But it would be interesting to know the Bollywood list after #4. As just below Akshay Kumar, we find Aamir Khan whose Dangal movie has earned $12.5 million. Well, the gap between Aamir and other 3 actors who outrank him clearly seems vast, but Forbes points out that, “He films fewer movies than most Bollywood stars and does not endorse a plethora of products.” And if we talk about Dangal then this movie is still making money overseas. In fact, I should say even more amount than it did at home. On the other side, Aamir Khan missed making his position in the Forbes’ list of top 20 highest paid male actors in the world, on which we can find Mark Ruffalo, with $13 million who ranked last.
Talking about the 5th rank holder in the list of the highest paid star of this year is Hrithik Roshan who made $11.5 million from movies like Kaabil and Mohenjo Daro. Just below him, we can find Deepika Padukone who is rated 6th with $11 million. She is one of the two female star who is ahead of Ranveer Singh, ranked 7th with $10 million. Amitabh Bachchan who is still going strong at 74 with the 9th position with $9 million. And Ranbir Kapoor, bringing up the rear with $8.5 million. As per the recent report, Deepika’s fee for her new movie Padmavati has been higher than the paychecks of her co-stars who are Ranveer and Shahid. And this makes her India’s best-paid female star.
Talking about the second female star on the list is Priyanka Chopra who ties Ranveer Singh with 7th position, earning $10 million. Priyanka wasn’t seen making home films since Jai Gangaajal. But her American TV show Quantico and Hollywood debut in Baywatch had made her top $.